Chilean born photographer Cristian Ordóñez currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada. Besides his photography practice, Cristian works as an art director and lecturer.
Presented photo series You & I explores the idea of belonging to a place, the connection to the land and the way it affects the human beings. The story behind the project is very personal, narrating a private experience of Cristian, observing his children adjusting to a new environment.
"In 2008, I moved to Canada with my wife and children. This process brought memories back from my childhood, a feeling that inspired the idea of starting to document how my children adapted to this new life,” shared his thoughts Cristian.
For Cristian, photography is a moment, when he can slow down. It allows him to observe and gives him a better understanding of his children’s inner world.