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Monday, February 3, 2014

From Their View : Corrado D'Angelo...

This week, Corrado D'Angelo shares his work and his own words.

" Two images from a larger portfolio (8 images) dedicated to a particular shop in my town, Turin, north of Italy. Its name was "Inferno" (Hell) and they sold strange garments for "strange" people (punk, dark, and so on). Really far from my gendre, but one rainy day I was strolling under the arcades of the town center with my camera and saw the girl arranging the shop's window with the heart.





I lifted my camera and shot: a short smile between us and I left. Few days ago I returned with the print of the photo and gave it to her. Well, so I started to work on the shop, on the girl and their clients, so different from me. I came back 5 or 6 times and found that "different" does not necessarily means even "dangerous".
My aim in photography is to tell stories and emotions, through images that are both pleasant for the eyes and moving for the hearth.
All images are hand printed by me, with a light final selenium tone: shot by Nikon F70, TMax 400 roll. "

More on me (and the whole portfolio) at: www.corradodangelo.com.

8 comments:

  1. Wide angle works beautifully in these two images. In both compositions you've skillfully drawn attention to the subject's face through backlighting and converging lines. Strong spiritual overtones; a Christ-like male figure. Great work!

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    1. Many thks Jeanne. Wide angle lenses allow you a lot of creativity in composition and this often inspires me. As for the male image is concerned, I saw as as a sort of "ghost", but Christ-like is a definition that I love and share too.

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  2. Corrado, I love your artist statement, it is short and to the point and it is something that personally I can relate to. An enlightening portfolio.

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    1. Thks a lot Sharon. When I have my camera in the hands, my heart and my stomach work both faster than my brain. Cheers.

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  3. Corrado, I admire your desire to explore beyond your comfort zone. I am however not able to get beyond the observation that within the second image, that the fellow is not only not in focus and it seems overly "dodged." When your point of interest is soft, especially as a portrait, I feel that the image has not reached it's potential. IMO

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  4. Jack, thanks for your observation. You are 100% right: the face of the guy was out of focus but I beloved the rest of the image and the emotion it gave to me, so I decided to over-mask his face, in order to accentuate his pallor. Nice to see you are such a cute observer: did you see even the rest of the portfolio? Bye.

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  5. Beautiful work. Excellent technique. A documentary project that succeeds on numerous levels from the symbolic to high fashion. Very well done.

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  6. Many thanks Randy. All your observations give me the push to submit further more projects.

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