photography

To see...

To see life; to see the world; to eyewitness great events; to watch the faces of the poor and the gestures of the proud; to see strange things — machines, armies, multitudes, shadows in the jungle and on the moon; to see man’s work — his paintings, towers and discoveries; to see things thousands of miles away, things hidden behind walls and within rooms, things dangerous to come to; the women that men love and many children; to see and take pleasure in seeing; to see and be amazed; to see and be instructed...

LIFE MAGAZINE MOTTO

Does Art emotion us?

I have always followed Nadav Kander’s work, he’s for me an inspirational artist for many reasons. Looking at his website, I have bumped into something very special, THE LAST DA VINCI.

This powerful video is a banal proof of how art still impresses, astonishes and inspires us all.

from nadavkander.com:

It was decided to honour the significance of Salvator Mundi  — the greatest artistic rediscovery of the last 100 years — by turning the tables and documenting its profound effect on those looking and pointing their camera phones. 

Within the beautifully lit Christie’s exhibition space in Rockefeller Center, a camera was set up beneath the Salvator Mundi  to record a video portrait of those who came to spend time with it. Using the wide range of responses to the masterpiece, a single piece of film has been created that shows the divine moment of connection between this powerful, mysterious, enigmatic portrayal of Christ and those who have felt compelled to observe it.

The film is cut to four minutes and 14 seconds to reflect the fact that in his painting, Leonardo presents Christ as he is characterised in the Gospel of John 4:14: ‘And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Saviour of the World.’ 

Director: Nadav Kander
Agency: Droga5 NY
Client: Christies
Production: Chelsea Pictures
Year: 2017

Between clouds

All in a sudden, you find yourself between clouds, looking at airplanes flying over you. Last summer, I had a very unusual assignment, which doesn’t happen very often. I have photographed airplanes for a new Italian Airlines. I had to find a new and contemporary way to portray flying airplanes, capturing “hero shots” and so develop new visual studies for their communications

I was in the Uk, exactly In Manchester, where thankfully the city has a large range of flights over the day.

I had strange feeling while being there, as a teenager I have been super passionate about aviation, seemed like I was going back trough time, when I always had my eyes trough the sky.

I even didn’t go to school, just to go to my closest airport and seeing flights landing or leaving.

It didn’t go always very well, once the police came, took my camera and removed the film inside.

Definitely I story to tell.

12 August 2015 International Youth Day

“In this landmark year, as leaders prepare to adopt a bold new vision for sustainable development, the engagement of youth is more valuable than ever. At this critical moment in history, I call on young people to demand and foster the dramatic progress so urgently needed in our world.”
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The theme of International Youth Day, 12 August 2015, is “Youth Civic Engagement.” The engagement and participation of youth is essential to achieve sustainable human development. Yet often the opportunities for youth to engage politically, economically and socially are low or non-existent. UN.org

Let’s all remember the importance of YOUTH in our world, youth is hope, future and much more. 

All rights reserved © Antonio Sansica 2015.

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                                              Akosombo, Ghana. 2012

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                                              Trapani, Italy. 2012

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                                              Bali, Indonesia. 2015

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                                              London, Uk. 2015

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                                               Moscow, Russia. 2013

Winters

I am just outside Shoreditch tube station, it’s a regular day in east London, black cabs, bikes, buses hit the road under the usual grey sky. I am going to apply for my visa, I pass trough the lively streets of the east-end, bars are crowded, my first step to a further EAST.

A walk on the edge between two beautiful Italian regions, Emilia Romagna and Tuscany, silence and nature bring us to untouched places. It’s nearly the end of the year, the mountains’s peaks are white and touch a blue sky that we very rarelly see in The Big Smoke(London).

Again walking and walking trough Arbatskaya, I arrived, I am in the heart of Moscow. The city is hard, cold, people run from one place to another with indifference, wrapped up in their heavy coats. I constantly talk with people, although very few speak my language, anyway it’s always a surprise, a new story. Living an other city, an other story.

Those winters are almost gone, I am now heading for a brighter chapter.