Hysteron means uterus in greek. That is the origin of the word hysteria. Hysteron is a series of photographs that portraits quartered women, disassembled into pieces, trying to melt between them, and yet, at the same time, pushing and bothering each other.
These images of women’s fragmented bodies talk about the inner fight of the individuals between two impulses: that of blending into a group and the other one of expressing their own individuality.
These photographs have been taken with cylindrical pinhole cameras. Each one of the containers has four holes. Inside them the photographic paper is placed adapting it to the curved space.
The resulting image has four photographic stains which edges blend. It is an spontaneous collage of images.
Who is Nagore Lagarreta?
I have taken photographs with pinhole cameras since 2009. This gives me the freedom to choose the most appropriate format for each project. Pinhole photography often has been used as a mere explanation or game to understand how the camera works. But pinhole photography is an excellent way to go into all types of content and projects. I also teach photography, both digital and analog photography and help people to develop their own photographic projects, stimulating their creativity and inviting them to look inside, organizing their ideas and sensations through images.