Meet Salvador Boissett.
With a sweet essence of vulnerability, Salvador Boissett’s photos delve into the intimate moments that formulate in our lives. His curiosity for everyday miracles is naturally reflected in his work.
Foe & Dear caught up Salvador to discuss his journey with photography, his affection for self-love, and how adversity can be the greatest gift of all.
How does photography nourish your sense of self?
Photography feeds my desire to create; always coming from a place of authenticity and integrity. My art is a visual reflection of what I am trying to evoke more or less defining what I am feeling at a given moment. Oftentimes when I create from the heart, my images breathe sensibility, enveloped in purity and grace.
What is the best way to find growth in your artistic process?
For me personally and perhaps for other artists, I believe trying something new or looking back at other outlets of inspiration truly provokes a sense of change. For digital work I tend to re-edit old images in a new way and see what resonates with me and what doesn't. At the moment I am very inspired by the softer elegant aesthetic.
"I've learned to be more gentle with myself. So I guess the gentle nature of my work is an unconscious reflection of my personal journey and as I am writing this now, it serves as a beautiful reminder of how far I've come in life. I am always grateful."
Self-love regimes that bring you peace
Love this question! Lately I've been making sure to bring more awareness to self-love and find peace in every moment of my life. Spending time in nature, playing my guitar, journaling, mindfulness of what I am consuming both physically and energetically among many other things has really been a huge catalyst in bringing me peace and joy. Self-love is important for our mental health, and it can be the simplest things that remind us to truly love ourselves everyday.
How is your own personal journey reflected in your work?
This is a hard one, but to some degree, I feel as if my willingness to persevere in life and to see things in its purest form can be reflected through my work. I've been through a lot of personal battles and over time I've learned to be more gentle with myself. So I guess the gentle nature of my work is an unconscious reflection of my personal journey and as I am writing this now, it serves as a beautiful reminder of how far I've come in life. I am always grateful :)
Who is a guiding light when you need it most
I truly hope this doesn't come across as selfish but despite many beautiful inspirations and people of influence in my life, I always come back to myself (Higher self) for that light and security. I have always been there for myself no matter what, and loved myself in such a deep way throughout the years, that I have learned that the light I seek from others has always existed within me as well. It exists from the depths of my very being. So although I am humbled by the many beautiful souls that have inspired me, I'd like to believe that I am my own guiding light and I think that realization is quite powerful and beautiful.
Current projects you're excited about
At the moment, I am not working on any specific projects per say but in due time I would like to start working on some new personal endeavours to spark my creativity. Excited to see what unfolds in the next couple of months.
Top 5 items you cherish the most
Why did you choose Kids Upfront Vancouver for the charity this spring?
I chose this charity because it provides access and inclusion to all kids in the greater vancouver area to experience the arts, sporting events, and culture . I believe our younger generation deserves to have access to these enriching experiences as it gives them opportunities to learn and grow :)
Words to live by
"To live in the moment, what matters is right now"
I remind myself of this everyday.
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