Rosa como el sol (Pink like the sun)
As head of a family, taking care of my little son and also my mother who is aging, being employed part time to have an income, photography has become my way of finding a balance in which I am able to touch base, observe my life from a different angle and tell a story about it.
The photographs in this project are taken in sudden and briefs moments where I find light, shadows and even the music I'm listening so compelling that I need to photograph. I do this as an impulse. I can take lots of shots of the same scene or until I'm satisfied. It's empowering and takes me out of my hectic daily routine and brings me back with more to tell, more to embrace and more to live by-it's somehow addictive. At this point, the Rosa como el Sol series reflects about the ways we have in finding happiness. I find it in the light happening inside my house, I find it in sunrises and sunsets. I'm intrigued by the evolving nature of time, the night turning day, day turning night, toddler growing up, mother growing old. And me, documenting it as a daily basis, inside my house and outside into the landscapes of a town where nothing seems to happen and yet, a permanent sense of nostalgia is set with the smell of sea and mist. The photographs discourse is defined by what I find truly beautiful, finding in beauty a breath of peace and calm. This story portrays the domestic, intimate and private issues of family.
Alicia Tsuchiya was born and raised in Ensenada, Mexico, surrounded by sea and mist. Affected by an ear affection, she lost her hearing in her early childhood, and though she recovered it after surgery at age 6, her primary relation to the world was initially visual. Her interest in photography was cultivated in the cultural courses of the State University of Baja California. She extended her photographic knowledge and practice when being accepted to the Photography and Image in Movement Seminar at Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City; and immersed into the photographic arts joining as assistant director of a fine art photography gallery in Mexico City as well.
Alicia collaborates with civil associations who seek to empower teenagers through emotional intelligence development.
Nowadays is a single mom and her photographic work responds to a lifestyle where family is priority. Her work portrays the domestic, intimate and private surroundings, also landscapes. Alicia's photography questions what makes us or doesn't make us happy, and reflects about the ways we have to happiness. Lives and works in her hometown. You can see of her work on Instagram here.