Black and White Photography – Rita Scarola

Rita Scarola was born in Grumo Appula in 1990, studied pedagogical subjects and graduated in Political Science at Bari in 2016. During self-taught university studies, she began to be interested in photography, definitively maturing that indissoluble bond with the camera that would accompany her during her many trips around the world. India, Kenya, Turkey, the Balkans, Belarus, are just some of the other worlds that she explored her soul in. Rita pursued the possible dialogue with distant cultures even if it would happen only through a gaze. Eyes, hands, faces, smiles, tears: the quest for detail, for a tale to be told of the real world and for a necessity to immortalize what a naked eye might lose after it moves on and how to see beyond what was visible: a particular moment whose essence the human soul has the duty to seize.

Black and White (B&W) Photography belongs to an altogether different era and the interesting part is that the art form has not only survived all this long, it is thriving with innovations taking place every next time. Seems as if man is finding it difficult to come out of its spell. B&W comes with a rich heritage in the form of works of Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edward Weston etc, who created masterpieces out of the constraints of equipment, tools and above all – color. But absence of the latter evidently came to their advantage and helped them see what would not be visible in a colored world. Colors dominate frame, its aspects and elements; and so a B&W photographer will rather focus on the potentials of placement, shape, pattern, texture, tonal contrast and above all flow and quality of light.
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Black and White Photography – Rita Scarola
more in WePhoto B&W vol 4

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Wayne Quilliam – Aboriginal Photographer

Professor Wayne Quilliam is one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal photographers. As a visual storyteller, he helps spread age-old stories and the culture from the Australian Aborigines to the world.

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Wayne Quilliam
Aboriginal Photographer

more at Datacolor

Balance | Ingo Kremmel

Born in the lap of a vast Lake Constance in Austria, Ingo was introduced to the world of photography as a male model at the age of 18. His towering good looks made him a favorite subject of many famous photographers.

In his professional career, Ingo studied in the field of Quality Control and trained as a professional chef. But with the dawn of the age of the digital SLR, Ingo decided to pursue his passion and purchased his first camera.

Ingo and Jacky Liebe, his partner, started creating incredible images, sometimes doubling as models for their own shoots. His work with Jacky led to the creation of Schaman Photo Design (his professional brand) where they strive to create and capture beauty in every way possible.

When asked about his passion, Ingo said, “For me photography is a great balancer and it fulfills me emotionally and creatively. Nothing in life comes by chance, you have to stay focused on your goals. Originality is the secret sauce to every photographer’s success and having a great team is what makes an image great. An image is only as good as the idea behind it.The image always has the last word!”

He likes to work in bad weather to create something different and that’s what his images are famous for. Each of his images tells a story and engages the viewer while stimulating their senses. He has been a member of the Professional Association of Austrian Artists for about 3 years now and regularly conducts workshops to teach new photographers different styles.

Ingo Kremmel Photography
via Chiiz Magazine

Spécial Photo avec Formento + Formento

« Au cœur des “Japan Diaries ”, il y a l’ambiguïté et l’érotisme de la culture nippone capturés entre malaise tranquille et mélancolie. Ses nombreuses strates et sous-cultures nous ont propulsés dans un monde flottant riche de potentiels psychologiques, physiques et émotionnels. »

Formento + Formento
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« Nous espérons créer des photographies qui requièrent de l’attention, une expérience visuellement luxuriante vers laquelle revenir pour y découvrir des sens cachés, y projeter ses propres expériences, rêves et désirs transcendants. »

Formento + Formento
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« Nous nous épanouissons dans la spontanéité des prises de vue en extérieur , nous nourrissant de l’énergie qui circule entre nous et nos sujets, insufflant psychologie et émotion à ce qui pourrait ne ressembler qu’à des poses insignifiantes. »

Formento + Formento
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« Le “storytelling”, le fait de raconter des histoires, nous le faisons tous. À travers l’histoire, nous répétons des histoires, nous les transmettons de génération en génération, et les racontons comme si nous y apprenions quelque chose de nouveau à chaque fois, comme si nous les revivions… C’est un processus de mémoire collective. »

Formento + Formento
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« Le  voyage est au centre de notre travail. Nous adorons ce sentiment constant d’incertitude où chaque virage cache un espace d’ exploration. En Inde, nous avons essay é d’arracher des instants à la folle course quotidienne , ce mouvement sans filtre d’ un pays qui balance sans arrêt entre tradition et modernité. Les réalités socioculturelles y font de constants allers-retours entre un passé nostalgique et un futur imaginé. »

Formento + Formento
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« L’art peut être une duperie magnifique, qui part de scènes banales pour mieux les recréer et offre au spectateur un coup d’œil à travers notre propre regard sur le moment que nous avons choisi de fixer à jamais. »

Formento + Formento
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IDEAT
Contemporary Life
Numéro Événement Collector
Hors-Série — Mai-Juin 2017

Spécial Photo avec Formento + Formento
Entrevue et beaucoup plus …
http://www.ideat.fr

Capturing The Complexity Of Human Emotion

The emotive project ‘The Quiet Storm’ by Canadian photographer Patty Maher is a series shot in and around Caledon, Ontario. The project aims to tell the private side of personal struggles. She says “I was hoping to portray quiet restraint, controlled emotion and isolation. The series is meant to portray moments of personal struggle in a way that both reveals and hides the full story.“

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The Quiet Storm
by Patty Maher
more at cooph

Urbanistan

In today’s frenetic, urbanized world of consumption and speed, these photographs find and create spaces of contemplation and peace—moments that allow you to take a breather from the city—any city.
Photographs and text by Matjaz Krivic

As soon as you hear the word “Urbanistan,” your imagination is whisked off into the traffic mayhem of Calcutta; the tawdriness of the neon-sex nightlife in Bangkok; the unbelievablely structured—yet simultaneously frenzied—Tokyo; the suffocating and dusty streets of the (hardly) living body of decaying Cairo; the roundabout of the hedonistic and aggressive Rio, the unstoppable, narcissistic Manhattan. In short, the global supermarket of turbo consumerism.
However, Matjaž Krivic’s “Urbanistan” is a miraculous anti-thesis to all this. It is a story from the other side—a story of the quiet loudness on the margins of total existential, religious, economic and geopolitical chaos. A story that speaks of the indestructible spirit and the eternal search of inspiration that enables survival.
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Urbanistan by Matjaz Krivic
more at Lens Culture

The Playland Motel

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Before or after the meltdown of the El Camino’s V8, a course of events happened . . . or not. It’s about perspective. The smoke conceals the eyes of the witnesses and the crime scene. There’s no escape, only suddendering to the circumstances with your best hat on and a motel to stay at — perhaps forever.

The Playland Motel
Photography Boogie
Realization: Valentina Ilardi Martin
Model: Hyunji Shin
Hair and Makeup: Souhi Lee
Prop Styling: 11th Street Workshop
GreyBook Volume I
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more at Grey Magazine