A solo professional designer since 1994, Ibán Ramón started his own studio in 2001, where he works with two other designers.
Ibán Ramón’s Resistance Activities captures landscapes where resilience and perseverance have become visible: trees bent into scouring wind, lands scarred but bouncing back, people hunching shoulders against the unforgiving landscape. By capturing this attitude of passive resistance, he also reflects his own process of survival; he sometimes travels far away only to find in a foreign landscape, something that has been inside him all along.
Why did you choose this subject?
I do not choose subjects, they simply are.
What do you see when you look at these photos?
I am comforted when I look at these images, it is also very emotional.
What research and production did you go through to make these images?
II have taken a journey to refine my style and theme. Sometimes it is hard to find the right places, but that is part of the process. I value all the ways of taking a photo; the photo also witnesses the journey undertaken.
Do your images help the viewer understand the subject in a new way?
I think that they call for new readings, although they also contains my own personal readings.
What did you learn by making these images?
We are more connected with nature and the objects than we think. We are in constant dialogue with our surroundings.