She who knows. Amy Kanka Valadarsky © All rights reserved
The idea of visualizing the invisible is something I have been continuously exploring in my practice as an artist.
I am drawn to what lies beyond the physical appearance of things, trying to capture what else is there, as Minor White so beautifully put it. I find the natural world endlessly inspiring and a rich source of metaphors through which I can tell my story. Making the unseen seen has prompted experimentation with multiple photographic techniques: analog, digital, camera-less, and combinations of darkroom and digital techniques. Always looking for new ways to visually express ideas, enjoying the creative process at least as much as its result. Like dreams, photography has a way of making thoughts and feelings surface, giving them visual shape. The light that helps create the image on paper also illuminates previously hidden parts of self.
First gate. Amy Kanka Valadarsky © All rights reserved
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SMALL INTIMATE MOMENTS
PHOTOGRAPHY OFFERS ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE IN THE WORLD WHILE I ALSO FLOATING OUTSIDE IT. WHEN I AM IMMERSED IN MAKING CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS, I SLOW DOWN AND ENJOY MOMENTS THAT I WOULD OTHERWISE MISS." - REBECCA ROTHEY
THE CAMERA'S EYE
I have had the incredibly good fortune to learn photography and life lessons from many of the most influential photographers in the history of the medium.
As countries slowly start to open up their borders, travel is beginning to bounce back.
HAUNTING PORTRAITS Joe Buergi
The "Haunting Portraits" series focuses on the hard workers of Bangladesh. They work either in the docks, shipyards, or as laborers in the brick factories outside Dhaka. In 2020 I visited different places and portrayed the workers photographically.
AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH QUIM FÀBREGAS
THE CHILDHOOD OF THE BAKA PYGMIES The childhood of the Baka pygmies is a photographic report made in the jungle of Cameroon. This report exhibits the childhood life of the pygmies, their freedom, their way of spending hours in the middle of nature, and the toughness of living in a habitat that rains for many months of the year, and It's extremely tough to get food. You can see the faces of the happy and cheerful children, but you can also see the hardness of the mothers.
TERRITORY OF ABSENCES ALMIR BINDILATTI
An Exclusive Interview With MANFRED BAUMANN
My grandfather had won many photo competitions; he dealt with artistic b/w photography. We grew up in the mountains of Austria, and his work later reminded me a lot of Ansel Adams' landscapes artistic style. He gave me my first camera, a Praktika 1000, and I still have it. Without him, I might never have gotten into photography!
Hieronymus Grabstein – Monumentum
Our brain is organized so that it analyses and memorizes visual information faster than any text. A spectator is always curious to see what is left outside the camera’s view. There is hardly a better way to tell stories of people’s lives other than via visual imagery. Handicraft– from the beginning and up to the end of each operation. It is not an automated process but significant experience, expertise, and a bit of spontaneity and freedom of artistic creativity.
Fares Micue – An ultimate message of Positivism
I always try to isolate as many details as I can from the final image I want to create, like that I able to get to a more accurate representation of the image in my head.
AUDE OSNOWYCZ - 2SERIES
WOMEN FIGHTERS IN SYRIA UKRAINE: A YOUTH BETWEEN WAR AND PEACE