Posts Tagged ‘exhibition



14
Feb
12

crosslens :: urban minimalism


A selection of photos by crosslens



red concrete example

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red concrete example (2011)


waiting zone

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waiting zone (2009)


room with view

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room with view (2010)


displacement

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displacement (2009)


castle lines

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castle lines (2011)


emergency  exit

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emergency exit (2010)


toilet paper alarm

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toilet paper alarm (2011)



– Hello Ralf. How would you describe this set of images?
– My first intention was: oh, a lot of red squares and rectangles – Red square gallery, the name says it all. On the second view I made an interesting discovery: when I made these photos it was not the red that attracted my attention but the play of the lines, the space and the dots in these photos. The red was an add-on that caused the balance weight of the composition. With another color I’m sure I would have composed and balanced some of these photos in another way. It’s a feeling that I cannot describe with rules: when I see a motif and I want to convey it in the 2:3-Format of my camera I try to find a balance that is formed by structures and colors. Each of these elements has his own weight that will balance the scale.


– As a photographer, what do you find interesting about urban environments and architecture? What usually attracts your visual attention?
– I think my urban environments and architecture are often stringently geometric. I love the precise and straight lines and the (a)symmetry of modern architecture– and the break of these lines and (a)symmetry. It reminds me an excursion to a city in Germany that is famous for its old buildings from the 14th century. I entered the inner city, saw all these old buckled and crooked buildings and my first question was: and where is here the quarter with modern architecture?

What attracts my attention? Lines, lines and lines – and the interaction of these lines that can make geometric structures. Light, light and light – and the interaction of the light that makes shadows and colors.


– Which other photographic styles do you like besides architectural and urban photography?
– I love modern architecture, but I also love the nature and sometimes I spend weeks in the middle of nowhere surrounded by woods, lakes and grassland. I take hundreds of photos just from the trees, the light on the trees, between the trees, from the landscapes and the clouds, the plants and the meadows.
In the city I find my nature in the botanical garden where I can pass hours lying on the floor and making macro photos of colorful plants. I replace the strict large geometry of the architecture with the liberty of forms of small flowers. Not to forget: I love minimalism, the reduction of things to nearly nothing.


– What motivates you to be busy with photography, what is your goal as a photographer?
– The beginning was a great mistake: I’m a programmer and I wanted to leave the monitor and to go out. But digital photography calls for coming back to “develop” these photos – and I’ve to pass again a good dose of time in front of a Monitor. I try to find and to photograph the nature of the things, the nature of my motif. I want to achieve that the beholder finds out that beauty can be everywhere, in the small as in the large, in the things made by humans as in the things made by the nature. Sometimes it depends just on the point of view.


– Do you have a ‘dream location’, where would you like to take photos?
– There are surely some places where the concentration of structures that I like is very, very high. But as a binge can have enough painful side-effects I prefer to discover a location for a long time. As I learned here in Hamburg that I can still discover new motifs, the dream location is where I am in the moment I’m making the photo.


– What is your favorite camera?
– The camera that I’m able to adjust. It’s not the camera which makes the photo – it’s the photographer. I know what I want to catch how and I just need a camera that can do that and the knowledge how I can do that with this camera. But I’ve some favorite lenses: my macro and my wide angle.


– Did you publish any photo books and where do you expose your works on internet?
– I’ve never published any photo books, I’m too lazy. It would mean that I’ve to pass again more time in front of a monitor after my work and the developing of my photos. I’ve my own photo-website that I didn’t update since years and I’m the webmaster of a photo group where some of my photos are posted. Flickr that is like my diary for photography. It’s quick an easy. But I’ve to say that I’m not a “good” community member – because it would cause that I pass again more time in front of a computer.


– Thank you very much, Ralf.

24
Jan
12

attilio capra a.k.a. acph :: hidden poetry


A selection of photos by Attilio Capra a.k.a. acph



no train

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No train


circle

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circle


grid_green

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grid_green


red square and line

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red square and line


backstreet2

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backstreet2


lines and strips

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lines and strips



– Hi, Attilio. How would you describe this set of images?
– This selection of photos belongs to the project Hidden poetry. The urban environment is dissected by highlighting its poetical character, according to a compositional rigor of correspondences of lines and colors.


– As a photographer, what do you find interesting about urban environments and architecture? What usually attracts your visual attention?
– I like to find the detail that suggest the total. The human landscape tells about the people more than the people themselves.


– Which other photographic styles do you like besides architectural and urban photography?
– I am fascinated by the anthropological photography, because it can tell about people and places without the mannerism of journalism.


– What motivates you to be busy with photography, what is your goal as a photographer?
– Photography has always been my medium of expression, through it I tell myself who I am. Fortunately someone appreciates my work and buy my pictures.


– Do you have a ‘dream location’ where you would like to take photos? which city would you like to visit for a photo session? Which city would you like to visit for a photo session?
– I am attracted to all “non places”, I love the anonymous spaces, the suburb of the world.


– What is your favorite camera?
– The Leica M9, its compact size allows me to carry it always with me without sacrificing quality.


– Did you publish any photo books and where do you expose your works on internet?
– I’ve recently published the photo book Hidden poetry with Blurb. My works were published on several blogs and photographic sites (click here to view the list), my website is acph.viewbook.com and some of my projects are shown on Behance network.


– Thanks a lot, Attilio. All the best with your photography.

04
Dec
11

anna leporati serrao a.k.a. pannaphoto :: urban visions


A selection of photos by Anna Leporati Serrao a.k.a. pannaphotos



TO STEVE JOBS

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to steve jobs


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urban forestation


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il condominio spagnolo


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making the grades


crossed perspective

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crossed perspective


dead end street 2

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dead end street


– Hello, Anna. How would you describe this selection of photos?
– First of all I want to thank you for this kind invitation. All chosen images have been taken during some recent trips of mine around Europe. The first one, a tribute to the genius of Steve Jobs, is certainly my best-loved. I think this set shows, in a different way, my photographic approach to urban environment. To summarize, my love for strong contrasts of light, sometimes geometric shapes or incongruencies.

– As a photographer, what do you find interesting about urban environments and architecture? What usually attracts your visual attention?
– Urban environment is the stage where contemporary people spend most of their time. My aim is to photographically document the fragility, the loneliness, the uncertainty of humans in the relationship with their environment. Sometimes I like to break the composition rules in order to create a tension and something that is not so easy to visually read. Regarding architecture, it’s known that architects are nowadays considered “stars” and that all the photographers are terribly fascinated by their creations all over the world. I am visually attracted by geometry, shapes, lines, rhythms, contrasts, negative spaces, juxtapositions, ambiguities … which are the elements that all photographers so much love in this kind of subject.

– Which other photographic styles do you like besides architectural and urban photography?
– Abstractions, minimal works, sometimes portraits, I love the surreal world too … perhaps it’s easier for me to say what I don’t like, or better, what I’m not so good about: landscapes – up to now, of course. I hope to improve.

– What motivates you to be busy with photography, what is your goal as a photographer?
– Passion is the main motivation! I can’t spend a day without taking photographs or processing my shots, reading some books about photography, surfing on the internet or looking for exhibitions. I know it’s a kind of fixed idea, but I can’t help it. My goal is to create a perfect image and I’m going to continue looking for it.

– Do you have a ‘dream location’ where you would like to take photos? which city would you like to visit for a photo session?
– I love to challenge my creative ability everywhere. Each place, with its own identity, can be inspiring but, at the top of my desire list, it’s Basel where there is a concentration of good museums and architectural beauties, especially Vitra Campus in Weil-am-Rhein. Besides It would be fantastic to return to some unforgettable towns especially Paris, Barcelona, New York, London, Valencia …

– What is your favorite camera?
– In the past I worked with 2 compact cameras, a Casio Exilim and a Canon Powershot G9. I now own a Nikon D90 with two lenses. If I buy a new camera I’ll choose a Canon 5d Mark II.

– Did you publish any photo books and where do you expose your works on internet?
– Two years ago I published a book on Blurb Out of Focus, soon I’m going to make another one. Some of my works are on sale on Getty Images and in the past I took part in three collective exhibitions and I’ve been also the curator together with some friends. Recently I’ve joined Google+, but I’m still not so frequent there, so my photographs are mainly exposed on Flickr. Thank you again!

24
Nov
11

claudio alba a.k.a. simply1man :: urban visions


A selection of photos by Claudio Alba a.k.a. simply1man



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untitled


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untitled


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X_cross


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DSC03963


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QUARTIERE FIERISTIC


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il “Treno” (quartiere Barca) 1957-62 – Arch. Giuseppe Vaccaro


DSC02674 bw

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DSC02674 bw



– Hi, Claudio. How would you describe this set of images?
– I think this selection is highly representative of my approach to architectural photography: oblique camera angles and sequences of parallel planes. All highlighted by cuts of light and shadows.


– As a photographer, what do you find interesting about urban environments and architecture? What usually attracts your visual attention?
– -I live in a city, Bologna, whose original medieval old town is a jewel of harmony. For my photographic work however, I am attracted to the outskirts of towns, which are chaotic and squalid. I love to seek and capture individual elements or perspectives that unveil an unobtrusive appearance or aestethic.


– Which other photographic styles do you like besides architectural and urban photography?
-Photography of interiors: I am an interior designer and often use photography to document my work.


– What motivates you to be busy with photography, what is your goal as a photographer?
-Like many amateur photographers who grew up on “chemical” photography, digital technology has rekindled a passion in me which was neglected due to a lack of time to devote in the darkroom. My intention is to turn my hobby into a business tied to to interior design publishing sector.


– Do you have a ‘dream location’ where you would like to take photos? which city would you like to visit for a photo session? Which city would you like to visit for a photo session?
– I particularly find Luis Barragan’s Mexican architectures very photogenic. For opposite reasons I am intrigued by public housing estates in the ex-communist countries.


– What is your favorite camera?
– I’m currently using a Sony A900 with a Minolta 16-35 zoom. I will soon have a Minolta 20mm.


– Did you publish any photo books and where do you expose your works on internet?
– I worked on the images for a book dedicated to the “La Certosa” historical ceemetery in Bologna. An exhibition is being prepared. I have also provided images for interior design magazines both in print and online.


-Thank you, Claudio. I wish you success with your photography.