"I'm going for abstraction, mood, and a psychological element that transfixes the viewer. If the flash is too strong, the composition is way off, and the subject, if there is one, is completely out of focus, this is good," Cobo says. "It helps create the fictions I am after. So you see, there is plenty room for failure. If the final image is not too disastrous, it could ultimately be an amazing gift."