Ever since I gave my first picture to the world of images, at the age of 15, I was intrigued by the fact that I could stop the perpetual motion of time by capturing a moment on film.  As an artist I have always been curious about the passing of time, the now and then, the impermanence.

Born and raised next to the sea I have been sailing since very young without limits.  With no ports only horizons I have learned there is no destiny.  There is just the transitional passing of time, the journey, and my constant, the infinite sea.

The ocean has been part of my life, and through it I try to express or convey

It was not until later on in my life that I came to realize that all those seemingly insignificant moments were not individual entities, but that they told of experiences, influences and events that were part of a whole world, my world.

Unknowingly I have told a story, created a visual diary of my life. Through my images I have become the subject of my own photography. I began to observe the profound role my subconscious was playing. The awareness of my creative process, revealed by this realization, has incited me in living and observing the passing present, fully aware that today's moments will become the images of time.

No ports
only horizons
no destiny
just the transitional
passing of time
the journey
my constant
the infinite
the sea.

Rafael Balcazar