Since 2008, fighting for the authenticity of photography...
... everything you are going to see is proudly made on FILM.
I jibbed at digital photography, because I felt it too unnatural and too easily altered and airbrushed by digital post-production. I fine-tuned my technique early on by trying analog photography. Since that moment I have never gone back to digital.
Matching perfection and the mistake can be quite hard. The awkward aspect is that the mistake, in my opinion, is perfection, due to the unique meaning it can have in a picture and the relationship between the subject and the controlled technical mistake.
Curiosity. Documenting stories about humans and their lives. I feel attracted by the rare, the peculiar, the minority human interactions between themselves and with their environment.
Fashion Photography has never been about the product for me: I prefer to focus on customer-product interaction and feel, breaking the boundaries of “the Photograph has to sell”.
In modern times the concepts of erotism and porn have lost their strict definitions; Pornceptual shows how Photography can capture the gray area between these two aspects of human sexuality.
Limitations of the Polaroid format made possible for artists to go out of its normal use and purpose, in order to create something that could transcend Photography itself and become something new. From David Hockney to Maurizio Galimberti, many tried to create artworks composed by single Polaroid frames together. Following this tradition, Polaroid Anatomy has the purpose to study the human anatomy through single frames in different time points, while the subject is left free to move and change his body position.
Breaking the trust barrier with the subject and getting to steal a piece of him/her, that’s actually what Portrait photography is.
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Alessandro Panelli (aka yo.panic or .panic) is a doctor, a photographer and a writer based Berlin, Germany.
Born in Venice (Italy), I have always had to juggle between science and art since middle school. Eventually, such a conflict ceased when I chose Medicine for a living and photography as my artistic expression.
Though it started as a haphazard, recreational distraction, photography has now become a more and more serious pursuit every day. I jibbed at digital photography, because I felt it too unnatural and too easily altered and airbrushed by digital post-production. I fine-tuned my technique early on by trying analog photography. Since that moment I have never gone back to digital.
I published in 2016 my first photographic book.
Slowly attempting to finish my novel.
«Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.»
I never felt close enough in taking the perfect picture, not even once. That's the goal I have in photography: always continuing in this endless pursuit of perfection, not caring so much if the moment of the perfect picture will ever happen.
Matching perfection and the mistake [which is one of my favorite themes in photography], can be quite hard. The awkward aspect is that the mistake, in my opinion, is perfection, due to the unique meaning it can have in a picture and the relationship between the subject and the controlled technical mistake.
@ Hollywood Art Institute
24th of August 2015