Behind The Hill

The birth of science was the death of superstition.
— Thomas Huxley (Darwin’s bulldog).

Man always searched for answers.
Throughout history, throughout the ages, we are continually looking for ways to justify our existence, reasons to justify what our mind could not. A long time ago, some truths were taken for granted.

At that time, men and women of faith said to hold the cure for all ills, to have the answers to all concerns. They were masters bearing knowledge from generations upon, holders of a truth that ordinary mortals could only imagine without never understanding. Today, they seem to have disappeared, thrown by the globalisation to obscurantism, remain there hidden from the gaze of the modern world.

The obsession for progress led me to explore characters and scenes often overlooked by today’s society ruled by science and technology. The characters and situations often relate to nature and superstition, Behind the Hill explores the struggle of man’s will to master the elements and to shape the world to a given truth.

The series was partly exhibited at the inaugural TPG New Talent (TNT) exhibition at The Photographer’s Gallery in 2019.

2011 – ongoing