by Michael Carini in New Photography on Thursday 6 September 2012

Josue Castro’s iconic black and white photos have no lack of color or substance as they violently strike you with the contrast of values. These larger than life reflections are dark in nature and painfully beautiful. The identity of the figure concealed, these stories tell a tale that perhaps sometimes pain does heal the hurt. At that instant you are overwhelmed with a burning sensation and, trying to get your breath back, cautiously approach your ignited query: ‘Is that …’