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Valentin Russo – The Footballers

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I am interested in the boundary between abstraction and reality in photography, a medium often associated with objective truth. I enjoy distorting every day scenes, invoking abstract photographic effects and magnifying the colour. I want to make the viewer aware of the physicality of the image by exposing the grain or creating distortions during the process of developing the film. I think it is analogous to a painter using the materiality of the paint to make the viewer aware of the surface.

My practice involves two processes which feed into each other.
I first draw from reality by photographing what’s around me while wandering in the city to capture forms, characters and atmosphere. Then, I explore the photographic material in a more experimental way through my research in the darkroom or using digital technologies.

I mostly work with analogic photography because it is a more personal medium; I have a lot more control over the final image. I enjoy creating “hybrid” images which combine both analogue and digital techniques.

I’m inspired by painting and films which feed my photographic practice.
In particular, the artists that have had the greatest impact on my oeuvre are Kandinsky, Ernst, De stael, Dubuffet, Daisuke Yokota, John Batho, Paolo Nozolino, Gursky, Trent Parke, Erwan Morrère

Bio

Born and grew up in Paris, lives in London. Foundation course at Atelier de Sèvres Paris (2014). Currently student in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins School (2015-2018). Exhibition of works at Galerie Ephémère (2014) Director of 3 short films : Krystal, Ichtus, Maman partira (2016).

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Valentin Russo

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Apostolos Zerdevas – A Futourismo Notebook

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Statement

A casual rendering of the reality of present Milan from the eyes of a tourist wandering through the various cultural intuitions and exhibitions in the city of Milan . Trying to create an indirect optical journey from the present postmodern world to a not so distant modernist past and tat the same time to create a world that transcends any direct historical and geographical references.

Bio

Was born in Athens, . He studied photography in Focus school of photography, and obtained a Masters in fine art form Chelsea College of art and design. He has participated in a numerous of exhibitions, in art spaces and museums such as. The DESTE foundation, the Hellenic American union, the ICA, London the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art. From 2003 he is working at Focus School of Photography.

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Aji Susanto Anom – Lonesome Stranger

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“The Lonesome Stranger”. Once upon a time, there is a stranger who wander alone and embrace his loneliness through street photography. On the way of his journey, from the moment to another, he found that street photography can turn some banal, ordinary and mundane reality into a fictional fantasy. That stranger is me and this project is the visual diaries of that “Lonesome Stranger”. Solo, 2015 © Aji Susanto Anom

Bio

Aji Susanto Anom (b.1989) is a photographer based in Solo, Indonesia. He is now still studying in Indonesian Art Institutes of Yogyakarta (Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta). His work is basically explores all his personal question about the darkness of his deeper life. He has published three photobooks independently called “Nothing Personal”, “Poison” and “Recollecting Dreams”. He is also part of collaborative project called Flock Project (@flockproject) that explore possibilities in photobook and photozine. In 2013, he was selected as one of the finalist of Street Photography Award by The Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA). In 2015, he was selected as one of the participant of “Angkor Photography Workshop” under the mentor: Antoine D’Agata and Sohrab Hura. In 2016, one of his work is selected as finalist of BURN MAGZINE Emerging Photographer Fund 2016. His works can also be discovered through his featured publication on BURN Magazine, Lens Culture, The Invisible Photographer Asia, Top Photography Films, Monovisions, Dodho Magazines, Sidewalkers.Asia and more. (instagram : @ajimonji)

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Aji Susanto Anom

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Andrew P. Frost – Bergen

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Bergen County is the most populous county in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of 2014, Bergen County’s Census-estimated population was 933,572, an increase of 3.1% from the2010 United States Census, when its population was enumerated at 905,116, which in turn represented an increase of 20,998 (2.4%) from the 884,118 counted in the 2000 Census. Located in the northeastern corner of New Jersey and its Gateway Region, Bergen County is part of the New York City Metropolitan Area and is situated directly across the George Washington Bridge from Manhattan.

Bio

Andrew Frost was born in Yokosuka Japan. He has an MFA from Syracuse University, and currently lives and works in Burlington, Vermont.

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Andrew P. Frost

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