Agustina Tato’s series is suspended in time, between the death of her mother and the birth of her daughter. In those days, she used to go out to her parents’ garden every full moon, with her father and sister. Her pictures bring those nights to life, and capture people and memories playing hide and seek.
“Sadness melted away when the darkness appeared, the night protected us from our deepest fears”, Tato tells us. The Argentinian photographer rediscovers the garden of her childhood home and its characters in a dream-like atmosphere. She photographs to “construct a different gaze on reality”, to make images, smells and feelings of her childhood reemerge. Inspired by the sensitive gaze of Adriana Lestido and Sally Mann’s reflections on oblivion and the afterlife, Agustina attempts to treasure the transient presence of her beloved ones through this series.
The photographer describes her timeless playground with these words.
“Donde la Luna es Ronda” (Where the moon is a ring of rosies)
Images from “Donde la Luna es Ronda” © Agustina Tato