DAYS & PLACES
THE PLACES WE’VE BEEN
See Naples and Die.OPULENT
IP: Can you tell us where are you from?
SG: I am from London
IP: How did you get interested in photography?
SG: I started taking photos about 5 years ago when I was 23. At the time I was working in the film & TV industry in Bangkok. Although I was working in an artistic industry, the position I held was far from it, so photography became my creative outlet.
IP: How would you describe your photography and your style?
SG: Character-driven social realism. Anti-homogeneity.
IP: What drew you to Naples? What does the quote from the title mean to you?
SG: I visited Naples a few years ago and fell in love with the city. I remember saying to myself ‘before I die I’m going to live in Naples’. At 26 I thought ‘it’s now or never’ so I followed my heart and took the plunge. “See Naples and die,” Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe famously espoused in his book Italian Journey in 1786. During the gol...
The Tree of Life is eternally Green .EXPLORED
Pascual Martinez and Vincent Saez, a photography duo from Spain approach their photography through an anthropological paradigm. Together, they carry out independent projects that explore the intersections between human relations, society and nature. They have been the recipients of many Spanish photography awards and are a refreshing energy in the photography world. Aserica conducted an interview exploring their new project in Romania, their collective approach to photography and their future.
XK: The title of your latest series is ‘The Tree of Life is Eternally Green’. Could you talk a little about the significance of this title in relation to the series as a whole?
P&V: We describe this serie as an intimate notebook of documentary work undertaken in Romania, exploring the country's landscape and integral connections Romanians have with nature. We document a society that is closely linked to an environment th...
After studying at the fine art school in Cambrai, and working with Kodak, JP Evrard's travels on the African continent began. In search of treasures from the past, his photography brings us closer to a world of wonder through elegant composition and masterful technical skill. We interviewed Jean-Pierre to find out what his early years were like, and how he looks back on his career, the joys of travel and the labour of love that is film photography.
IP: What is your most cherished childhood memory?
JPE: When I was a child it was war in Europe (I was born in 1936), my father sent his family to Morocco where my mother, my sisters and I stayed during all the wartime. I never forgot the light, the colour, the scent of flowers in this wonderful country. I waited 30 years to come back to Africa which becomes my main interest in photography.
IP: How did you first become interested in photography?
JPE: I was no...
and When. The earth we live in is full of visual treasures too magnificent to describe. Often we need a photograph to allow an beautiful landscape to meet our lines of vision - wherever we are. Sometimes it's a the other end of the world, sometimes just a few miles away.
Anton Polyakov’s Transnistria.
Photography by Anton Polyakov, Interview by Matthieu lunard
Anton Polyakov tells us a story in pictures of the Republic of Transnistria, a country located between Ukraine and Moldova with no international recognition.