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. »

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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. »

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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. »

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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. »

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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. »

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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. »

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

Spécial Photo avec Formento + Formento
Entrevue et beaucoup plus …
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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
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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

Jean-Luc Grossmann | Burning Man

Burning Man is my first project under the name “PlanetVisible”, a side collaboration with two Zurich based photographer friends, Justin Hession and Pascal Richard. When deciding on a project we wanted something that was cultural, spiritual, unreal, uncommon as well as visual with a strong storytelling opportunity. We wanted something to discover and explore, but most importantly it needed to be something we were free to uncover as individuals. We wanted a project that gave the possibility of working on the same theme but interpreting it with our own self-expression, then seeing how these three viewpoints came together as one.

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Burning Man
Interview with Jean-Luc Grossmann

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Xyza Cruz Bacani – Street and Documentary Photographer

Filipino Street and Documentary photographer Xyza Cruz Bacani has been living and working in Hong Kong for over 10 years as a domestic worker when she was discovered through social media by US-based photo journalist Rick Rocamora, who has been her mentor ever since. Her incredible photos featuring dramatic composition, contrasts and light have been featured and shown in various media outlets such as The New York Times, CNN, South China Morning Post and were on exhibit at Christine Park Gallery UK, Bronx Documentary Centre New York, The Arrow Factory in Beijing, and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre to name a few…

Xyza Cruz Bacani – Street and Documentary Photographer
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“Let us not be nasty to nature…”

Find out more about Sebastião Salgado’s observations on man and nature.
Sebastião Salgado is a master of black and white storytelling and spoke about his work at The Photography Show in the NEC, Birmingham, UK, on March 21. His carefully composed and highly evocative images of nature and man offer a telling commentary on the modern world. Now, in his 73rd year, he explains to CPN Editor David Corfield how, after a lifetime of study, he still struggles to understand man’s destructive nature…

“I hope I can show how we must help the world heal,” he concludes. “We are 7.5 billion people on this planet now, and our behaviour has to change. I hope my pictures can make a difference but I don’t believe so. With the right information and the goodwill of people altogether, then yes, perhaps. But just my pictures? I don’t believe so.”

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