DAYS & PLACES
THE PLACES WE’VE BEEN
A Neon Limbo.LIT
NM: How did you get started in photography? What inspired you to pick up a camera?
SM: Photography has always been a way to deepen and improve my gaze on reality, to split my time continuum.
NM: In your A Neon Limbo series- the photos are based in Bangkok. What initially brought you to the city? How would you describe your experience there?
SM: Bangkok was a perfect hub to move overland to Laos, Cambodia or northern Thailand during several occasions. Neon Limbo was born during the three days before leaving every time. Jet-lagged and late at night, like a moth attracted by the neon lights of this sleepless city.
NM: As a former resident of Bangkok, I have always been mesmerized by Sukhumvit and Soi Nana. I found that in just a few city blocks I had entered a new world. What was your fascination with these areas?
SM: Sukhumvit and Soi Nana are probably one of the most interesting and fascinating ...
The Deeper Meaning.SOLITARY
NM: When did you start photography What inspired you to start taking photos?
JJ: I started studying photography 3 years ago, I'm currently in the last year of my bachelor's degree in the field.
Throughout my childhood and adolescence, I was drawn to cinema and movies, so photography was just a natural extension of that desire to build narratives with images; I believe that filmmaking is still a big reference in my work and how I compose pictures as "stills" or establishing shots in a film.
NM: From your work, I see you mostly shoot landscapes and scenery, what is it about these elements you like to photograph?
JJ: When you start developing your language in any particular visual field, you realize that there are certain elements that give you broader possibilities to communicate your message, the landscape does that for me.
I think that the places that I'm trying to show are represent...
La Fabrica was found as an abandoned cement factory in 1973 just outside Barcelona, Spain by Ricardo Bofill. The factory was originally built in the post World War I era, and was not built at once or as a whole, but as a series of additions as the factory and industry demanded. As an architect, Bofill was taken with the abandoned four kilometres worth of underground tunnels, the surprisingly well maintained shape each room and the vernacular architectural structure. From here, Bofill took the structure and implemented aesthetic trends in architecture like; surrealism, abstraction and brutalism, that had developed since the resurrection of the factory. Essentially, Bofill took an eyesore with great bones and converted it into a studio, gallery, home and a re- purposed city slowing being engulfed by vegetation.
Over many years, La Fabrica underwent consistent renovations, the goal was to uncover hidden rooms and create new relati...
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.
Europe Art Nouveau.
Taschen will release a book in memorial of Keiichi Tahara, focusing on his greatest source of inspiration- art nouveau architecture.
Nostalgia and Abandonment; The Universal Experience.
Photography by Catherine Hyland Interview by Matthieu Lunard.
Photographer Catherine Hyland captured a side of China and Mongolia that many people may never see or can’t even imagine. Her newest series ‘The Universal Experience” takes place in rural China and Mongolia where she and tourists alike were surrounded by massive, rolling mountainscapes, and large man made shrines and statues. Aserica digs deep with Hyland asking her opinion regarding cultural differences, men versus nature and the behaviour of tourists and travel.