MADRID – Spanish movie director Pedro Almodovar said on Friday in an interview with EFE that his new exhibition in Madrid showcasing his own photography depicting objects from his personal life was intimate and gratifying to put together.
“Vida detenida” (Life on Hold) opened its doors on Thursday at the Marlborough Gallery, bringing together a collection of 30 still-life images of items from Almodovar’s daily life.
“It’s all very me, very intimate, and it was very gratifying to do,” the director told EFE. “I’ve always followed my intuition. I never had any theory, though from the start I used to think more about painting than photography.”
Fruit, vases of flowers, daisies, roses, glasses, eggs, plates and even Almodovar’s cat were among the subjects of the photographs.
“My photographs are born out of moments of solitude and stillness, or moments when I see the light coming in and trying to capture it,” he said.
Almodovar has already exhibited a first series of still-life photographs at another gallery in Madrid, with the aim of putting them up for charity auction.
The exhibition runs until July 31.