The Most Popular Photographers published in Dodho Magazine. The great stories by Pygmalion Karatzas, Joxe Inazio Kuesta, Marcel Van Balken, Paul-Olivier Doury, Katarzyna and Marcin Owczarek.
AQAL Views by Pygmalion Karatzas
‘AQAL Views’ is a series of urban waterscapes from United States by architect and photographer Pygmalion Karatzas. Blurred waterscapes and moving skies meet building silhouettes and auxiliary structures in a merging dance between the perpetual and the ephemeral.Having lived most of my life near the water, a deep connection with this element has been formed. Scenes that combine landscapes with waterscapes are dear to my heart in a primal level, which also explains my attraction to the minimalist long exposure imagery of photographers like Michael Kenna, early David Burdeny, and the plethora of other artists that comprise this expanding fine art genre. Arriving in places, the new and unfamiliar instinctively is counterbalanced by the familiarity of the waterfront. Choosing landmark locations unapologetic of their strong presence as well as more intimate spots of our urban life in which our daily memories are formed, is intended to contemplate on man’s symbiotic relationship with the material. More……
Joxe Inazio Kuesta ; Just a simple glance trapped in an image?
Normally, when we photograph we look for a point of view, a personal way of approaching or seeing a certain reality. This reality can be a landscape for some, a portrait for others, a building for others, etc. … In my case, the type of photography I do is street photography and documentary, and the main goal of almost all of them is the human being, and more specifically their glances. One might think the glances displayed in my photos are simple looks trapped in images: looks that die when captured. But that is not my goal. When I travel, which is practically when I take pictures, I like to see and feel people of different races, religions and customs. I try to approach them with the intention of establishing, if possible, a relationship, which most of the time consists of a shared smile or a greeting. If I can get a picture I feel doubly happy. It doesn’t matter whether you are photographing a girl, a man, an old woman, a street or any situation; I always look for their eyes, and these tell me what they do, what they feel, I want to see in them admitting me as a transmitter of their feelings and realities. I seek people’s complicity to photograph for a simple reason of respect. More…..
“When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.”
Robert Frank (Photographer and filmmaker)
My Hearth is An Animal by Katarzyna & Marcin Owczarek
Telling stories is a part of our fine art photography project based on surrealistic imagery. Our new series titled “My Hearth is An Animal” brings elaborate compositions combining human and animal elements. We employ animal characters in human settings, often in a social and spiritual context, because each creature brings to life beautiful and original symbolism and emotional values. We are all connected, people, animals, nature…as a one living organism. In every human being there is a piece of animal instincts and in every animal there is a piece of human being: soul, feelings, emotions, fragility. Animals show human emotions. Our observations reveal beauty, sometimes it is found in the unconventional way. More….
Street Photography by Paul-Olivier Doury
Paul-Olivier Doury is a French photographer born in 1964 in Bourges, who’s been working for advertising agencies for 30 years in Paris. Beside his professional work he developped a personnal approach on photography through a first research on the movement with images taken in Japan and NYC. This work called «Electrik move from Tokyo to NYC» was exhibited in 2008 at Uniteam agency France. Each image was taken in slow shutter speed with the camera being moved in a particular way to obtain the sensation of movement. To give a dreamy impression the color temperature was set to really cold blue. This gave a very specific look to the images with the will to avoid « stopping time » like most of high shutter speed images, as to express the energy of the two busy cities. More….
Lost memories by Marcel Van Balken
Marcel van Balken is a self-taught photographer from the Netherlands for about 40 years. His photography has been published all over the world in photo magazines & books, on calendars, on television and the internet. He is very active in international photo salons and exhibitions and with his pictures, he has more than 4,000 acceptances and 500 awards achieved in international Photographic Exhibitions.Marcel moves as a photographer ideally in the field of surrealism and magic realism. He prefers to create composite photographic images inspired by everyday reality combined with his own imagination. He strives to carefully compose photographic compositions of realistic looking scenes in unreal and sometimes magical spheres. More….