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Posted in Abstract, Urban with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2013 by Stefano Mazza

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Lido di Savio (RA), 28072013

VISTAS OF REALITY: GUEORGUI PINKHASSOV

Posted in Authors, Photographic Culture, Photography with tags , , , , on May 22, 2013 by Stefano Mazza

I warmly suggest you to enjoy a set of photographs by Gueorgui Pinkhassov, that I have found on Pavel Kosenko’ blog.
After looking at them, I felt dazed and excited: there is a vision of a life scattered through composite realities, in a kaleidoscope of colours and lines. So intense and real.

http://pavelkosenko.wordpress.com/2012/09/02/a-set-of-photographs-by-gueorgui-pinkhassov/

More images can be found here and here.

MINIMALISM: VISION OR SHORTCUT ?

Posted in Abstract, Photographic Culture, Urban with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2013 by Stefano Mazza

I have recently proposed this question in a forum of friends: is minimalism a shortcut?

I am curious to hear some answers to this, mainly because it’s a genre I indulge into quite often. As a consequence, I am being self-critical recently about my minimalist approach.

What I observe is that many urban photographers often fall into minimalism, most of them with good results indeed. The obtained works in most cases result to be very readable and highly enjoyable by the public.
However, the more I get into this genre, the more I find that insisting on details, on perfeclty aligned geometries and artificial compositions can be a treat to my overall vision. My doubt is that a minimalist approach can become an automated and perhaps simplistic formula that one can apply everywhere, ending up in the representation of small details. Those small details could also be a symptom of small and basic ideas from the photographer’s mind.
I wander also if minimalism in my photography could ever become a mere exercise that make me lose the propension for complexity and the atmosphere found in a place or a situation.

Beware: I’m not criticizing those artists who practice and research into minimalism, but I’m asking myself whether minimalism can become a shortcut to achieve a secure and easy effect, making me feel a better photographer at a little expense.

So what do you think?

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Modena, 27012013

BLACK 4:3 RECTANGLE

Posted in Abstract, Photography with tags , , , , , on March 21, 2013 by Stefano Mazza

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Modena, 17032013
Black 4:3 rectangle
A tribute to Kazimir Severinovič Malevič (1878 – 1935)

Obtained with a 30 seconds exposure, f/16, at ISO 100. Lens: 20 mm (40 mm equivalent).
The photograph has been digitally mounted over a white field.

Here below you can see the original unmounted photograph:

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GOODBYE GABRIELE

Posted in Architecture, Authors, News, Photography, Urban with tags , , , , on February 14, 2013 by Stefano Mazza

Gabriele Basilico has passed away yesterday. A very sad day for photography.

Napoli, 1982
Naples, 1982

Valencia, 1998
Valencia, 1998

Milano, 1983
Milan, 1983

Francia - Mission D.A.T.A.R, 1984-1985
France – Mission D.A.T.A.R, 1984-1985

Milano, 1989
Milan, 1989

Milano, Quartiere Gallaratese, 2007
Milan, Quartiere Gallaratese, 2007

Modena, Cimitero di San Cataldo, 2007
Modena, San Cataldo Cemetery, 2007

Gabriele Basilico (Milan, 12th August 1944 – 13th February 2013)

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Posted in Architecture, Landscape, Urban with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2013 by Stefano Mazza

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Castelnuovo Rangone (MO), 05062012

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Posted in Landscape, Urban with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2012 by Stefano Mazza

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Modena, 26052012

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