Photography is a lot of things to me. It’s a way of expressing whatever I feel in that moment. It’s a way for me to be creative and show off my artistic side. It helps me to see, appreciate, and share with others the beauty that is in everything. It’s a way for me to escape reality. Photography is a way of life.
For me, it’s never been a snapshot approach. I don’t think I’ve ever once used any of the preset modes like “portrait mode” or “landscape mode.” Those always seemed like cheating, like I was some joe shmoe with a camera and called myself a photographer. Anyone can do that! But me, I mold my camera like it’s clay in my hand. Constantly making changes, sometimes just the slightest adjustment, too little for anyone else to notice in order to get that perfect photograph. Sometimes I don’t even know exactly what I’m changing or how it will change the photograph. I just let instinct take over and show me what to do. And I’m not afraid to get down and dirty in order to achieve what I want! I’ll get on the ground and get my fingernails dirty, hang upside down, climb up to a higher spot, all to get a better angle or better natural light. And the way I feel when I see if the photo turned out and I get it just right: indescribable. I feel giddy and have literally jumped up and down in excitement over one photograph.
The way you feel while photographing dramatically affects the photographs and what it is you choose to photograph. I find when I am upset or angry, I tend to photograph things that make me want to smile and feel better, such as flowers or other things in nature, laughing children or loving couples. I’ll keep on taking photos until I feel happy and forget all about why I was upset in the first place. On the flip side, when I’m happy or excited I tend to get more daring, more creative and photograph as I like to call it “beautiful ugly.” A good example would be photographing something you would normally consider gross or unpleasant. Such as raw meat being prepared in a butcher shop. Twisting the way it is viewed by changing the angle or zooming in closer and making it into something that no longer looks like raw meat but something that is appealing, mysterious, or beautiful.
The possibilities are endless. No two photographs are ever the same. And there is an endless supply of things just waiting to be photographed. Photography will never get boring.
As you might have noticed, we’re currently taking a break from posting new portfolios as we’re working on a new aesthetic for the website.
Please keep on sending us your work, as we will start updating again soon..
Thanks for your support,
Serena Pezzato & Lele Saveri.
This friday, October 21st at Karma bookstore in NY, from 7 pm til 9 pm.
We’re presenting Lele Saveri’s first book “Incubi et Succubi”, published by Seems.
During the event, we will also screen the short movie “To Lie Under” by Lele Saveri and Giulia M. Venturini, with original soundtrack by No Age.
Come by if you around!
HAMBURGER EYES ANNUAL AUCTION FUNDRAISER 2011
And so it begins..
Get the most epic masterpieces at the most epic prices.
Due to the amount of donations, we will be listing pieces all this week.
Auctions will be ending all next week.
Let’s get married.
you can bid here.
STILL HOUSE presents:
Peter Sutherland’s Secrets of the Valley
September 17 – October 15, 2011
September 17, 6-9 pm
481 Van Brunt Street #9D (4th Floor)
(Red Hook) Brooklyn, NY 11231
Peter Sutherland on ITIWA.
If in Milan, go and see this.
Joao Paulo Ribeiro on itiwa.
In episode one, they visited Stefan in his Brooklyn studio and then they flew to Monterrey to capture some portraits of the “Cholombianos”, the Mexican fans of narco-cumbia.
To know more about Cholombianos, check out their sticky sideburns on the Vice Fashion Issue.
Stay tuned on VBS for the next episodes (seems they have some pretty amazing photo-stuff to come).
Opening Thursday the 18th of November from 7.00 P.M.
Vice Gallery, via Giacomo Watt 32, 20143 Milano.
Edition of 23, with a special Poster made in collaboration with Othelo Gervacio for the first lucky 13.
see a preview here.