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  • THE PICTORIAL LIST | 2024 PHOTOGRAPHERS

    SPOTLIGHT ROWELL B. TIMOTEO La Union, PHILIPPINES see portfolio 2024 PHOTOGRAPHERS // AMY HOROWITZ New York UNITED STATES ANA-MARIA ALB Bukovina ROMANIA CATIA MONTAGNA SCOTLAND/ITALY DEDIPYA BASAK Kolkata INDIA FRANCE LECLERC Chicago UNITED STATES MARIETTE PATHY ALLEN New York UNITED STATES NAZANIN DAVARI Tehran IRAN PEDRO VIDAL Barcelona SPAIN RAFA ROJAS São Paulo BRAZIL ROMAIN COUDRIER Marseille FRANCE ROWELL B. TIMOTEO La Union PHILIPPINES SASHA IVANOV St. Petersburg RUSSIA SEAN PARIS Healesville AUSTRALIA TARA SELLIOS Boston UNITED STATES VALERIA CUNHA London UNITED KINGDOM

  • SEAN PARIS

    SEAN PARIS ARTIST'S STATEMENT // I draw inspiration from the stunning natural landscapes and diverse wildlife found in the Yarra Valley. My dedication to encapsulating the essence of this remarkable region through photography has earned recognition in numerous international and national publications. While my expertise primarily lies in landscape photography, I also specialize in professional portraits and various other genres and styles. LOCATION Healesville AUSTRALIA CAMERA/S Full Spectrum Converted Nikon D800 (Infrared), Nikon D850 CATEGORY landscape, documentary, portrait WEBSITE https://www.seanparisphotographer.com/ @SEAN.PARIS ​ ​ ​

  • THE PICTORIAL LIST | Building a community of photography

    © Copyright MOMMIE PHOTOGRAPHY AND STORY BY ARLENE GOTTFRIED Arlene Gottfried’s poignant exploration of motherhood in “Mommie” is not just a collection of photographs but a profound tribute to the enduring bonds of family and the universal experiences of love, loss, and resilience. READ STORY INTERVIEW COLORS OF A GREY CITY In Rafa Rojas' photography project, we witness the convergence of passion and purpose, a visual ode to the city of São Paulo he calls home. INTERVIEW PRIMAL INSTINCT Tara Sellios invites us to explore the interplay of life and death, of decay and beauty, and to find within that juxtaposition a reflection of our own existential journey. INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES The Pictorial List partners with International Photography Awards, enhancing resources for photographers worldwide. We interview IPA founder Hossein Farmani, a visionary in photography. PICTORIAL STORY MUD Dedipya Basak's documentary project explores an 800-year-old lake's struggle against global warming, highlighting its relevance and urgency in modern times. PICTORIAL STORY A WORLD WITHIN REACH In his Cuba project, Pedro Vidal celebrates human resilience and warmth through captivating imagery, revealing photography's profound ability to encapsulate emotions and memories. PICTORIAL STORY UNVEILING VULNERABILITY In a world where masculinity is often synonymous with stoicism and strength, Francesca Tiboni challenges us to reevaluate our perceptions of masculinity, and to embrace the complexity of the male emotional experience. INTERVIEW MINIMALIST REVERIE Nazanin Davari's minimalist style invites you to an imaginative world where silence and freedom converge, painting unseen beauty with her lens. PICTORIAL STORY TRANSCENDENTS Mariette Pathy Allen's visual narrative honors authenticity, showcasing Spirit Mediums' mystical presence in possession and daily life, underscoring their importance in Animism-rich cultures PICTORIAL STORY COALESCENCE Visual diptychs delicately portray the intimate mother-daughter dialogue, transcending personal narratives to explore universal themes of transition and acceptance. INTERVIEW THE AUTHENTIC GAZE: THE DON'T SMILE PROJECT Delve into the visual anthology of urban youth, a collection of moments where the mundane transcends into the profound, sparked by the click of Amy Horowitz's camera. PICTORIAL STORY IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ANSEL ADAMS In following the footsteps of the masterful Ansel Adams, Karin Svadlenak Gomez not only paid homage to his timeless work but also embarked on a transformative journey. PICTORIAL STORY PARALLEL REALITIES Catia Montagna's lens reveals how socioeconomic factors and social norms influence daily life, capturing the poetic essence of mundane moments. PICTORIAL STORY A TALE OF NATURE AND HERITAGE With her words and photographs, Ana-Maria Alb invites readers to join her on a journey through the breathtaking Carpathians. PICTORIAL STORY ON THE TRAIL OF LOVE LOST We are given a glimpse into a beautiful love story and the unbreakable strength and resilience of the human spirit. Join us as we explore Sasha Ivanov’s heartfelt tribute to Lydia and Nikolai. INTERVIEW BLACK AND WHITE WITH A THREAD OF RED Valeria Cunha is fascinated by the street, using it as inspiration to find structure amidst the confusion. Her photography creates intriguing connections and relationships through dynamic compositions that convey emotion. PICTORIAL STORY THE FRANKINCENSE BOY France Leclerc’s documentary exploration embraces the community finding captivating stories for her visual translations. Her story takes us to the village of Poshina, where we meet Sahib. INTERVIEW TALES OF A CITY With a passion for exploring the world through his camera lens, Seigar brings a unique perspective to his art, infused with reflections, colors, and icons. PICTORIAL STORY THEY ARE GONE Lorenzo Vitali felt compelled to explore the landscapes of Eastern Veneto, to understand its emotional affective relationship and document it through his photography. PICTORIAL STORY I AM WATER Paola Ferrarotti explores her deep connection with the water and how it has transformed her understanding of life and herself. INTERVIEW 18 >> 20 Elsa Arrais composed a simultaneously artistic, emotional, poetic and imagery portrait of her city in a predetermined period of time. GALLERY BUILDING A SOLID FOUNDATION Martin Parr Foundation supports photography and photographers of the past as well as genuinely mentors and creates new opportunities for photographers of the future. PICTORIAL STORY THE STRANDED PAKISTANIS Anwar Ehtesham captures the beauty of human emotion in the face of adversity and offers an insight into the complexity of the lives of the Bihari people and their relationship with their environment. INTERVIEW WOMEN WARRIORS OF AZERBAIJAN Fidan Nazimqizi is aware of distinct challenges the women in her community are confronted with on a daily basis. Their struggles have become a focus for her photography. URBAN ECHOES PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROWELL B. TIMOTEO INTERVIEW BY MELANIE MEGGS Through his project “Echo,” Rowell B. Timoteo extends an invitation to explore the vibrant streets of San Fernando, where his lens captures the nuanced interplay of light, shadow, and human emotion. READ INTERVIEW SELECTED STORIES FINDING HOPE AT THE UKRAINIAN BORDER When the war broke out in Ukraine, Sonia Goydenko volunteered her services. She describes her personal journey. RUNNING TO NOWHERE Documentary photographer Christina Simons travelled to Central America embarking on a visual journey to pursue, share and expose the...Why? END OF AN ERA Mish Aminoff opens her aperture, revealing her impressions on the days following the Queen’s death leading to the funeral procession. SOMETHING ABOUT THE FUTURE Francesca Tiboni investigates through a series of collaborative portraits with her daughter Cecilia her transition into adulthood. WONDERLAND Visual artist Karen Ghostlaw Pomarico invites us to step through her looking glass with her, and experience Wonderland for themselves. ZAINAB THE SUPER FARMER Anwar Sadat tells the story of super farmer Zainab who improved her standard of living through education programmes. MODERN NOMADS Callie Eh takes us to the steppes of Mongolia to document a family of nomadic herders. THE INVISIBLE WORKERS Adrian Whear traveled to Bangladesh where he was introduced to the people that churn out bricks by hard manual labour. ROCKETGIRL CHRONICLES These chronicles are a tribute to a family's strength and inspiration on how to find the possible in the seemingly impossible. AMY'S ASHES Photojournalist Camille J. Wheeler shares her impactful story about Scotty and his mother Amy. EXPLORE STORIES BIFRÖST PHOTOGRAPHY AND STORY BY ROMAIN COUDRIER Romain Coudrier masterfully captures Norway's timeless beauty, blending myth with modernity through black and white photography. A stunning exploration. READ STORY SELECTED INTERVIEWS REPRESENTING THE PEOPLE Camille J. Wheeler documents Austin's streets, with a particular focus on its homeless community. COMEDIANS Steve Best documents the British comedy scene, backstage and on stage, the highs and lows, and the joy of being a comedian. QUARANTINE IN QUEENS Neil Kramer's humorous and compassionate lockdown diary has gone viral. ENROUTE TO THE PINES Robert Sherman shares his documentary series about drag queens celebrating the 'Invasion of the Pines'. SERVICE INTERRUPTION Wojciech Karlinski documented Poland train stations during the pandemic, highlighting their formal and aesthetic side. VOICES OF THE NILE Voices of the Nile by Bastien Massa and Arthur Larie is a project documenting the relationship of Ethiopians with the Blue Nile. BREAKS FROM REALITY The magic only dreams are made of become reality for viewers as they engage in the poetic imagery of Mariëtte Aernoudts. BEYOND THE STORY Through her documentary photography, Christina Simons is compelled to tell the stories of those who are unable to do so themselves. EXPLORE INTERVIEWS © Juan Sostre join the Pictorial Community >>> Media Partners BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF PHOTOGRAPHY If you are a photographer with a photo story to share then we would love to see it! We want to help support you and the work you create. Share your photography projects with us. submit © Bill Lacey

  • THE PICTORIAL LIST | PICTORIAL STORIES

    MUD A visual journey documenting the lives of 70,000 impoverished fishermen residing around Lake Bhandardara, an 800-year-old lake in West Bengal, India. Tragically, this historic body of water is facing imminent demise as a result of severe global warming. READ STORY explore all pictorial stories PICTORIAL STORY MOMMIE Arlene Gottfried’s poignant exploration of motherhood in “Mommie” is not just a collection of photographs but a profound tribute to the enduring bonds of family and the universal experiences of love, loss, and resilience. PICTORIAL STORY BIFRÖST In "Bifröst," Romain Coudrier masterfully captures Norway's timeless beauty, blending myth with modernity through black and white photography. A stunning exploration. PICTORIAL STORY MUD Dedipya Basak's documentary project explores an 800-year-old lake's struggle against global warming, highlighting its relevance and urgency in modern times. PICTORIAL STORY A WORLD WITHIN REACH In his Cuba project, Pedro Vidal celebrates human resilience and warmth through captivating imagery, revealing photography's profound ability to encapsulate emotions and memories. PICTORIAL STORY UNVEILING VULNERABILITY In a world where masculinity is often synonymous with stoicism and strength, Francesca Tiboni challenges us to reevaluate our perceptions of masculinity, inviting us to embrace the complexity of the male emotional experience. PICTORIAL STORY TRANSCENDENTS: SPIRIT MEDIUMS IN BURMA AND THAILAND Mariette Pathy Allen's visual narrative celebrates authenticity, spotlighting Spirit Mediums' enigmatic presence in both possession and daily life. She portrays them as essential to cultures steeped in Animism, reflecting the enduring essence of human authenticity. PICTORIAL STORY COALESCENCE Visual diptychs intricately depicting the intimate exchange between a mother and daughter, transcending personal narratives to explore universal themes of transition, acceptance, and the beauty of change. PICTORIAL STORY IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ANSEL ADAMS In following the footsteps of the masterful Ansel Adams, Karin Svadlenak Gomez not only paid homage to his timeless work but also embarked on a transformative journey. PICTORIAL STORY PARALELL REALITIES Through her lens, Catia Montagna explores the impact of socioeconomic factors and social norms on our daily lives, revealing the subtle poetry of small, insignificant moments that capture the ‘existential’ and the ephemeral, in the human condition. PICTORIAL STORY A TALE OF NATURE AND HERITAGE With her words and photographs, Ana-Maria Alb invites readers to join her on a journey through the breathtaking Carpathians. PICTORIAL STORY ON THE TRAIL OF LOVE LOST Through Sasha’s photo essay, we are given a glimpse into a beautiful love story and the unbreakable strength and resilience of the human spirit. Join us as we explore Sasha Ivanov’s heartfelt tribute to Lydia and Nikolai. PICTORIAL STORY SAHIB: THE FRANKINCENSE BOY France Leclerc’s documentary exploration embraces the community finding captivating stories for her visual translations. Her story takes us to the village of Poshina, where we meet Sahib. PICTORIAL STORY THEY HAVE GONE Lorenzo Vitali felt compelled to explore the landscapes of Eastern Veneto, to understand its emotional affective relationship and document it through his photography. PICTORIAL STORY I AM WATER Paola Ferrarotti explores her deep connection with the water and how it has transformed her understanding of life and herself. PICTORIAL STORY THE STRANDED PAKISTANIS Anwar Ehtesham captures the beauty of human emotion in all its rawest forms in the face of adversity and offers an insight into the complexity of the lives of the Bihari people and their relationship with their environment. PICTORIAL STORY BLINDFOLD CHESS Anastasiya Pentyukhina’s documentation of blindfolded chess provides an insight into this often overlooked world of sports, and sheds light on the unique challenges faced by visually impaired players. PICTORIAL STORY SKIN STORIES Tony Reddrop strives to look beyond the ink in his latest project, believing that by looking beyond the physical appearance of a person you will find their unique story. PICTORIAL STORY WHERE THE WAVES MEET THE OCEAN Uma Muthuraaman explores the idea of finding in ourselves what we seek in other people and places — like waves searching for the ocean, being it, and not knowing it. PICTORIAL STORY THE ARTISANAL SALT FARMERS OF GOZO Naima Hall takes us on a journey with the Cini family, giving us a glimpse into their artisanal salt-farming practices and uncovering the broader geo-heritage of Gozo. PICTORIAL STORY CRACKS TO MEND Through her powerful photographs, Ida Di Pasquale shares the story of her birth house in Italy - a village that was left in ruins after two fatal earthquakes. PICTORIAL STORY THE WHIRLING DERVISHES OF KONYA Follow Rpnunyez's journey as he captures the beauty and strength of the Whirling Dervishes as they perform their ritual dance. PICTORIAL STORY SAHARA: THE SHAPE AND THE SHADOW Lorenzo Vitali's Sahara is a captivating exploration of the intangible power of nature. His photos show the changing shapes of the sand, but also highlights the complexity of the interplay between light and dark. PICTORIAL STORY WIDOWS' HOLI Celebratory colors of Holi fill the ancient city of Vrindavan! Street and documentary photographer Abhay Patel captures the unique Widow's Holi in his lens, bringing to life the joyous emotions of the festival. PICTORIAL STORY RIPPLED REALITIES The panorama has been redefined in the work of photographer, Susan Bowen. Her fearless journey created new thinking patterns that motivated and inspired a profound body of work. PICTORIAL STORY INDIA'S LOST CHILDREN OF POSTMODERNISM Growing up in the ancient city of Varanasi has given Jayesh Kumar Sharma an unique and authentic perspective. The social and cultural changes taking place in the society became the concept of his story. tell your story We want to show engaging work from visual storytellers, documentary photographers, and photojournalists from all around the world. We want important or interesting stories to be seen and read, new or old, and from anywhere. submit © Karin Svadlenak Gomez

  • THE PICTORIAL LIST | INTERVIEWS

    COLORS OF A GREY CITY In Rafa Rojas' photography project, we witness the convergence of passion and purpose, a visual ode to the city of São Paulo he calls home. READ INTERVIEW explore all interviews INTERVIEW URBAN ECHOES Through his project “Echo,” Rowell B. Timoteo extends an invitation to explore the vibrant streets of San Fernando, where his lens captures the nuanced interplay of light, shadow, and human emotion. INTERVIEW COLORS OF A GREY CITY In Rafa Rojas' photography project, we witness the convergence of passion and purpose, a visual ode to the city of São Paulo he calls home. INTERVIEW PRIMAL INSTINCT Tara Sellios invites us to explore the interplay of life and death, of decay and beauty, and to find within that juxtaposition a reflection of our own existential journey. INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES The Pictorial List partners with International Photography Awards, enhancing resources for photographers worldwide. We interview IPA founder Hossein Farmani, a visionary in photography. INTERVIEW MINIMALIST REVERIE Nazanin Davari's minimalist style invites you to an imaginative world where silence and freedom converge, painting unseen beauty with her lens. INTERVIEW THE AUTHENTIC GAZE: THE DON'T SMILE PROJECT Delve into the visual anthology of urban youth, a collection of moments where the mundane transcends into the profound, sparked by the click of Amy Horowitz's camera. INTERVIEW BLACK AND WHITE WITH A THREAD OF RED Valeria Cunha is fascinated by the street, using it as inspiration to find structure amidst the confusion. Her photography creates intriguing connections and relationships through dynamic compositions that convey emotion. INTERVIEW TALES OF A CITY With a passion for exploring the world through his camera lens, Seigar brings a unique perspective to his art, infused with reflections, colors, and icons. INTERVIEW 18 >> 20 Elsa Arrais composed a simultaneously artistic, emotional, poetic and imagery portrait of her city in a predetermined period of time. INTERVIEW WOMEN WARRIORS OF AZERBAIJAN Fidan Nazimqizi is aware of distinct challenges the women in her community are confronted with on a daily basis. Their struggles have become a focus for her photography. INTERVIEW SHOOT NEW YORK CITY Leanne Staples is a passionate and driven street photographer whose honest perspective of city life captures both its simplicity and complexity. INTERVIEW JESSE'S STORY Jesse’s story becomes a timeless testament of an unconventional and successful fighter. Andrée Thorpe invites us to reflect on the inspiring journey of this brave individual. INTERVIEW TRANSTEMPORAL Russell Cobb is an incredible photographer and storyteller who offers viewers a chance to step into the past and explore the nuances of culture and history. INTERVIEW A LOVE SONG TO THE AMERICAN WEST We have the pleasure of seeing and hearing the visual stories created between photographer, Ross Taylor and musician, Russick Smith. As the wind sweeps through the landscapes the notes of a cello fill every void. INTERVIEW WALKING BUENOS AIRES We take a deep dive into the journey of Alex Gottfried Bonder - an artist who has spent many years uncovering the soul of Buenos Aires through street photography. INTERVIEW ETERNITY Eternity is a pictorial story about Konrad Hellfeuer's own personal journey with religion and how photography has helped him find peace within it. INTERVIEW UNDER THE COVERS WITH AMERICAN BEDROOM Barbara Peacock, opens the door to her subjects' bedroom, revealing their intimate thoughts and emotions. Discover the confidence and trust shared between the photographer and subject for an authentic and inspiring experience. INTERVIEW BEYOND SIGHT Doug Winter is a photographic artist using his unique perspective as a semi-sighted individual to explore the experiences of partial blindness and vision disabilities. INTERVIEW HUMAN CONTACT By walking through the streets and observing people's behaviours, Jan Ponnet tries to develop a keen eye for the subtle nuances and rhythms of life on the street, and learns to anticipate and capture these moments that might otherwise go unnoticed. INTERVIEW FREEDOM TASTES OF REALITY Juan Barte does not choose to document what he sees, but creates a photograph that constricts the flow of information, allowing for the viewer to further investigate and question what they see. INTERVIEW HONK KONG TAPESTRY It is the minutiae of everyday life that most defines Giles Isbell's body of work. By exploring the intricate details, Giles Isbell has created a unique tapestry of what it means to to have once called this majestic city home. INTERVIEW CROSSING THE AVENUE Get ready to be transported by the street photography of Juan Sostre. His mastery of technique and ability to observe the world around him, allows us to experience the street in a whole different light. INTERVIEW DOWNTOWN ATLANTA By showcasing the understated beauty of ordinary city spaces, Branden May's photography captures the essence of urban life in a way that is both unconventional and captivating. INTERVIEW NEW REALITIES IN VISUAL POETRY Enter Monika Jurga's surreal world, and find out how and ultimately why she creates these fantastical photographic images where her imagination will become your reality. INTERVIEW THE RHYTHM OF MY PHOTOGRAPHY Mena Sambiasi is not afraid to try new things, living in the moment, finding a personal connection between her visual translation of the musicians rhythm, as if they were playing just for her. be on The List We are always on the search for unique visual storytellers of all genres. Would you like to join our portfolio of photographers and be represented on our website, and social media platforms. submit © Chetan Verma

  • ROWELL B. TIMOTEO

    ROWELL B. TIMOTEO ARTIST'S STATEMENT // I find immense fascination in the everyday tapestry of life, where I uncover meaningful narratives by borrowing expressions from those around me, capturing raw and unscripted moments. Then, I stumbled upon the art of street photography. With my camera as an extension of my vision and my motivation to observe, I weave stories from chance encounters, blending them with the extraordinary photographic experiences born of happenstance. Despite my daily eight-hour work schedule, my day job and my passion for street photography have found a harmonious coexistence. Street photography infuses vibrancy into my ordinary existence. The more I immerse myself in the craft, the better I become as a person, even in navigating the day-to-day decisions at work. It serves as a wellspring of inspiration, propelling my growth and improvement. LOCATION La Union PHILIPPINES CAMERA/S Fuji Xpro2, Fuji XA3, Realme 6 pro smartphone CATEGORY street ​ @ROWELLTIMOTEO @ROWELL.TIMOTEO.7 ​ FEATURES // Urban Echoes

  • URBAN ECHOES | IN CONVERSATION WITH ROWELL B. TIMOTEO

    INTERVIEW May 17, 2024 URBAN ECHOES ​ Photography by Rowell B. Timoteo Interview by Melanie Meggs In the bustling city of San Fernando, La Union, Philippines, Rowell B. Timoteo leads a dual life — one as a dedicated government employee at the Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU) and another as a passionate street photographer. Rowell finds solace in the wisdom shared by Jhomardy Photography: “You are still an artist even if you pursue another career for financial stability.” Rowell’s journey into the realm of photography began in 2017, amidst the demands of his day job. Yet, amid the routine, he found fascination in the ordinary, capturing raw and unscripted moments that whispered tales of human experience. It wasn't long before street photography captivated his soul, offering him a means to weave stories from chance encounters and the extraordinary. Balancing an eight-hour workday with his passion for photography, Rowell discovered a symbiotic relationship between his two worlds. Street photography breathed vibrant life into his routine, enriching his perspective and influencing his decisions at work. Each click of his camera became a testament to the connections he drew between moments, revealing life in a different timeline. Through his project, “Echo,” Rowell invites us to join him on a journey through the streets, where faces and shadows converge in a dance of light and mystery. With each photograph, he draws us into a world where signs speak volumes and moments intertwine, offering glimpses of life’s intricate weave. In the midst of the urban hustle, Rowell’s lens captures the essence of human experience, echoing the stories of those who inhabit the city streets. Echo Hello there, faces and shadows, I see you stop, Eyes seeing a wonderful sight, I borrow your mysterious light. Staring silently, circling and waiting, My camera clicks, I am drawing a connection with signs. Moments intertwine, seeing life in a different timeline. IN CONVERSATION WITH ROWELL B. TIMOTEO THE PICTORIAL LIST: What initially sparked your interest in photography, and how did you find street photography...or did street photography find you? ROWELL B. TIMOTEO: In 2017, a year after I was promoted in my job as a Labor & Employment Officer II and was taking up my master’s degree in development administration - major in Public Administration. During that period, I encountered difficulties handling the pressure of working and studying at the same time. Before 2017 ended, I decided to buy my first camera with my end-of-year salary bonus. The first camera that I owned was a Fuji X-A10 camera, and from there, my journey with photography started. I was fascinated with insects, and my first interest in photography was sparked by macro photography. I enjoyed lone moments, improving my mental quickness, patience, and attention to details whenever I had time to photograph insects in our backyard. Three years later, in January of 2020, I accidentally found a street photography workshop advertisement on Facebook by a veteran photojournalist in the Philippines, Luis Liwanag. I got excited, quickly enrolled in the workshop, and took a trip to Manila, Philippines, with little knowledge about street photography. After the two-day trip, I suddenly fell in love with street photography. But the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in 2020 challenged my motivation to engage in and learn the art of street photography. The pandemic limited my movement due to community quarantine restrictions in our area. With my strong dedication to learn, I constantly watch videos on YouTube, read various e-books about street photography, and still go outside to explore my surroundings. During that time, I discovered and joined this Facebook group, Street Walkers PH (SWPH), where I also started submitting my photos for a chance to get featured on the SWPH, but the group right now it's inactive. One of the SWPH administrators and street photographer from Davao, Philippines, Jose Miguel Lisbona, initially saw subtle details and connections in the photos I have submitted to SWPH. Miguel saw potential in me to do better and enhance my street photography knowledge, skills, and attitude. Miguel surprisingly reached out to me, and I was so happy for the gift and privilege to undergo a mentorship in street photography from him. He facilitated one-on-one learning sessions with me in three months via Zoom and work assignments helping me looking for my “Why” in making photos. Through the process, my “Why” manifested whenever I am magnetized to a particular scene. Miguel soon realized that my anchor in photography is “Moments of Meaningful Expressions Naging Totoo”, MOMENT. The #MOMENT became my visual anchor whenever I go out and shoot. The constant application of learning through the 52-week project photographic assignments conducted in separate locations (Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao) I shared with Miguel and Marc Lozano, fellow street photographer from Ilo-Ilo City, Philippines in 2022, gradually taught me to be confident while shooting, feel the flow of moments and be visually connected with my surroundings. Later in 2023, I received the first fruits of my labor in street photography when I was included as one of the exhibition artists in the Fotomoto 22: Home Exhibition held in PAROLA UP Fine Arts Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines, and also included as one of the 100 finalists in the 24HourProject 2022 International Exhibitions held in Hong Kong and France. TPL: Can you discuss the significance of the title “Echo” for your photography project, and how does it relate to your experiences and observations? ROWELL: When I was consolidating my photos and looking at them multiple times, the word “Echo” popped up in my mind, and words started to flow in my thoughts. The life around me, the multiple faces I see, the stories developing with moments discovered — they are all echoes from different expressions borrowed from the gift of seeing things differently. It echoed with my inner thoughts to translate a candid documentation of everything around me — the mysteries and the unstaged reality. When carried out thoughtfully, street photography can remind us that we can be better at being human. TPL: What role does observation play in your photography, and how do you cultivate your ability to notice and capture fleeting moments? ROWELL: Observations always keep my seeing eyes active in capturing moments with the flow of time. As my curious eyes see, the wandering movements of everything around, being curious with my surroundings became my favorite practice and past time even when I am in a waiting situation. My eyes observe everything within my reach and stories keep on developing in my thoughts. TPL: How has street photography influenced your perspective on everyday life and the stories that unfold around you? ROWELL: Street photography helps me to confront my inner thoughts and give ease to my mind and soul. Going out and being with everybody around added to my contemplative moments where I can balance my thoughts and wisdom about everything in life. It taught me to visualize moments in front of me at a slow pace, capturing the essence of things and connecting with them lightheartedly. For me, street photography should be enjoyed, we discern beauty in ordinary things, and we are using that perspective to transform them in a creative way. TPL: Can you share any challenges you've faced while pursuing street photography alongside your day job, and how have you overcome them? ROWELL: Finding time and keeping my spirits high for pursuing street photography is quite challenging especially with the times I have to prioritize things that are more important to me. I need to work and be productive in order to provide a daily source of income for my family. Sometimes getting too busy with life, the creativity slowly diminishes. Busyness sometimes evolves as an excuse to distract my will to go out to capture moments and produce a good body of work. Even though I experience debilitating effects of working with so many things around, I continue to challenge myself to keep my passion with street photography alive. Sometimes, ego also interferes and distracts me; it pops out when we separate ourselves from others and feel superior to everyone else. It is a part of human nature, but I have learned to manage it. Having deep conversations with wonderful people who became inspirations to many and interacting with real humans helps me suppress my ego. I learn to manage my expectations by going back to the basics, starting again with little steps, creating boundaries, and enjoying the status of a consistent learner in this craft. A practice and a cycle of maintaining good habits and a positive attitude. It takes a lot of time to become successful in pursuing our craft, but we have to take care of ourselves too. TPL: How do you approach the ethical considerations involved in photographing people and moments in Philippines public spaces? Are there any particular laws you have to abide by? ROWELL: I love capturing candid moments of daily life at a fast pace, blending with the crowd, and preserving anonymity, and there are no particular laws to abide by when shooting in public places here in our province of La Union. However, all the time, I remind myself to be respectful and aware of the privacy of individuals in public places. Studying the social dynamics of the locations where I stand, and shoot serves as my guide in making decisions about the scenes I am about to capture. I carefully choose what and who to photograph, and if chance permits, I ask permission if it’s okay to take a photo in the area. I avoid taking photos of people who are obviously weak or vulnerable. I set my boundaries and I abide by my principles. We should never stop to appreciate everything we see. TPL: Can you describe to us your creative process when approaching street photography? Do you have any specific techniques or strategies that you employ? ROWELL: My guide when I am outside is making myself ready to blend with the surroundings, thinking like a child when shooting, being agile and flexible, and always ready to explore. Lastly, I make sure to enjoy the moment. I love hearing honest and constructive feedback from different people on my work; I am content with my way of seeing things; I love the process; and I do not become too attached to the outcomes by chasing likes, reactions, and social media clout. I shoot for myself. I accepted the fact that when I am shooting, I work within my limits. I always shoot in manual mode with a 23mm or 35mm lens. I love fiddling with the dials of my camera. TPL: Do you have any favorite artists/photographers you would like to share with us, and the reason for their significance? ROWELL: A few local artists and photographers from the Philippines inspire me and have made a great impact on my journey with photography. They are Miguel Lisbona, Marc Lozano, Romualdo Amarille Formentera, Jr., Clinton Anniversario, Raymond Tanhueco, Elpidio Juan, and Veejay Villafranca. That is why I am very thankful for street photography, because never in my life would my radar allow me to meet these wonderful people, who became instrumental in my growth in pursuing street photography. My accomplishments would not be possible without them, and my deepest gratitude goes to these great people for helping me see more with my personal vision and strengthen my courage to try my luck for multiple doors of opportunity for growing. In terms of international artists and photographers, I admire the works of Alex Webb, Joel Meyerowitz, William Klein, Daido Moriyama, Maciej Dakowicz, Alan Schaler, and Maika Elan. TPL: How do you stay inspired and motivated to continue pursuing your passion for street photography, especially during busy or challenging times? ROWELL: We never stop learning. However, it is a choice. By staying diligently focused on the same time, we progress. I practice visualizing everything around me by paying attention to the details in front of me, even without a camera in my hand during busy hours. A part of my awareness in my surroundings partially shapes my experience of the moment. We should never stop to appreciate everything we see. Chance encounters during unexpected moments open up endless possibilities and develop stories within our photographic eyes. Positive habits in personal life with creative curiosity can create more balance and happiness. TPL: What was the first camera you ever held in your hand, brought to eye, and released a shutter on? What is the camera you use now and your preferred focal length? Is there anything on your Wishlist? ROWELL: The first camera I held in my hand is the one I bought from my year-end salary bonus in 2017, and it’s a Fuji X-A10. I had it with me for two years, then I upgraded to the Fuji X-T1 and later added a Fuji X70 as my backup camera. Today, the only camera I have with me and am currently using is my Fuji X-Pro 2, paired with a 23mm lens. I am already accustomed to the Xpro 2’s features and limitations, and the 23mm lens forces me to think outside the box, be more creative and it allows me to use my zoom legs to go closer to my subject since it is not a telescopic lens. I love to include everything in the frame with the 23mm lens. I have no complaints with my current set-up and still appreciate the Fuji X-Pro 2 camera that I own and the 23mm focal length. 23mm is my everyday preferred focal length. For my wish list, maybe I can wish for a nice Fuji X100v. TPL: Can you share with us any future goals or aspirations you have for your photography, both personally and professionally? ROWELL: I have been a government employee for 15 years, have become successful in my career, and have enjoyed pursuing street photography for four years. As I have grown older, I have had a lot of time to think, reflect, and plan with my future. With my efforts to improve, my future with street photography became my present; it paved the way for me to earn unexpected accomplishments that I had not planned in my timeline. I have been included in multiple photo exhibits, both local and international, shared some winning moments in numerous photo contests, some of my submitted photo essays were published online, I became a community stringer and citizen photojournalist for PonD News Asia, I was able to document and write a story about a former turtle poacher turned to a hero of the sea, and right now, I have a chance to be featured on The Pictorial List website. These gifts came from learning diligently and practicing street photography religiously. TPL: And when you are not working or out photographing, what else would Rowell be doing with his time? ROWELL: When I am not working or out photographing, I am working on my thesis. I hope that I can finish it and be able to graduate with my master's degree. Aside from this, I make sure to spend quality time with my girlfriend after work and go home to Luna, La Union, her hometown, on weekends. I also spend quality time going out with my mother, watching movies and attending mass on Sundays. Bringing realistic balance to my work-life activities and cutting ties with the outside world allows me to recover from the pressure and stress of all of what is happening every day. Spending time with loved ones always energizes my mind and body. In navigating the dual realms of professional commitment and artistic passion, Rowell B. Timoteo exemplifies the harmonious integration of dedication and creativity. Through his project “Echo,” he extends an invitation to explore the vibrant streets of San Fernando, where his lens captures the nuanced interplay of light, shadow, and human emotion. With each photograph, Rowell intricately weaves together moments that transcend the boundaries of time, offering viewers a profound glimpse into the essence of urban life. His ability to balance the demands of his daily work with his unwavering dedication to street photography underscores his profound commitment to both craft and career. Through his artistry, Rowell not only documents the dynamic energy of the city streets but also illuminates the enduring beauty found within the everyday moments of human existence. VIEW ROWELL'S PORTFOLIO Instagram >>> read more interviews >>> URBAN ECHOES Through his project “Echo,” Rowell B. Timoteo extends an invitation to explore the vibrant streets of San Fernando, where his lens captures the nuanced interplay of light, shadow, and human emotion. COLORS OF A GREY CITY In Rafa Rojas' photography project, we witness the convergence of passion and purpose, a visual ode to the city of São Paulo he calls home. PRIMAL INSTINCT Tara Sellios invites us to explore the interplay of life and death, of decay and beauty, and to find within that juxtaposition a reflection of our own existential journey. OPPORTUNITIES The Pictorial List partners with International Photography Awards, enhancing resources for photographers worldwide. We interview IPA founder Hossein Farmani, a visionary in photography. MINIMALIST REVERIE Nazanin Davari's minimalist style invites you to an imaginative world where silence and freedom converge, painting unseen beauty with her lens. THE AUTHENTIC GAZE: THE DON'T SMILE PROJECT Delve into the visual anthology of urban youth, a collection of moments where the mundane transcends into the profound, sparked by the click of Amy Horowitz's camera. BLACK AND WHITE WITH A THREAD OF RED Valeria Cunha is fascinated by the street, using it as inspiration to find structure amidst the confusion. Her photography creates intriguing connections and relationships through dynamic compositions that convey emotion. TALES OF A CITY With a passion for exploring the world through his camera lens, Seigar brings a unique perspective to his art, infused with reflections, colors, and icons. 18 >> 20 Elsa Arrais composed a simultaneously artistic, emotional, poetic and imagery portrait of her city in a predetermined period of time. WOMEN WARRIORS OF AZERBAIJAN Fidan Nazimqizi is aware of distinct challenges the women in her community are confronted with on a daily basis. Their struggles have become a focus for her photography. SHOOT NEW YORK CITY Leanne Staples is a passionate and driven street photographer whose honest perspective of city life captures both its simplicity and complexity. TRANSTEMPORAL Russell Cobb is an incredible photographer and storyteller who offers viewers a chance to step into the past and explore the nuances of culture and history. A LOVE SONG TO THE AMERICAN WEST We have the pleasure of seeing and hearing the visual stories created between photographer, Ross Taylor and musician, Russick Smith. As the wind sweeps through the landscapes the notes of a cello fill every void. JESSE'S STORY Jesse’s story becomes a timeless testament of an unconventional and successful fighter. Andrée Thorpe invites us to reflect on the inspiring journey of this brave individual. WALKING BUENOS AIRES We take a deep dive into the journey of Alex Gottfried Bonder - an artist who has spent many years uncovering the soul of Buenos Aires through street photography. UNDER THE COVERS WITH AMERICAN BEDROOM Barbara Peacock, opens the door to her subjects' bedroom, revealing their intimate thoughts and emotions. Discover the confidence and trust shared between the photographer and subject for an authentic and inspiring experience. BEYOND SIGHT Doug Winter is a photographic artist using his unique perspective as a semi-sighted individual to explore the experiences of partial blindness and vision disabilities. ETERNITY Eternity is a pictorial story about Konrad Hellfeuer's own personal journey with religion and how photography has helped him find peace within it. CROSSING THE AVENUE Get ready to be transported by the street photography of Juan Sostre. His mastery of technique and ability to observe the world around him, allows us to experience the street in a whole different light. HUMAN CONTACT By walking through the streets and observing people's behaviours, Jan Ponnet tries to develop a keen eye for the subtle nuances and rhythms of life on the street, and learns to anticipate and capture these moments that might otherwise go unnoticed.

  • THE PICTORIAL LIST | New York Community Call Out

    NEW YORK COMMUNITY CALL OUT © Juan Sostre The Pictorial List is going to print with a project we have diligently been working on for over a year. We are publishing our first ARTBOOK. After careful thought and much deliberation, we have decided to focus each publication on one specific location in the world, featuring photographers and their visual stories that express the inspiration photographers find there. New York City has been considered the Melting Pot of the world; we feel it is the perfect place to begin our journey. We have saved a Community Section of our book dedicated to our PICTORIAL COMMUNITY, and we are calling out to all of you to help us make this section scream NEW YORK and portray what New York photography is all about through our inspirational photographer’s eyes. We are asking for the quintessential image that portrays what New York means to you, along with a one liner caption. All genres of photography welcome. You can enter up to 5 images for selection - just make sure you use a separate form for each image and a caption to suit. The selected images will be judged on both the impact of the visual, and the one liner caption to be published with it. EXAMPLE Photo: Street photo of a Yankee Game Caption: New York is eating a dirty water dog at Yankee Stadium on opening day. ​ BE CREATIVE! Let’s take a bite of the Big Apple together and share the energy and power of photography that New York inspires. SUBMIT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Can I enter more than one photo? Yes, you can enter up to 5 photos for selection - just make sure you use a separate form for each one. ​ What is the upload size of the photo? ​ Just a low-resolution photo. Do not exceed 2mb. If your photo is chosen, we will contact you with all the details we need. ​ How many images per artist will be published? In the community section, each chosen artist will have one page with one image, their name and caption. ​ ​ Is it just for street photography? ​ No, it can be any photography genre. ​ ​ Do I have to live in New York to enter? ​ No...as long as it is your photo of New York. Can be in New York City or anywhere in New York State. And it can be taken today, yesterday, or 20, 50 years ago. ​ ​ How creative do I need to be with my caption? ​ As creative as you can be! The more interesting the caption - the more it will catch our attention. Think outside the square! ​ ​ How will I know if I have been chosen? ​ The artists of the chosen photos will all be contacted. If you do not hear from us by 30th May 2024, your photo/s were not chosen. ​ ​ ​ If my image is selected, will there be a cost to me? ​ No, there will be no cost to you to have your photo published in the book. ​ ​ ​ When will the book be published? We do not have a specific date at the moment, but all participating artists will be notified by email when it goes to publication. We will then go to presale and notify our community through social media. We want it all to be perfect, so there will be no rushing it. ​ ​ ​ *If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email us , or reach out to any of the team members - Melanie, Karen, Bill, Karin, Ibi and John. The Pictorial List is a non-profit online publisher dedicated to showcasing the work of contemporary photographers and related articles to a global readership. ​ We want to continue to provide you with a premium quality website of only the highest standards. Therefore your voluntary donation is a very valuable contribution to maintaining our services and keeping them free of charge for our artists. Supporting The Pictorial List means that the magazine can remain advertisement free and monthly costs can be paid. Supporting cultural works is more important than ever. ​ All donations for The Pictorial List are greatly received but please note they are not tax-deductible. ​ THANKS VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT ​ ​ Yes, I love the cultural work you do. I would like to donate to The Pictorial List to show you my appreciation. DONATE

  • THE PICTORIAL-LIST | index

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  • THE PICTORIAL-LIST | photographers

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  • THE PICTORIAL LIST | BUILDING A SOLID FOUNDATION

    GALLERY November 15, 2023 BUILDING A SOLID FOUNDATION Photography courtesy of Martin Parr Foundation Text by Karen Ghostlaw Pomarico For over 50 years British photographer Martin Parr has explored humanity, documenting his observations through the lens of a camera that has helped define a generation of British culture. He has exposed the way societies globally live their day to day lives, how they play, work, consume, communicate, revealing connections or disconnections to community. The years of experience focusing through the lens of a camera created an awareness and desire to support photography in more meaningful ways. In the fall of 2017, the Martin Parr Foundation opened their doors in Bristol, United Kingdom. I asked Martin where the idea and motivation came from, to create the Martin Parr Foundation. “For over 20 years I have been collecting prints and books. More recently, I have started specializing in British photography, and I decided I needed a foundation to launch this so I could officially collect them, find a building to exhibit them, build an archive, build a library, and that is what happened. And in 2017, we opened the current site where we are at now. I had an office in London with maybe 4 people working there, we all helped look for buildings in Bristol. About 6 months of looking, we found our new home. The Foundation started a charity, and the charity bought the Foundation’s building. I have another building in Bristol that I have had for ten years in fact, and we are continuing to expand. We are about to purchase a building next to our current one.” Martin Parr and his foundation have a mission, and together with his inspirational Board of Trustees, they are devoted and work diligently to accomplishing the Foundation’s Mission Statement. MARTIN PARR FOUNDATION SUPPORTS EMERGING, ESTABLISHED AND OVERLOOKED PHOTOGRAPHERS, WHO HAVE MADE AND CONTINUE TO MAKE WORK FOCUSED ON BRITAIN AND IRELAND. WE PRESERVE A GROWING COLLECTION OF SIGNIFICANT PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKS AND STRIVE TO MAKE PHOTOGRAPHY ENGAGING AND ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL. WE ARE COMMITTED TO MAKING THE MARTIN PARR FOUNDATION A PLACE FOR EVERYONE AND TO REFLECT THE DIVERSITY OF BRITISH AND IRISH CULTURE. Speaking with Martin, he shared more about their collection and what the Foundation specializes in. “We specialize in post war British and Irish photography, and photographers that have worked here from abroad. I feel British documentary photography is very good, it's underrated, so I feel it is my job in a sense to build a collection of this, I am not the only one that has a good collection, James Hyman Gallery in London has a good collection, the V&A has a good collection, the Tate has come into photography of course much later, but are sort of making good progress, so I am not unique in this. I think we have every book of interest post war about British photography that has been published.” Martin put together a heavy hitting select group of driven individuals, with the same goals in helping him and the foundation achieve their short-term and long-term goals. The Martin Parr Foundation is a family foundation with nine present board members including Martin, his wife and their daughter. They all have specific focus and talents that combined are the engines that drive the foundation to achieve their short-term goals. They are committed to providing their combined resources to successfully realize their long-term goals for the future. When I asked Martin what were some of the challenges he faced along the way and how did he overcome them. Remarkably Martin has not had any challenges really. The team works seamlessly with diligence to create a valuable resource of sustainability for British and Irish photography. It is what drives and inspires them. “We have over 500 members, a terrific response from the public, we do a book fair. Everything else is looking pretty good actually, so the challenge of finding an audience has been met very successfully. We do a bit of social media organizing, we have a very good social media person, most of the outcome is done for free. We are aiming of course to find other photographers, people interested in photography, and I think we have done that all pretty successfully.” In 2021, the Martin Parr Foundation launched a photographic bursary to support Black, Asian and minority ethnic photographers in the United Kingdom, extending their outreach embracing even more unrecognized talented visual storytellers, helping to diversify, support, and represent a broader range of brilliant photography. I asked Martin what was the inspiration for the commitment of the foundation to support emerging and unrecognized photographers. How do you find them, how do they find you? “As I mentioned before, I think British photographers are underrated, and some of the more established names have not received the recognition they deserve, and young new emerging photographers need to have shows in public spaces. We are very happy to give a photographer their first show, it's always a great thrill to do that, and to see the show very well received, and to see them go on and take part in the whole business of being a British photographer. People write to us and send us books all the time, and I'm always on the lookout for emerging photographers. We are in social media and magazines, constantly looking for new people who are interesting to get in touch with.” When the Martin Parr Foundation supports an artist, it is a process of enabling the artist to grow by giving them the support they need. It is a long-term relationship they nurture, and it is rewarding to the photographer as well and to the trustees and members of the foundation. “We help them make a selection, we help them print it out, we have a very good PR person who is getting very good publicity for all our shows. So, we basically apply all the skills we have here, especially when they are emerging photographers, so they can benefit from having a very professional, very interesting, good solid show, with a good response.” I wondered if all the work for the foundation over the years and all the photographers Martin has encountered have had any impact on the way he engages his own photography. “Not really, no it's an add on, which I'm very happy to have, you know I’ve been a photographer for all these years, and I have all this energy so I can invest it in other things as well. And also trying things for new, trying things that are a challenge, that is always fun. Getting the foundation up and running, getting the membership, getting the audiences for our talks, our book festival, etcetera.” As photographers it is a daunting task to organize a system to archive our work. Can you imagine this task being left to our children, or our siblings. I inquired about why the foundation has taken the responsibility of some photographers' archives. Food for thought for all photographers as we collect vast libraries of photographic information and materials. “This is a big problem that all the photographers of my generation, have to face, what are they going to do with their archives, so yeah, there is no x, y or z here, not like in America, so you just have to do it, organize it for yourself. It often falls on the children of the photographer, so that is one thing I wanted to avoid, when you have one daughter, I didn't want to lumber her with the task of sorting it all out.” I asked Martin what have been some of the Martin Parr Foundation's high points as well as any low points over the years. “We just had our book festival which had thousands of people through, we had nine talks. We had another joint photobook festival with BOP, Books on Photography. More people than ever before attended, there were more talks than ever before, and all talks were full. Then we had a quiz on Saturday night at a local bar that was very well attended, so everything has been great. That's one of the high points really, just to see all these people come here. No low points really at all.” When I asked Martin what some of the long-term and short-term goals of the Foundation are, he told me, “More of the same, both to both.” They will continue to secure the photographic legacy of British and Irish photographers, while inspiring and supporting new visual storytellers that will create a new dialogue for the future of photography. “Being a collector of many things, especially photo books. I asked what was the first book in his collection, and Martin immediately replied, “‘The Americans’ by Robert Frank. It is one of the great books of the 21st century. And ‘A Day Of’, by Tony Ray-Jones.” Daido Moriyama would also be in the top ten authors and books in his collection. Martin explained how it is not just the photographs that inspire him, but it is the whole package, the way the artists developed the concept of the book, the paper, layout, binding, all play a role in what makes a book special and rare. Straightforward and simple like Robert Frank ‘The Americans’ as well as the more complex works by Daido Moriyama, all bring inspiration through the combination of how they feel, how they work as a complete thought process, because the photographs are just brilliant.” I asked Martin Parr what he does with the moments he is not out helping to change and support the world of photography, and what gives him personal pleasure in his time off. “Well, I like to go out to eat, I like having walks, which is somewhat limited due to my having Myeloma. I can't walk as far as before, but on nice breaks, I go with my wife. We've been together for 48 years I think now, which is a long time.” Martin is as committed to his family as he is to his work. He relies on their valued contributions to the foundation and enjoys the life they have made together and shared. The Pictorial List would like to thank Martin Parr for his time and candor answering our questions and enlightening us about what the Martin Parr Foundation is diligently working to achieve. Photography is a process driven form of expression. From learning the process of capturing light through apertures for different lengths of time, to the process of turning a negative into a positive. As photographers we process our critical and creative thoughts focusing through the lens for our definition of that expression. We are grateful for organizations like the Martin Parr Foundation, that help support photography and photographers of the past as well as genuinely mentor and create new opportunities for photographers of the future. VIEW WEBSITE CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the text belong solely to the author/s, and are not necessarily shared by The Pictorial List and the team. read more >>> BUILDING A SOLID FOUNDATION Martin Parr Foundation supports photography and photographers of the past as well as genuinely mentors and creates new opportunities for photographers of the future. 18 >> 20 Elsa Arrais and Paulo Kellerman composed a simultaneously artistic, emotional, poetic and imagery portrait of Leiria in a predetermined period of time. AMERICAN BEDROOM Barbara Peacock opens the door of American bedrooms, illuminating the intimate thoughts, revealed through the bodies and souls of her subjects. TRAVELLERS & THE APPLEBY HORSE FAIR David Gilbert Wright has gained access to this close-knit community, to capture life at the remarkable Appleby Horse Fair. ZOONOSIS Zoonosis is the culmination of two years of Adrian Pelegrin tracking all the news about the novel coronavirus and its consequences. COMEDIANS In his new book COMEDIANS, Steve Best documents the British comedy scene backstage and onstage. GROUNDED Over the last year, photographer and digital nomad Samantha Brown, has documented the pandemic, mostly from the back of her campervan within local lockdown restrictions. THE PROVINCIAL Conflicting emotions. Good and sad memories. Antonis Giakoumakis takes us on a very personal journey about his province. QUIRKYVISION: The French Connection Impertinent and humorous, Meryl Meisler plunges us into a captivating city and time, 1970s and 1980s New York, with her new exhibition. MELBOURNE UNMASKED Focusing exclusively on one city, AASPI's new book MELBOURNE UNMASKED presents a remarkable array of street photography that features some of Australia’s finest practitioners of the art. FILL THE FRAME The popularity of street photography is greater than ever. Fill the Frame follows eight contemporary New York City street photographers documenting their journeys up to now. SMALL HOURS Through the night to dawn the following morning, Philip Butler takes us on a photo tour of Malvern that the tourist board probably wouldn’t sanction.

  • NEW REALITIES | IN CONVERSATION WITH TONY REMARTINEZ

    INTERVIEW February 19, 2021 NEW REALITIES ​ Photography by Tony Remartinez Interview by Melanie Meggs Tony Remartinez is a visionary artist who is revolutionizing the world of abstract photography. His work is renowned for its ability to capture the duality of things, images, and thoughts, creating an entirely new reality. Through the use of unique imagery, Tony's work pushes the boundaries of photography, allowing us to view the world from a totally different perspective. By combining several of his photographs together, Tony creates something that transcends the tangible elements of photography, instead presenting us with something more emotional and reflective. With each photograph, Tony invites us to look closer, to challenge our understanding of reality and to explore a totally new realm of possibility. “As the people pass me, I always wonder, where do they go? What do you think? In something that catches my attention and I see the image superimposed with another that has nothing to do with it (at first). And from there, I begin to deconstruct, to search, what? I do not know.” IN CONVERSATION WITH TONY REMARTINEZ THE PICTORIAL LIST: Tony, please tell us about yourself. How did you become interested in photography? TONY REMARTINEZ: I was born in a town in Cordoba, Spain, until I was ten years old I lived in Sidi Ifni, then in Zaragoza and currently I have my residence in Sitges. My first memories of photography came from the shoe box where we kept the family photos, which my father made with Kodak Retinette IA (which I still have). I have always liked photography, and I have done photography; but had never learned them, until three years ago when I started posting on Instagram. TPL: Where do you find your inspiration? TR: In the people, in the images that pass in front of you when you walk... TPL: What do you enjoy about abstract photography? What do you want to express through your photography? And what are some of the elements that you always try to include in your photographs? TR: Abstract photography allows me to lose myself in other worlds, in other thoughts; the deconstruction of reality takes hold of me when I start to play with images. From the outset I have to say that I don't use powerful editors such as Photoshop or Lightroom. Let's say I work in a 'traditional way' using the iPad with double or triple exposures, with movements of images, recovering elements, which is usually a character in the image. TPL: Do you have a favorite place to photograph? How has the pandemic affected you and your photography? TR: The truth is not, because it is close to the town where I live Sitges, its beaches, its people; then Barcelona in general, wherever I am, I try to shoot. The pandemic has affected me, especially losing some exposure; and evidently not being able to go out and take the camera; but there are many images to take, nothing happens. TPL: Do you have any favourite artists or photographers you would like to share with us, and the reason for their significance? TR: I like to look, photograph, look at images in Instagram, in Art Limited, in digital magazines and with that I am discovering photographers that I like the most and that capture my attention such as Pep Ventosa, Chema Madoz, Stephen Allsopp or Jack Savage. ​ ​ Abstract photography allows me to lose myself in other worlds, in other thoughts; the deconstruction of reality takes hold of me when I start to play with images. TPL: When you go out to photograph, do you have a concept in mind of what you want to photograph, or do you just let the images "come to you", or is it both? TR: I have nothing in mind, I go out for a walk, I love to walk and as I always carry my camera, I shoot; There are days when I shoot compulsively, there are days when I don't shoot anything, but I look and observe, and I keep the image. The images I capture, then I go to the computer, and I look at them when I look at them, I'm not in a hurry. There are images that I have been able to look at over the months, or I am looking for an image for something specific that I know will capture in its day. TPL: Have you ever been involved in the creative world before photography? TR: No, and I don't have photographic studies either. What I do is visit exhibitions of both photography and painting, I am passionate about that. TPL: Does the equipment you use help you achieve your vision in your photography? What camera do you use? Describe what you like about your camera and what you don't like (if you do). Do you have a preferred lens / focal length? TR: Currently I have an Olympus OMD, I have always carried compact, small cameras that I can carry in my bag or backpack; I usually carry a prime lens the Olympus 25mm; sometimes I also shoot with the iPad. TPL: What are some of your goals as an artist? Where do you see yourself or do you hope to see yourself in five years? TR: Honestly, I do not have them, I do not think about it and less to a term of five years. TPL: Is there a special project you are currently working on that you would like everyone to know about? TR: I have in mind, I would like, to make a "fusion" of photography with painting based on Sitges images. ​ ​ Tony Remartinez's work is a testament to his vision and creativity, showing us that there is an entire world of possibility to explore, and that abstract photography can be used to take us to places we have never been before. 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