Originally a photographer, artist/filmmaker SJ.Ramir later moved to digital video – shooting scenes of lone figures moving across remote and isolated geographical landscapes. The landscapes used in his films are real or constructed 3D models.
The prominent style of his films came from early years of experimentation with custom-made lens filters. These filters enhanced video pixels and produced hazy, distorted images, which Ramir felt were visually suggestive of emotional states connected with a central theme in his work: isolation.
Ramir’s distinctive films have screened at numerous film festivals worldwide including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Venice International Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival and the Melbourne International Film Festival.
He currently resides in Melbourne, Australia.
“One of the many themes I explore in my films is that of journeys – both physical and metaphysical.