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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...
Anton Polyakov’s Transnistria.WILD
After the break up of the Soviet Union, Moldova became an independent state. A small part of that state, Transnistria, was still dominantly Russian and held pro-Russian sentiment. Eventually, Transnistria wanted to break away from Moldova. In 1922, Moldova tried to take over Transnistria, which lead to military conflict between the two states. In peacemaking efforts, Russia brought in their troops to put an end to the conflict.
Now, Transnistria is a presidential republic that is legally a part of Moldova but is not recognized by the rest of the world. It has its own legislative authority, border, constitution, flag, anthem, currency and army. In the last 27 years this republic has given birth to many new generations who live in a frozen state, and they have created their own culture and way of living.
Anton Polyakov is a freelance photographer who was born in Transnistria and has documented the growth, lifestyle and m...
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.