CATCH A MOMENT
As he matures as a photographer, and as a person, Hersley-Ven Casero finds himself becoming increasingly aware of the transience of human beings, particularly in the context of wherever they may be, or whatever they may be doing, at any given time. He is fascinated by the fact that every time he clicks the shutter in front of a stranger moving and interacting within their environment, he managed to capture a little piece of the absolute randomness of life, a snapshot of an otherwise unremarkable moment in history, that is timely, comical, tricky to the eye or just plain beautiful. It is an incredible feeling when suddenly, out from the mundane, the Universe delivers a fleeting and uncanny moment of magic and ‘click’, it’s not lost forever, and becomes a recorded and tangible piece of art.
Hersley-Ven Casero is a Filipino multidisciplinary visual artist, Street and Documentary photographer born and based in the bustling and vibrant city of Dumaguete, Philippines. Dumaguete is a rapidly developing city on the verge of discovery and complete Westernization, but still very much raw and rich with the cultures of a thousand invaders.
For Hersley-Ven Casero, art and photography are two great loves that have always gone hand-in-hand. Both fill his head, his heart, his hands and his time, in equal measure. The act of creating visual art is a daily dedication as well as a constant obsession and a lifelong passion.