Posts Tagged ‘square format

12
Dec
12

Kevin Kemner : “Illustro Divum di Nevada” (Photography)

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Reflecting the spontaneous and temporal quality of the condensation trails, the images are recorded with an iPhone, the camera I almost always have ready at hand. This is in opposition to the larger traditional film formats I prefer for documenting architecture and the built environment. Images have been cropped to a square format. Since the contrails usually happen for a short period around dawn almost every image was shot within sight of my home. K Kemner

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Kevin Kemner
“Illustro Divum di Nevada” Series
iPhone Photograph
2008 onwards
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Kevin Kemner
“Illustro Divum di Nevada” Series
iPhone Photograph
2008 onwards
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Kevin Kemner
“Illustro Divum di Nevada” Series
iPhone Photograph
2008 onwards
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Kevin Kemner
“Illustro Divum di Nevada” Series
iPhone Photograph
2008 onwards
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Kevin Kemner
“Illustro Divum di Nevada” Series
iPhone Photograph
2008 onwards
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Kevin Kemner
“Illustro Divum di Nevada” Series
iPhone Photograph
2008 onwards
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Kevin Kemner
“Illustro Divum di Nevada” Series
iPhone Photograph
2008 onwards
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Kevin Kemner
“Illustro Divum di Nevada” Series
iPhone Photograph
2008 onwards
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Prior to moving to Las Vegas in 1995, the image I had of the southwestern United States was one of an endless landscape of canyons embraced by an equally endless sky of vertical cumuli. Having been raised in the Midwest this was an image formed from afar, largely through the works of iconic figures such as John Ford and Ansel Adams. On arriving here, however, I discovered an entirely other landscape not reflected in the images that I had become familiar with, a landscape of great scale and openness countered by an endlessly vacant sky; the landscape of the Great Basin and Mojave Deserts.

It is the sky of my new home, Nevada that I find most remarkable; often cloudless for weeks the Mojave sky makes one aware of subtleties in the emptiness, observant of things otherwise omitted in the tradition of classic western photography. Such are the condensation trails, threadlike clouds formed by the passage of commercial airliners that appear overhead from late fall to early spring when the air is cold and dry, a linear rather than billowing cloudscape. Having the appearance of being organized, the abstractness of the condensation trails leads one to seek hidden narratives, search for meanings as they are inscribed on and then dissipate in the sky. Introduction – “Illustro Divum di Nevada” Series

This work is part of an ongoing record of the sky above Las Vegas from 2008 to the present.

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Kevin Kemner : More Works

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24
Feb
11

James Withey : Photography (Black & White)

Inside

‘Inside’
james withey
photograph
2011

Bell

‘Bell’
james withey
photograph
2011

Mend

‘Mend’
james withey
photograph
2010

Hoping

‘Hoping’
james withey
photograph
2010

Accompany

‘Accompany’
james withey
photograph
2010

Twins

‘Twins’
james withey
photograph
2010

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James Withey : More Works

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14
Jan
11

Gianni Galassi : Black&Blue – Architectural Photo Visions

Building Site, Antibes - 2008Gianni Galassi
“Building Site”
Antibes
2008

Scala (Stairs), Valencia - 2008Gianni Galassi
“Scala (Stairs)”
Valencia
2008

Electricity, Juan-les-Pins, 2008Gianni Galassi
“Electricity”
Juan-les-Pins
2008

18 - Teca dell'Ara Pacis, Roma - 2006Gianni Galassi
“Teca dell’Ara Pacis”
Roma
2006

14 - Teca dell'Ara Pacis, Roma - 2008Gianni Galassi
“Teca dell’Ara Pacis”
Roma
2006

22 - Tangenziale, Roma - 2007Gianni Galassi
“Tangenziale”
Roma
2007

BLACK&BLUE
ARCHITECTURAL PHOTO VISIONS

Exhibition curated by Laura Ginapri
Setup by Rosini Art
Staff Just! Venice
August 26 – October 3, 2010
La Piscina – Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore – Venezia

The event was held concurrently with the 12th Venice Biennale of Architecture,
with the participation of the Giorgio Cini Foundation.

BLACK&BLUE marked the third stage in the figurative path taken by Gianni Galassi in 2007 with the exhibition Extralight, held in Rome at the Palazzo Venezia National Museum, and carried on in 2009, still in Rome, with the exhibition Square at the Luxardo gallery. Galassi’s images are focused around the relationship between light and shadow on the surfaces of urban and industrial buildings. Which leads to a set of architectural visions geometrically combined within the frame, emphasizing a whole of elements which transcend the original function of the portrayed artifact, and giving rise to unintentional aesthetic values. The color palette is mostly confined to light grey, ochre/amber, blue and black.

The exhibition title is inspired by the wide black colour-fields created by the shadows – the true subject of the showcased photographs- and by the cut-outs of sky, in a highly saturated blue, marking the compositional voids. The square format sets a distance from the typical rectangular or panoramic frame of movies and TV. A symbol of geometrical purity, the square suggests a formal reading of the image, which is freed from any narrative intention. The exhibition, curated by Laura Ginapri, featured 68 colour photographs in the 180×180 cm (70×70 inch), 120×120 cm (47×47 inch) and 60×60 cm (23×23 inch) sizes, along with 3 site specific installations. All photographs were printed by the author on fine-art Epson paper, with Epson technology and pigment inks. [Extract : Gianni Galassi : Exhibitions]

A Full Catalog of the Exhibition : Here

Gianni Galassi : PhotoGraphia




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