From the Editor
For 25.1 we focused on the importance of knowing how to “go beyond.” Beyond things, appearances,
prejudices, intuition, instinct, creating a language beyond time
Imprinted: Addresses all that lies behind a memory, an image, a photograph that freezes the time in which it was taken. An evocative story that is captured in a moment, encompassing different emotions, yet it is so firmly fixed in the memory that it cannot be forgotten even if you try to.
The Unseen: The photographer becomes a witness, looking at objects and their purely material aspect. Visible/invisible, full/empty. We focus on the actual aspect of things that nevertheless hold a story, a history that is given by the passage of time itself. It’s Fantastic! Inspired by the story and comeback of the barbie doll and her aim to breaking down prejudices, representing globalization and diversity. Loving the look of plastic but not its impact on the environment. Finding new ways to play with a bit of lightness and a lot of color.
Likewise: Is where the symbiotic experience and bond between twins exist. Two halves become one, reciprocity, twofold, twinning, magical reflection, mimicking, so many ways to describe something that is identical but unique. A togetherness that is extraordinary. A connective tissue that speaks strongly to ideas of “otherness”.
In the Darkness: We go beyond what is our visual perception, beyond what has always been represented as “darkness” by trying to give colors and characteristics to anything dark. We eliminate the artificial light that contaminates our perception. We concentrate on admiring the beauty of a natural landscape that brings out its own hidden colors.
Saisei: A new beginning, a “rebirth” the hope of a “little lightness of being” to look beyond a hidden wall, obstacles that we face and a past that we have come to terms with. We look to nature for its miracles, it’s natural cycle of life and wisdom. We look at symbols, to convey a concept without using words. It might look ordinary, but if you take a closer look, you will find that it contains its own special hidden meaning.