The Secret Life of Tapuicacas by Angela Sairaf

Angela Sairaf is a Spanish photographer with a PhD in Techniques and Processes in Imaging (Complutense University of Madrid) and Master of Contemporary Photography (EFTI). She received three training scholarships at the International University Menéndez Pelayo where she studied Visual Poetry, Creative Processes of a Reporter and The Nature of Photography. Worked for over 15 years as a writer and photographer for important Brazilian magazines. In the 90's, worked for a renowned modeling agency in Tokyo. Receives awards and participates in solo and group exhibitions in different countries.

Tapuicacas are closer than you think. Actually, they are everywhere, especially in artistic environments. Their life is top-secret and they never reveal their true identity. I am lucky enough that some of them agreed to be photographed by me, which is truly an honour. In this series, I have portrayed the Tapuicacas in different situations all over the world.

All photos by Angela Sairaf