Amr Fahed comes from Syria, where he was born and where he studied at the School of Fine Arts in Damascus. He is not simply a photographer, he is a special narrator of what is happening in his country. His works in black and white tell unique stories of lives. His inspiration comes especially from children eyes. Children in pain who become angels and who will lead their country to fly!
Giuseppe Pepe is a young self made creative from Italy and designer in Ibiza. His last project is #Loosingmymind.
” It’s a photographic project based on anti beauty. In an era where everything is fake, where everything is designed to appear, even a simple photo has lost its spirit due to the editing.
I decided to create a project that did reflect, or where the secondary part of the picture becomes the main part.”
“I started this project by chance, but I did not want to do it with my pictures so, to expand globally my project, I thought Instagram would have been a good way.
I started asking various people who followed their photos, but I never expected such an incredible success. Today my profile has around more than 50k followers.
These photos come from all over the world. I get many, I select the specific criteria by which I understand that in that particular shot I can see something, I can imagine how it would be the end result and I prepare for my daily publications on my profile.”
“We all often loose our head for something or someone, it may happen every day or at least once in a life time. This happens to all of us!”
How would you look without your head?
Matteo Greco is a 34 year-old Italian photographer who now lives in Berlin. As he says : “Photography has always been a hobby such as the care of plants and flowers. I started photographing plants and flowers in my garden to have a memory of the changings of nature. Hence, the discovery that you could play with the lights and get images which where not simply natural portraits but expressions of various feelings: strength and kindness, anger and love, happiness and sadness.”
Matteo will soon have a solo exhibition in Berlin and is working hard on new projects. Spymyart is waiting for both and will be soon reporting !
Kim Kei lives and works in Los Angeles. Her process begins with combining and altering everyday objects . These sculptures are photographed in several iterations, which become the foundation for her glimmering iridescent paintings. Her first solo exhibition “Right Up Against the Unsaid” will open at Alter Space Gallery San Francisco on October 24th at 7pm.
Julia Fullerton-Batten is a world wide acclaimed fine art photographer. Her latest serie “Unadorned” celebrates human anatomy and sensuality but not in the classical vision of the female body. Her works represent people who are labeled as ‘fat’ by today’s society, inviting a dialogue on what we consider beautiful and worthy of artistic rendering.
Australian artist Jane Long would be a perfect testimonial for The Expo 2015 in Milan with her self preservation serie.
And what to say about her Dancing with Costica series? Stunning ! Jane Long uses photographs from Romanian photographer Costică Acsinte restores, recolors and transforms them!
The original images are part of a collection being restored and digitized by Cezar Popescu for the Ialomita County Museum.
Annamaria Germani is an Italian self taught photographer. Her works range from portraits to reportage, from monochrome photos to images full of stunning colors. Overlaps and layers of visual elements compound like pieces in a mosaic or cuttings in a collage, all characterized by a unique style : Annamaria’s one.
Sarah Cooper (USA) and Nina Gorfer (Austria) have been working together since 2006 and have similar backgrounds in architecture, art, design and photography. They have had several solo exhibitions and have already established a respected international reputation for themselves.
That’s how they describe their work: “Our work belongs to a narrative tradition within photography existing at the intersection of contemporary photography and 18th and 19th century painting. It is based on the personal and collective stories of place, where the pictures become condensed impressions showing the latent and ephemeral rather than the obvious. Place and story are the catalysts of our work – transforming narrative and memories into image. But the images that emerge out of the stories take on lives of their own. Like the portrait in Oscar Wilde’s novel “The Picture of Dorian Grey”, our images show more than just an objective view of the person portrayed. Instead, they also depict something we can not see – the past, the insubstantial and intangible, where the life and sentiment of the person photographed are woven together with our perception and experience of the moment. In the end, our pictures are the stories’ beautiful remains.”
For their book Cooper and Gorfer traveled to the rural areas of Kyrgyzstan to collect sagas and stories in conversations and interviews with local inhabitants.
Bear Kirkpatrick is a New Hampshire-based photographer. He made his living by turns as a stone-wall builder, roofer, mason’s tender, bookkeeper, furniture builder, and video art installer. And finally his talent as a great photographer came out. His latest work is the project Wallportraits which was a sort of mistake because it came out while playing dress up with a friend.
About his creating, Bear Kirkpatrick, in an interview for Petapixel.com says
“Creating the images is an exercise in trying not to think very much. Shooting portraits of people in the studio is very easy, but one good trick I have learned to is to shoot a lot of pictures. After a couple hundred images they get tired and stop trying to model, and then you get a flat and steady stare, and that’s what I want. No expression, just a flat look that is revealing. Again, revealing by concealing.
I like to find an in-between space without clear meaning. Vacuums that gets filled easily kill the illusion before it really had a chance to go anywhere. But if you can find a space that gets filled with something you are not sure about, something a little out of your control, something that perhaps is contrary to your own want — that’s a good sign and you as an artist will need to find a way to live with that — it’s what the medicine man knows.
Later at the computer screen begins the process of trying to accept that vacuum space you select and work to see what gets filled in, where’s the memory, the history? What’s the ghost within that face?”
Sylwia Makris comes from Poland. She started as a sculptor before finding her way to photography . She tells stories through portraits. Because, as she says, there is a spark within everything. A living light in the eyes of a person, a memory that flares up, the glow of a passion that was never declared. A face always tells more than it knows, wich is why photography is never a mere reproduction of what is.