“This work is about dreams, love and the desire to battle loneliness and isolation from society. I want to capture the horror, emotional tension and hidden beauty that can be found in these individual exiles. Lost souls who crave ever lasting love. When someone’s life is void of this, memories and dreams are held onto the dearest. This series pays homage to these important moments. Memories of longing are held for safe keeping, in which there are visual contrasts between the real and the surreal. It is often this world that borders on fiction that keeps us searching for love and happiness throughout the rest of our lives.”
Victor Cobo was born in 1971, and is a Spanish-American photographer who is based in New York. Cobo is a self-taught photographer, and was fired from his first job after he finished college for being caught with inappropriate photographs he had taken on the streets. His works exude a sense of rawness and reality in their depiction of the object, and his series, Remember When You Loved Me, captures the feelings of isolation, loneliness, and melancholia in every slice. His latest series, Behind The Smoke Colored Curtain, depicts similarly edgy, gritty photographs in black and white.