Sanaa, place of shadows

I spent two years in Sanaa. A place where reality, dreams and nightmares live all together in a kind of strange harmony. Yemen is still a country of shadows in the way that Junichiro Tanizaki talks to us referring to the presence of darkness until the coming of electricity in Japan in the early 20th century. In so many occasions due to power cuts Yemenis have to use simple candles. A world that is still superstitious and traditional becoming magical specially when the night is coming. In a moment that the very existence of Yemen is threaten by war, it is necessary to remember how mysterious is this city with its privilege relation with light. This series of photos are made at the time when the shapes start to loose consistence letting the shadows come to us.