Mauricio Alejo transforms everyday objects into works of art

Mauricio Alejo transforms everyday objects into works of art

Giulia Pacciardi · 2 years ago · Photography

Everything can have different meanings depending on the point of view from which we look at it.
Even the simplest and the most obvious can change if decontextualized and deprived of its main characteristics.

The entire work of Mexican photographer Mauricio Alejo is based on this concept.
For 16 years, he has photographed everyday objects with the aim of transforming them into something different, disturbing and unnatural for the viewer.

Using the apartments in which he has lived as a background to his work, the pictures he takes are a collection of his personal memories that cast doubt on dogmatic opinions on space and meaning by creating unusual narratives with objects that are not fascinating but that become interesting in their randomness and absurdity.

“I hope to bring the items into a new narrative which doesn’t obey their functionality.”

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Lux Noctis, the play of lights of Reuben Wu

Lux Noctis, the play of lights of Reuben Wu

Giulia Ficicchia · 2 years ago · Photography

Reuben Wu is one of the leading experts of the kind of photography that can surprise you with little. A desolate landscape becomes a futurist painting with the right colors, a horizon lights up in the dark, a road seems to be endless.

There’s no surprise if one of his photographic series, Lux Noctis, captures right away its observer, surprising him with plays of lights in natural, dark and unexplored places.

The photographer has recently added new photographs, where, through the use of illuminated drones, he realizes halos on rocky summits. With creativity and skill, he brings us into a natural world from a different galaxy, a new planet to explore, the light suddenly comes to show us for the first time what is around us.

 

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The Polaris Project, the nordic exploration of Alex Strohl

The Polaris Project, the nordic exploration of Alex Strohl

Giulia Ficicchia · 2 years ago · Photography

One of the things for which we must thank Instagram is that it has introduced us to the photographic talent of Alex Strohl.

Born in Spain, rise in France and now in the States, the young photographer bewitches for a long time us with his travels and adventures in the natural world.

One of his recent experiences was in the north of Iceland, from where he created the photographic series, The Polaris Project.

Blue and white in all their shades and darknesses are the rulers in the images, where the absence of light doesn’t bother who observes them with an open mouth for the beauty of the landscapes. In one of the photograph we’re in the middle of a white desert made of snow, in another one we’re on a boat ploughing a sea that has the same color of the night, in another more we have a long road that doesn’t seem to end ahead of us and at the end we’re merged in gelid waters.

It’s a journey immortalized in a screen that we all would love to do, maybe with Alex himself.

 

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The visual poetry of Rinko Kawauchi

The visual poetry of Rinko Kawauchi

Francesca Maura Sansotta · 2 years ago · Photography

There is a method of composition and construction of the image commonly known in the visual art world as “visual haiku“. Where “haiku” is a minimalist form of poetry, of meditation on facts that happen in everyday life and its visual counterpart is a subtractive operation of the elements within a frame.

In summary, to capture the essence of the moment, you need to reduce the subject to simple forms.
And that’s what contemporary photography by Rinko Kawauchi is based on, a form of visual poetry that focuses on ordinary things but in constant search of the sublime every day. Kawaguchi’s work, first lady of Japanese photography, is a simple mix of nuances and compositional mastery capable of arousing wonder by highlighting details and a subtle use of natural light.

“It’s not enough that the photograph is beautiful. If it doesn’t move my heart, it wont move anyone else’s heart.”-Rinko Kawauchi

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All that is, a photographic project by Toby Trueman

All that is, a photographic project by Toby Trueman

Giulia Pacciardi · 2 years ago · Photography

All That Is is a series by British photographer Toby Trueman.
A long exposure, 36 individual photographs, same position, same height, same point of view and same elements (earth, sea and sky) that break the frame in their most essential characteristics.

This series is a celebration of nature and at the same time a study of its permanence in the face of man’s fleeting existence.
A study on a continuous and daily cycle from millennia, the natural one, but also of the disinterest of the humanity on the existence of this last one.
The coast is where the planet is bare, consumed by the changing face of time.
A face that changes through various exposure ranging from 6 minutes to a split second dragging the viewer into an identifiable reality.

Man is represented from time to time, with ships passing by in the night, insignificant in the vast horizon but it is the absence of man that allows us to fully concentrate on what is behind us.

Only on the final frame there is a little change, two figures who approach the water, representing a recognition and a celebration of each other need, even if only to allow us to appreciate the world not alone.

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