Posts Tagged ‘brazil

04
Aug
11

zel nuñes :: scenarios formed by curves and lines


A selection of photos from zelnunes



lnly lght

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lnly lght (2011)



mn

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mn (2010)



nsy lns nd crvs

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nsy lns nd crvs (2008)



crvs

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crvs (2007)



crvs 3

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crvs 3 (2007)




crvs

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crvs (2008)



– Hello, Zel. How would you describe this set of images?
– I think this selection resumes my obsession for geometry and the impact it has when you frame it separately from the context it belongs, curves and lines forming different and alternative scenarios even if you’re working with the very same set.

– As a photographer, what do you find interesting about urban environments and architecture? What attracts your visual attention?
– I like to illustrate graphically how the world is made of dots, sometimes isolated, sometimes together, forming geometric elements. Today it has become a trend, especially in architectural photography, to overrate the “whole” as opposed to separate components. My job is, quite often, to dissect these architectural elements and bring them in sight of the viewer, exposing that which is most simple yet fundamental: lines and curves. And in this game of architecture and photography, the urban environment becomes a actual amusement park. Instinctively my visual attention turns to that which is not that evident to the public in general. For me it’s pleasurable to use the graphics, and sometimes minimalism to reveal what is not seen at first sight.

– Which other photographic styles do you like besides architectural and urban photography?
– I try to explore various styles, even by the mere fact of exercising my eye and trying new approaches to my favorite subjects. But I always end up unwittingly back to my minimalist or graphic compositions.

– What motivates you to be busy with photography, what is your goal as a photographer?
– I always expressed myself through visual arts, albeit in a very individual and shy manner. I’ve gone through phases of drawing, painting and have always valued the composition as a center of artistic aesthetic, ie, the composition in the foreground. Currently, photography is my tool for composing visually. I usually justify my style with the phrase: I do photographism and not photography.

– Do you have a ‘dream location’ where you would like to take photos? Which city would you like to visit for a photo session?
– Depends on the day, but in general you can compose anywhere. Of course there are certain cities that I wish to know for their architecture and urban design such as Milan and Valencia.

– What is your favorite camera?
– Nikon D700. that is the only one I’ve got.

– Did your photos get published in any photo/art-books or magazines and where do you expose your works on internet (website, blog …)?
– I am proudly and honouredly thankful for several virtual exhibitions in many blogs and photography sites, specially when the image is taken as reference for a different approach to photography. The most recent exhibiton is in HydePark Photography magazine. I have also contributed with collective projects such as Azurebumble (Alan Wilson)’s HYPO-X-series and your Shadé II photo book, Steve on the run project, the exhibition catalog “A look beyond” and with the portfollio section for the Revista Continente (August edition).

– Thank you for the interview and permission to present your works in this gallery, I wish you all the best with your photography.

14
Jul
11

claudia carlos magno :: urban visual poetry


Selection of photos from Claudia C. Magno



untitled by Claudia C. Magno, on Flickr

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Untitled (2011)


untitled by Claudia C. Magno, on Flickr

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Untitled (2010)


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Untitled (2011)


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Untitled (2009)


untitled by Claudia C. Magno, on Flickr

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Untitled (2009)


untitled by Claudia C. Magno, on Flickr

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Untitled (2009)


de cima ... by Claudia C. Magno, on Flickr

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Untitled (2006)



– Hello, Claudia. How would you describe this set of images?
– I love your selection of photos because they show some of the elements for what I usually look while photographing: forms, composition and geometry.


– As a photographer, what do you find interesting about urban environments and architecture? What attracts your visual attention?
– I´m an architect, what always attracts me are the relations of space, the subtle connections between elements and the references to the modernism. I like walking on thin line between figurative and abstract approaches.


– Which other photographic styles do you like besides architectural and urban photography?
– Since I live in Rio de Janeiro, I have a special affection for photographing beaches. I love the details of sand and sea, and I´m also fascinated by their color palette.


– What motivates you to be busy with photography, what is your goal as a photographer?
– Beyond the architecture, for many years I’ve also been involved with the visual arts, especially painting and sculpture. Photography is a passion and a continuation of this trajectory. Sincerely, I have no definite purpose other than to keep using photography to do a sort of visual poetry.


– Do you have a ‘dream location’ where you would like to take photos? Which city would you like to visit for a photo session?
– Not a “dream location” because I like photographing anywhere, however I have plans to visit Barcelona soon.


– What is your favorite camera?
– I always have a camera with me, so I prefer the small and unobtrusive ones. I use several compact cameras, Canon and Panasonic, and an Olympus E-620.


– Did you publish any photo books and where do you expose your works on internet?
– I have publish two books on Blurb: OCEANO and ESTRANHA GRAMÁTICA. I also participated in collective publications as Hypo-X-Series, a digital curation by Alan Wilson, HAPHAZART! magazine,Issue 01 and in the exhibition catalog Lo sguardo oltre | A look beyond by Maria Luisa and Anna.

I expose mainly on Flickr and at my website.


– Thank you, Claudia and best wished with your photographic work.