Francisco Gonzalez Camacho (b. 1990) is a Spanish visual artist he lives in Helsinki. He is studying a Masters' degree in Photography at Aalto University. His practice can be described as contemporary photography with focus on themes such as family, mortality and the connectedness between landscape and self.

Gonzalez Camacho’s work has been displayed both nationally and internationally, with a recent group exhibition at The Finnish Museum of Photography. It gained international recognition by magazines such as Fisheye magazine, and international photography platforms like Booooooom, which granted a photo book award back in 2022 for Elsewhere.



“Elsewhere is an ongoing project developed over the last two years in Finland exploring the idea of displacement with the emerging of nature as a coping strategy and transcendental space. It intertwines elements of poetic narration, references to pictorialism and the use infrared photography.

Challenging the restless feeling of not belonging, otherness and the cultural constrains, the landscape has offered me a cathartic relief, shaping a renewed sense of connectedness with nature. Making both real and imaginary landscapes, I dissolve space and time, creating an interruption, an absence, giving a feeling of being elsewhere.

Reality is suspended, reminding us we are just a small part of nature, united with it. There is an invitation, seeking us to ponder and reflect, to create a moment of emptiness, a spark of consciousness. In all the nuances of simplicity the divine is revealed, helping us to understand the world through an act of solitude.

Photography becomes an instrument through which I can reveal not only the nature that encloses me, but the nature that reflects the landscape within. A silence arises reproducing a calm and precious universe, suspended in time, next to the world itself. A transcendental space evoking an allegory of a place called home.”