Jalaru

Fine art photography by Jalaru

TETHER 2020

Michael Jalaru Torres

Photographic Online Exhibition

Head On Photo Festival 2020

Cooee Art Gallery Bondi

TETHER crafts visual connections between the sun, moon, earth and stars to portray the perpetual bond between a father and daughter. The use of lighting, colour and negative space evokes the emotional relationship of the subject to his surroundings. In a very personal series, Jalaru opens up about raising his daughter while battling cancer, reflecting on his journey and the legacy that is left.

For Jadaja.

Currents of the sun pull him towards his own end while he reflects through slices of memories. Her light becomes the only warmth in the oceans of the moon.

The commitment of a father can weigh a heavy price but its weightlessness in the end is the reward. Will his stolen soul float peacefully towards his ancestors in the field of stars?

Blood of my blood – to protect the child is the only true warmth in the void.

Jalaru
Currents of the Sun
TETHER
2020
Michael Jalaru Torres
594 x 841 mm
Ilford gold fibre gloss  
Edition of 5  

“The smell of burnt flesh; pulsing radiation burns through my skin, echoing the poisons that have cured my organs, with only a shadow left of my breath.”
Oceans of the Moon
TETHER
2020
Michael Jalaru Torres
594 x 841 mm
Ilford gold fibre gloss
Edition of 5    

“The stillness of the dark; silently surrounded by the coldness of the deep, crushed by waves of emotion, until her light radiates warmth to the oceans of the moon.”
Empire of Dirt
TETHER
2020
Michael Jalaru Torres
594 x 841 mm
Ilford gold fibre gloss  
Edition of 5  

“Thrust upon a pedestal, I protest my importance; balancing her needs before mine, I welcome the self-inflicted weight of expectation not blinded by morality.”
Field of Stolen Souls
TETHER
2020
Michael Jalaru Torres
594 x 841 mm
Ilford gold fibre gloss  
Edition of 5  

“Who shall invoke my memory? Through colourless blackened night, adrift on a sea of souls, forever tethered to the echo of those who remain below.”
Blood of my Blood
TETHER
2020
Michael Jalaru Torres
594 x 841 mm
Ilford gold fibre gloss
Edition of 5  

“Blood of my blood binds us; her glowing warmth illuminates the void as I give sanctuary to her evolving soul.”