YAMILA DE PICO
“Vino, enseñame el arte de ver mi propia historia(…)”
-Jorge Luis Borges
Four elements served to explain the principle of all things. Earth, fertile element that gives life, universal matrix.
Water, mutable fluid in motion.
Air, volatile perfume that soaks through all.
Fire, which represents heat and strength.
And today, Wine, the last and exquisite element, a human creation that combines the elements of nature and the human being, allowing us to reach delicious pleasures.
"Elementos" is a photographic project created to express the poetry of the body and nature through images. It was a work carried out between December 17th and April 18th, in Mascherata (Italy) and Berlin (Germany). It Is an exclusive photo-serie created for Nampelka, an organic wine from Mendoza, Argentina. I was invited to put into images Nampelka's philosophy and passion about wine , expressed in its motto "We are not perfect, we are natural".
The search for these images was inspired by the Theory of Elements and aims to refer to an intrinsic relationship between what explains the patterns of nature and the human body. Our greatest interest lies in claiming this correlation. The photographs seek to pay tribute to "Fifth Element";, the Wine; its flavor, its texture, its smell and the pleasure it gives us, allowing us to know our own history.