Xavier Encinas


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What I like about these photographs is how an atmosphere of desertion and solitude pervades the work. I don’t feel sad, however, looking at these pictures. Rather I feel a sort of nostalgia that is almost uplifting. I feel almost as I did when I was young and would go on little adventures through empty lots and construction, or fields far removed from any sign of civilization. The airplane in particular connotes a childlike nostalgia for flying, but because the airplane is stored away in a shed and most likely unusable, the picture evokes the sense of arrested dreams, dreams frozen in the past. – Chris Al-Aswad

Xavier Encinas is a french Art Director living and working in Vancouver, BC. He is also a Partner and Graphic Designer for the new French Fashion Magazine Under The Influence.

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