30 September 2008
29 September 2008
Andrea Palei was born in 1978 in Monteverchi (province of Arezzo). He loves everything concerning photography, uses every possible way to make it: from negatives 35mm till 6x6, through digital and Polaroid.
These days he is absolutely in fond of Polaroid cameras only, his last works are made on this material. These photographs were taken on Polaroid SX-70.
"In these images I have attempted not only to show a school, but also to provoke feelings or memories of the anxiety or discomfort that everyone feels when they are in high school."
by James Rajotte
Inkjet prints, 20x20
-invited by Lina Nääs
28 September 2008
I lived most of my life in a nice town of the Riviera, moving to Genova a dozen years ago.
My photographic path didn’t have a regular course. Photography has been my job for a while but also had some long breaks. A hobby became a passion at high school and after some years of travel and photo experiences I decided to leave my job - of cad and software services - to follow a one year course of naturalistic photography and geographical reportage at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milano to become a full time photographer.
My works included photo report abroad and in Italy, but also news pictures, working mainly for photo agencies. My documentary style had a simple and direct approach to society and problems. Since the beginning I worked only in colour.
For several reasons, not only economical, I reduced my photographic activity to fall back on my former job and for some years I stopped with photography as a mean of expression finding in clay sculpture a new interest. I had different professional experiences in the services area with more and more highly relational jobs and again my life got back into action with photography. Meanwhile my perception of the world around me had changed, I wanted to communicate people’s life in a more empathic way, fruit of a greater knowledge and a sensitiveness to weaker things.
I simplified my equipment with two rangefinder cameras, 35mm and 6x7, and began using black and white only. My recent work is concerned a lot with social state and politics, so in some pictures there’s an explicit message. Sometimes ironic pictures comes out too. Today I’m working on a project about the historical centre of Genova, a wonderful and mysterious place, depicted on the car windows subjects of my photos.
invited by Joanna Kinowska
27 September 2008
3rd Gliwice Month of Photography starts today with the vernisage of Stanisław Jakubowski documental pictures. Gliwice, Coal Mine, building no.4, Bojkowska 37 at 5pm.
More about the 3GMP soon, stay tune
26 September 2008
These pictures were made in Palermo - centro storico, in the street markets and the famous Ballaro.
Giancarlo: si può dire soprattutto che non sono nato fotografo e mai forse lo diventerò veramente....ma mi piace.
You may say, above all, that I wasn't born to be photographer and that I'd never become one, but I like it. I'm a photographer with passion and by passion. I am not interested in focusing on a defined style, even if I am interested in reading from photograps. Clearly it can't always succeed. I am satisfied with a good technique, especially when I can't get into a concept I've presumed.