photography

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.

Dies Irae / Paolo Pellegrin

I felt that i had to share this beautiful thought found on the book DIES IRAE by Paolo Pellegrin-for the unlucky ones who don’t know him-here the biography. This is just a small piece of a very interesting interview/discussion with Roberto Koch(Contrasto founder) and I strongly believe that those sentences should be stick in every photographers’s mind.

“Ever since I began working in photography in the early nineties, I’ve heard about this golden age, which is that of LIFE. 

But personally, during the nineties I did very little work for newspapers because I was still in a self-imposed training phase. It’s a phase, apart from the rest, that’s never completely finished and I imagine that will continue forever…It’s just about trying to find my own voice and let it become a written photography. In this sense, I happen to think of photography as foreign language. Learning to connect with this voice and speak through photography, learning to express oneself through this language-listening to the rules and to instincts at the same time-is something and complex. The question isn’t how to take good photos, It’s how to take good photographs that succeed to do a number of things simultaneously: to document, to transmit information, and to strike emotion chord. Initially I studied architecture, then I took some photography courses and then I put myself through a period of eight, maybe ten years of rigorous training where i had to learn to express myself in this language of photography.

For years i worked on this-on the gaze, vision-shooting by day and printing by night.”

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