Get Featured: Andrea Taurisano
Andrea shares with us his work which brings us his passion for alternative expression through photography. Gritty and contrasty images which has a ghost-like appeal. Come and check out Andrea’s work.
During the last ten years or so, I’ve explored quite different types of photography. Perhaps powered by a good dose of G.A.S., I’ve let almost any sort of cameras dictate different approaches to my photography, in order to better take advantage of their peculiarities or get around their limitations..
Now it’s like I’ve stripped it down to the core, to what means most to me and what best represents my way of feeling, more than my way of seeing. And my way of feeling is influenced by my changing and “contrasty” mood. What I feel strong and clear today, will be faint and blurry tomorrow. The only thing that’s here to stay is the contrast, the tension between my bright and dark “tones”: The former making me want to shine, stand out, crave for social contacts. The latter making me want to disappear, forgotten, solitary and lonely.
That seems to reflect into my photography. Ordinary photography can at best let me show what I see. But pinhole photography, along with the frequent and almost random use of double exposures and blur, let me render what I feel: Blurred, grainy, gritty, high contrast. Very personal, and therefore little open to compromises for the sake of more “likes”. In fact, if I could draw, I’d make charcoal drawings instead.
I don’t think I am still on any social media (I create profiles sometimes, but then I shut them down..), but I do have my own blog: www.ilcimento.com
By sharing this I’d like to get in touch with other photographers who see and feel differently. Pinhole lovers and otherwise.
Come on, share with us what you have and get yourself featured.
Click on this link and send in your project/work: Get Featured. *I am looking for mainly projects, not individual images*
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Please make sure you come and comment, polite and constructive critique is welcome.
I always appreciate this kind of spirit, spending time on developing personal identity in the images. Nowadays most photographers use photos for social networking but never be honest to themselves. To much cliché, too much Tokyo, too much Daido Moriyama…
Interesting images. I have been thinking, for some time, how to create “beyond” images, if you will, with my two Mamiya 67s. Being an old Johnny Reb, in the figurative sense, I find your work inspiring.
I sometimes shoot entire spools with the lens cap on, and I once shot 36 exposures of a burning building during a full moon without any film in the camera. Lately, in an effort to transcend the exposed image completely, I leave my camera at home and just blink really quickly at the stuff I find interesting. Later, I go home and write songs about it. That, to me, is real photography.
Just kidding. I love your stuff and really love that you’ve put so much thought into the process. Wish I could see more. I largely just take pictures of my daughter and the family dog.
I see what you’re doing and I like it.
Please don’t take my earlier comment as anything other than good-natured silliness – I think your work is exceptional and as TLChou also said, it’s inspiring to see someone develop and explore their own unique style.
I’ll shut up now.
Hello guys! Thanks a lot for appreciating my vision. Those who take a few minutes to check out different sections of my blog, will see that I do more traditional documentary photography too (Afghanistan, Russia / Siberia, etc..), but this I shared here is more what I feel, and am glad someone appreciates it. Brent, I never tok your comment as anything other than good-natured and well meant irony. There’s gotta be room for joking a bit even for us grown-ups… ;-)
interesting work. has infinitely more character than the “perfect” modern digital style that has become so ubiquitous. thanks for sharing with us.
Love these, really on the edge of perception but not over which makes the mind sing trying to fill in the missing detail. Lovely.
doing your personal stuff is the most intense sensation, free and unreachable.