About this portfolio
What you see here is an incomplete bestiary. It is a partial attempt to document some of the creatures of this Earth. It is an exploration of their frailty, their capriciousness and their tenderness. Here are revealed their passions and desires, their fears and vanities. These images are presented so that the soul may “perceive physically things which it has difficulty in grasping mentally”.
Like interlocking pieces of a puzzle, these photographs can only aspire to capture a fraction of the larger picture; the elusive platonic eidos. As such, this bestiary will remain inevitably incomplete. It attempts to redeem itself, however, by performing the function of preserving the fleeting manifestations of the sublime.
What’s in a name?
I sometimes use the letter Ð to watermark my photographs (although I would like to think of it as a signature, rather than a watermark). This is a typographic ligature used in old Spanish inscriptions to denote the combination of the letters “D” and “E”. From it, the Ðleble pseudonym was derived (for the definition of the word “deleble”, see here or here). The latter is meant to be a play of words that allude to the contradictory permanence of photography vis-à-vis the impermanence of the subjects it portrais.
In order to simplify things and make it easier for people to find my work, my full name appears in recent photographs.
See also: Intermission