Freitag, 29. Juni 2012

juan prieto

a few words by juan prieto about his own work, which I do not want to hide from you.

"I like to think about all these matters. I like to imagine how the earth would be without human beings, how it would be without what we call civilization, or with humans, which would be more conscious about their surroundings. What would happen if the evolution would merge us together with different kind of species generating unthinkable ways of life. I like to imagine scenes where the boundaries are blurred, where there's no difference between men and plants or animals, scenes habituated by characters where there is a clear perceptive towards the unique weave of life.
I am not looking for an innovation with my images, or trying to be part of a trend, I seek for honesty and desire to give answers to my own aesthetical and conceptual questions. Some are calculated, directed, even designed images, which intend to synthesize a story, others are mere instants, frozen as they come, that capture the reality of my life interpreted by a lens."

check out the previous post about his work.
and please visit his website or his flickr profile

lost freedom magazine feature

my photos were featured in this month's edition of lost freedom magazine along with some very inspiring photographers - have a look!
lost freedom july 2012

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and some artist to look forward:

  • yatender
  • ian borthwick
  • colette saint yves
  • amanda charchian

Donnerstag, 21. Juni 2012

juan prieto

it was hard for me to put my thoughts and feelings about juan prietos vibrant work into words. 
while i'm watching his photography it shouts for more: let's listen to his stories, let's journey through his tales!
the boundaries between realism and the viewers own imagination and dream elements are becoming blurred.
it's a journey through unknown places. something between a true heartbeating story and an imaginary trip - it's a journey through time. a journey how life is or how it could have been. it's about exploring and creating.
and there is always this relation to the element earth. nature is and stays always a part of this expressive and vivid work. and that makes it even more beautiful.
let us hope it's a neverending story.

please visit his website or his flickr profile

oedipus king. san francisco, 1970
art direction by johan florez, josé gonzales, sara nuñez and juan prieto.
photography by juan prieto

© juan prieto