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by Maxime Mano
Visit his exhibition “Divine is Paris” on the 26th of November, 11 Rue Keller 75011 Paris.
Part A: Japan / Part B: University of Westminster
"For a long time I have been a firm believer in making photographs within the familiarity of your own world, seeking beauty within your common surroundings and not longing for something more: An idea which is creatively liberating yet generally grappled with by the majority."
"We are always watching what others consume and what people have an appetite for. Whether it's sex, food, entertainment etc, knowing what other people value gives us an 'in'.
It opens a window into that other person, and it lets us answer their appetites – usually to get something in return. What I find most interesting is what we choose to be transparent about versus what we hide, what we feel comfortable selling versus what we do not, both as the consumer and observer."
„I find myself often worrying about the future and the uncertainties it carries, and I forget that there is a present that needs to be lived. I tend to force myself to make plans by default, to have everything quite organised and controlled.“
See and read about André’s trip to Porto Covo, where he found himself again, without being touched by the hurry of day-to-day life.
When she was 18, Elena left home and wanted to see the world.
Her photos are beautiful, fragile and deep, and are only shot on film.
”I think that everyone is somewhat melancholic from time to time. For me, I would lean closer to the nostalgic, because the art is a way to document something that will never be again, so there’s a positive nature to the photograph - in other words the moment was saved."
"I’ve always been drawn to create in some way or another, and taking pictures has been an interest of mine for quite some time."
“I’ve always struggled with my own identity from a young age. I honestly don’t think I started to find myself until the last couple of years."
"We only come out at night, The days are much too bright."
"I messed around a lot,
I wasn't a good kid and always got into trouble."
"I'm lost in the sugar
Found out you're the only one"
"Shoot more film, and more portraits. Get my work out there more."