About Miguel Macaya
Miguel Macaya shows them to us using a precise, although not laboured, technique ; looking for truth rather than precision. His portraits have that universality of old, casual pictures, where a car is simultaneously all cars, and the snapshot of a criminal includes all criminels and all crimes. Could this be the final aim of the portrait ? Rather than putting down any specific individual's features, he permits us to see a human being in this semblance, one made of the same substance as ourselves, although his times and his life's deeds were very diffÃ©rent to ours, despite embodying something exceptional or something very distant from our own circumstances, like, for instance, absolute power, holiness or madness.