Cristina Macia and Sustancia
SustanciaCris is a crazy combo.
Cris(tina Macía) is a sensible person, an ubercontroller with a touch of OCD and a tendency to organise everything and use an Excel sheet even for the laundry. Sustancia (Mabel), on the other hand… isn’t.
Mabel is a computer magician, a blues connoisseur, and she has always been an artist: music, painting, drawing, photography, knitting… you name it. Computers are, in fact, her muggle side. Cristina is a translator, bookworm, and foodie, full-time nerd, so no time for muggle activities. These two friends' fields of work only intersect every blue moon or so, but the important part is they are friends and photographers, and they love new ideas, crazy and challenging ideas. If you set them the challenge of a crazy new idea, they're your Siamese twin. That's how SustanciaCris was born.
SustanciaCris’s photographs usually start with an everyday element taken out of context and perspective. Sometimes it is enough to change the way we look at things to turn a celery stalk into one of the rings of Saturn, a kiwi into a pop-art piece, or an egg into an interdimensional gateway. Their experiments usually start with a food element because nature and all that organic stuff surely must nurture the spirit, though more practically so because vegetables are easily available and Cris’s kitchen has wonderful light for taking photos.