Palazzo di Colori, 2011
Palazzo di Colori, 2011, was captured in Nolita, New York City, while on tour for my first exhibition. Like all of my work, I shoot within a single frame (no montaging or multiple exposure) and my work undergoes no afterwork. Once the shutter closes, my work is done.
Palazzo di Colori (Palace of Colours) is a continuation on my fascination with light, colour and movement, loosely connected or suspended together in a somewhat abstract fashion, which allows us to reflect on this scene from a completely new visual dimension.
I roam the streets, mostly with my eyes out of focus, searching for first impressions that strike me with extraordinary moments of light and colour. Once I find my colour palette, I then study it until it speaks to me. There's barely any logical thought process involved. I let myself go to emotionally connect with the colours and shapes being created. Sometimes this happens instantly, but sometimes it takes a while to find the true story I want to tell. Sometimes it doesn't work at all, and so I move on.
I love working with the camera loosely, using non-traditional, self-taught techniques, allowing colours to mix and intertwine and create new visual dimensions. These days, I rarely use a tripod. In fact, I find a tripod quite restricting (like crutches). I connect with my camera like a painter to their brush, or a musician to their instrument. It's an extension of myself that moves and flows emotionally with me, capturing the real energy from the scene in front of me, not in a split second, but within a passage of time.
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