DROMEN/DREAMS by Caroline Penris

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By chance I wandered into a dream,

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and in that dream I was the sky,

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and in that dream I was the sea,

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and across my still waters a small boat sailed.

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Enjoy more of Caroline’s work on her website.

See Caroline’s earlier contributions to aamora here.

(words by Catharine Amato)

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The Aamora Interview. 1- ALEXIS GERARD

Founder member of aamora, Alexis Gerard answers some questions on photography.

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Museuminsel, Berlin, Germany (July 2014) by Alexis Gerard

Why photography?

To pay attention to the world. To remind ourselves and hopefully all those who look at our images, that even what we consider most ordinary is in fact extraordinary and amazing. We knew that as children but we forgot it over time.
Photography is a magical tool to help us remember.

 

Cellphones

A camera we have with us even when we have no other camera, one that gets better with every generation of phones.Also the device that enables us to converse visually with others, a shift in our communication patterns that will have profound impact on our culture and even on our brains over time.


Digital vs Film -still a topic?

Not really, the characteristics of each are known and we choose between them according to our temperament and goals.


Is the equipment important?

Absolutely. Great images can be made with any kind of equipment, but the equipment’s characteristics determine one’s options with respect to visual style. You can’t make any kind of image with any kind of equipment, at least not well.


How did you learn to photograph?

At first by doing and reading. I’d go out and photograph, and when my images had technical problems I read books to try and figure out what I’d done wrong.That got me far enough to build a portfolio on the basis of which I was accepted at The International Center of Photography as a full-time student for a year. That was a huge learning experience.


Is photography art?

It’s the most accessible form of personal artistic expression.Whether or not it qualifies as art with a capital “A” is determined by the cultural powers that be and by the eye of the beholder.


Where do you go to look at photographs?

I look at tons of images online, mostly Flickr.There are some amazing creators there.I am also fortunate that there are many wonderful museums and galleries in the SF Bay Area that show photography. I look at painting, too.


Who is it for-you or them?

I’d photograph even if no one else could see my work, but I’d really miss the interactions.

Alexis Gerard’s contributions to aamora

BEYOND THE GIVEN KNOWN by Carlo Pisa

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There is a border that Carlo Pisa wanted to cross.To see beyond the sharpness, to perceive the shapes outside, over those completed borders, resolute. To catch a glimpse of other universes, to provoke the differences between them.Light opens new visions. The known matter disappears and transforms, regenerating itself. The colors reconceive, renewing themselves in an endless dance.To deduce (to take away) the visible, and induce (to give) the mechanical/human eye to concentrate on the full emptiness, looking away from the immediate.
To perceive the harmonics of the image – not the dominant, but the hidden movable or immovable.
The work of Carlo Pisa is here, within these inexact borders. Not out of focus, or outside the focus or even inside of it, that is the space that the exact focus hides. The blurring of the images shows the life of the middle, which investigates the choking of light that an aware and direct eye perceives, and to subvert the hierarchy of shapes and lines, capturing the poetry which is in everything.
Text by Oxana Maleeva (Curator)

San Pietroburgo #9 ( Санкт Петербург #9 )

At Saint Petersburg , in the garden of the Fontanka theatre.

Verso Montisi #1

The road to Montisi, Siena

 

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At Saint Petersburg, on the Kamennostrovskiy Prospekt

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Moscow, Gorky Park

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Moscow , close to the Novodevichy Monastery

Carlo Pisa was born in Italy. Currently he lives and works between Italy and Russia.

In 1982, he started studying photography and began work as David Lees’ assistant on the staff of the photographers of the Time Life group. He also was part of international working teams and was involved in international workshops on photojournalism hosted by Alex Webb, Jeff Jacobson, Bob Sacha, Tomasz Tomaszewski and Jane Evelyn Atwood.

From 1984 to 2004 he worked as a professional photojournalist.

All his editorial works are a sensitive attempt to tell stories about people and places making use of a language which enabled him to express the frailty of the images of the life we have before our very eyes.

As of 2004, he has been engaged in individual researches meant to be the first step of an exclusively artistic path.

 Main Exhibitions and Fairs:

 2004 Group exhibition at Galleria Goethe Arte Contemporanea, Bolzano (Italy)  2004 Solo exhibition at Galleria Fabbrica Eos Arte Contemporanea, Milan (Italy)  2004 International Biennale of Photography, Contemporary Art section, Brescia (Italy)  2005 MiArt Fair with Fabbrica Eos Arte Contemporanea  2006 Solo exhibition at Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)  2011 Solo exhibition at Museum of History of Photography, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)  2011 54th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Biennale, Pavilion Italy  2012 Light of Silence, Group exhibition at Galerie Iragui, Moscow (Russian Federation)  2012 Solo exhibition at MIA – Milan Image Art Fair – with Galerie Iragui.  2012 Art Moscow with Galerie Iragui, Moscow (Russian Federation)  2013 (February) Group exhibition at Galleria Goethe Arte Contemporanea, Bolzano (Italy)  2013 Solo exhibition at NYBA . New York Biennale Art New York City (USA)  2013 20 Years or 5 Minutes, Group exhibition at Galleria Fabbrica Eos Arte Contemporanea, Milan (Italy)  2013 (July) Summer exhibition: Group exhibition of the artists represented by Galleria Goethe Arte Contemporanea, Bolzano (Italy)  2013 Vienna International Art Fair with Galerie Iragui, Vienna – Austria • 2013 Vienna International Art Fair with Galerie Iragui, Vienna – Austria  2014 Through Waters project – Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

 

Carlo’s website d and his Facebook page

 

NE M’OUBLIE PAS by Virginie Colline.- Aamora Project Secret

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Photo by Tony Shertila

 

Do you remember

the myosotis of amnesia?

Forget-me-not flower

drowned in Lethe and ambrosia.

 

Virginie Colline lives and writes in Paris. Her poems have appeared in The Mainichi, Frogpond, Prune Juice, Frostwriting, Prick of the Spindle, Seltzer, Overpass Books, BRICKrhetoric, Yes, Poetry, Dagda Publishing, Silver Birch Press and StepAway Magazine, among others.

 

 

 

 

LANDSCAPES by Niki Conolly

We welcome Niki Conolly back to aamora to share some of her beautiful landscapes.

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Niki Conolly lives in Nashville and you can see more of her work on JPG, Instagram and her previous post on aamora.

“BEING IN THE WORLD and BEING A WORLD” (part two) by Talia Krasicka

Talia Krasicka Awake aamora

 Awake (Philosophy of Perception series)

Talia Krasicka My love is a fever aamora

My Love is A Fever.

Photograph inspired by a verse from the Sonnet 147 by William Shakespeare.

Talia Krasicka Failed intentionally aamora

Failed Intentionality

A clay portrait seen from a phenomenological perspective.

Talia Krasicka creation aamora

 

Creation  (Philosophy of Perception series)

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The Architecture of Life. (Philosophy of Perception) series.

Talia Krasicka building dwelling thinking aamora

Building Dwelling Thinking

Photograph inspired by Martin Heidegger’s essay “Building dwelling thinking”.

“We do not dwell because we have built, but we build and have built because we dwell (…) Only if we are capable of dwelling, only then can we build”.

Dwelling consists in accepting in its essence a staying on earth with things as mortals.

Talia Krasicka masonry aamora

Masonry. (Philosophy of Perception) series.

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Moral Fiber.( Philosophy of Perception) series

Talia Krasicka Tzimtzum aamora

Tzimtzum   Creation out of Contraction

Talia Krasicka The edgeless nature of dream aamora

The Edgeless Nature of the Dream     

(Philosophy of Perception) series

 

 

Talia Krasicka is a Polish self-taught photographer based in Warsaw, with an academic background in humanities. Her photographic work – inspired both by her life experience and her cultural background – tends naturally towards fine art photography with a careful attention to both aesthetic quality and meaningful content. She is attracted to all kind of internally vibrant phenomena able to trigger poetic and philosophical readings. In her intensely emotional and reflective photographs, she explores different dimensions of human experience of being in the world and of being a world. Her artistic effort focuses on investigating the subtle connections existing between the hidden and the exposed, the visible and the invisible, the conscious and the unconscious. With her own visual language she distills immaterial contents permeating the material world as filtered through human consciousness. Abstract thinking and oneiric perceptions are, she says, what anchors her best in the reality ineluctably modeled by the intrinsic contradictions of human temporality and the fundamental incommunicability of individual inner life. She conceives her work merely as a trigger for the viewers’ internal dialogue with themselves and their parallel personal work of becoming who they are. You can find more of her work on her JPG page and her site

part one of this feature

 

NEW YORK by Ronnie Ginnever

Midsummer Nite Swing at Lincoln Center Outdoors, NY

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Time Square Subway (This image is in the permanent collection of the New York Historical Society.)

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Freak Show at Coney Island

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We welcome Ronnie Ginnever back to aamora.She is a born and bred New Yorker. Much of her work is inspired by the spirit and people of that City.Her photography has been shown in museums and galleries and published in magazines in the US, Canada and Europe. View more of her work on JPG and see her previous contributions to aamora.

SHORT SHORT MOVIES starring aamora founder Aaron Schwartz

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3 very short films + bonus scene, featuring Aaron Schwartz:

 

 

 

Aaron Schwartz is the founder of aamora and an actor, lawyer, photographer and more! For more about Aaron the actor, click here.

aamora welcomes filmmakers, as well as photographers and writers, to submit their work for publication here on aamora for exposure to an international audience. 

If you would like to contribute a video please send us a link (on our Submissions page) to Vimeo, Youtube or Dropbox. We suggest a maximum length of about 5 minutes.

We would love to feature more videos here on aamora!

“BEING IN THE WORLD and BEING A WORLD” (Part one) by Talia Krasicka

Talia Krasicka Layers of suffering aamora

Layers of suffering

Photograph inspired by Emmanuel Levinas’s “Useless Suffering”.
“All evil refers to suffering. It is the impasse of life and being, their absurdity, where pain does not come, somehow innocently, ‘to colour’ consciousness with affectivity. The evil of pain, the harm itself, is the explosion and most profound articulation of absurdity”.

Talia Krasicka The pupil of conscience aamora

The Pupil of Conscience: You Shall Not Murder

For Abel Living in Cain.

Talia Krasicka The Principle of Duality aamora

The Principle of Duality

“Philosophy of Perception” series

Talia Krasicka God... aamora

“God can only be present in creation under the form of absence”.

A Tribute to Simone Weil

talia Krasicka Agnosticism aamora

Agnosticism. 

dedicated to Mark Rothko

Talia Krasicka Genesis aamora


Genesis.

“Philosophy of Perception” series.

Talia Krasicka Der Zauberberg aamora


Der Zauberberg

A Tribute to Thomas Mann.


Talia Krasicka is a Polish self-taught photographer based in Warsaw, with an academic background in humanities. Her photographic work – inspired both by her life experience and her cultural background – tends naturally towards fine art photography with a careful attention to both aesthetic quality and meaningful content. She is attracted to all kind of internally vibrant phenomena able to trigger poetic and philosophical readings. In her intensely emotional and reflective photographs, she explores different dimensions of human experience of being in the world and of being a world. Her artistic effort focuses on investigating the subtle connections existing between the hidden and the exposed, the visible and the invisible, the conscious and the unconscious. With her own visual language she distills immaterial contents permeating the material world as filtered through human consciousness. Abstract thinking and oneiric perceptions are, she says, what anchors her best in the reality ineluctably modeled by the intrinsic contradictions of human temporality and the fundamental incommunicability of individual inner life. She conceives her work merely as a trigger for the viewers’ internal dialogue with themselves and their parallel personal work of becoming who they are. You can find more of her work JPG and her site

AN EYE ON THE STREET by Paolo Pizzimenti

 

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Paolo Pizzimenti was born 57 years ago, so, yes he is no longer a young man, but maybe a little wiser than yesterday and always with an eye to life on the street.

 

Paolo started taking pictures at the age of 14 and will never stop while his eyes still have the pleasure of hunting….He has been defined as a « humanist photographer » as he likes to freeze the ordinary life of people he meets on his way.
He empathises with his subjects and always tries to involve them in his shots.
The pictures he takes are never contrived but are always spontaneous as the life they portray.
Paolo likes to tell short stories wherever he shoots.
He doesn’t like to take pictures of people suffering as nowadays it is so easy to do. He likes to take the beauty of ordinary days….

Enjoy more of Paolo’s work on his website, and on Flickr.

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