My name is Isaac Azulay; I was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. I am 33 years old currently living in Miami.
Since I was a little kid, I have always been passionate about photography. My dad bought me my first camera. Since I started photographing, a whole new world of possibilities has opened in front of me. Photography has been the most rewarding passion I have ever had. My photography trajectory goes back to 2010 when I studied and produced video and photography content at my university.
In 2017, I decided to take my photography to a new level of professionalism and start educating myself about the uses of flash photography, Neutral Density Filters, and Variable Density Filters, Light Painting, Portrait photography; Start Trail photography and decided to go and study photography at a school level.
My photographic inspiration is Long Exposure photography, it can take me minutes or hours to create one photo, I have exposures that last 2/3 hours to produce one image.
I always strive to question the viewer regarding what is real and what is imaginary, between what is authentic and what is fiction.
"The probable impossible is always preferable to the improbable possible.” ― Aristotle, Poetics, Chapter XXIV
At first sight, the images comprising this show describe recognizable locations and commonplace imagery. However, there is something to them that is familiar and strange at the same time. The Coup d’effet that Isaac Azulay employs was common practice during XIX century photography: given the sensitivity of the emulsions used to fix the light for Daguerrotypes and wet plate collodion processes demanded extremely long exposures. They could take from 15 minutes up to several hours.
5463 seconds is the amount of time elapsed during the making of these 21 long- exposure photographs. This gimmick allows us to prolong our optical perception and suspend the laws of logic. But it should not be regarded only as a technical possibility of the photographic apparatus. The images by Mr. Azulay pose the viewer questions between what is real and what is imaginary, between what is authentic and what is fiction. They present us a spectral world superbly defined by the camera.
Text by: Mauricio Lopez
2018 - Photography exhibition at the Bake house art complex at the School of Roberto Mata. MIami, Florida
2018 - Art Harbour Island photo exhibition: The association selected my photography for their yearly art exhibition.
2019 - LEE Filters selected my work for the monthly competition YourView July, publishing my work at their website and social media outlets followed by a review done by photographer Helen Storer
2019 – Wynwood Art Walk – Rhouse Wynwood selected my photography to be displayed in a private event.