LEONARDO CASSI

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ARTIST'S STATEMENT //

Visual creation is a vital necessity for me. I see photography as an everyday exploration of daily objects in order to capture their depth and soul, despite their apparent banality. I am fascinated every time I can frame the exact moment when my subject shows its power and expression. More than the beauty of what’s in front of the lens, I am interested in its essence. I try to capture its soul, which sometimes hides in the shapes, sometimes in the color rhythms, sometimes in the structure of the material or in the battles between shadows and lights.

My art gets done in idleness, I need to look away in order to see.

In the series 'Home-Made Cosmos' I often use long exposure times with a close shutters. The lighting is often direct and involves the use of flashlights, infrared lamps, candles or natural light. The aim of my work is to break the daily objects' apparent banality by showing their hidden different faces, to create a moment of science fiction from the normality of things. The choice of contrast is usually very deep, also in order to shift from normal to epic. Because there’s no such thing as a banal subject. Everything speaks, if we learn how to perceive.

LOCATION

Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC

CAMERA

Canon EOS Mark V, Canon EOS 33

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CATEGORY

conceptual

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