LUNA IS AN EROTIC PHOTOGRAPHY PRINTED BOOK FINALLY AVAILABLE
|Product:||Matte magazine (Softcover)|
|Amount of pages:||77 pages|
|Size:||small (17.4 x 15 cm)|
Yesterday, checking out the dashboard of my wordpress, I noticed something that made me happy. “neo landscape photography italian photog” is among the top searches this week on my website. We are improving and finally getting away fom that “street photography” term. Eclipsing fom that term more and more because I am a documentary photographer, and for me photography is and always has been something with a remarkable content. Photography to me needs to have a documentary value, where the form is put at the service of the content.
In open contrast to the expressive chiaroscuro of Ansel Adams, the New Topographics photographers produced lighter, even-toned prints, exalting the banal. The New America, its demographic expansion and the advancement of cement to the detriment of nature, were the main topic of Robert Adams, Joe Deal, and Lewis Baltz, among others. The construction of structures in the middle of the desert, and elements of pop culture, cars, beer cans, gas stations, road signs became important elements and subjects to be photographed.
I photographed several times in 10 years this mural. Unlike many walls in Mexico, especially in the barrios, which are constantly changing with new subjects, this mural belonging to the tortilleria alongside resists. I think is pretty interesting to observe as a mural can provide many descriptive elements of a given place, its essence and also the atmosphere that actually creates. Yes, a graffiti contributes to create sensations on the place to the point to identify that place with the mood of the painted subject.
OGGI UN GRANDE GIORNO ALL’ESQUILINO
Anno scorso sono stato invitato a realizzare un reportage sull’Esquilino, uno dei sette colli di Roma, e mi sono concentrato nell’area che comprende Piazza Vittorio, sconfinando un poco e arrivando a fotografare in una delle strade che costeggia la stazione Termini. Ho lavorato a questo progetto proprio per la mostra che oggi è stata inaugurata presso Palazzo del Freddo di Giovanni Fassi srl in Via Principe Eugenio 65-67. L’ingresso è gratuito.
Domenico Cammarano, uno dei curatori della mostra, mi ha inviato due scatti:
Vi ricordo che del mio lavoro sono disponibili un’edizione e-book e un libro stampato. Questi i links di riferimento:
La mostra prosegue per altri 20 gioni nelle sale dell’EMPAM:
“Where do all these highways go? Now that we are free.”- Leonard Cohen: Stories of the Street
Ernest Hemingway, Henry Miller, Charles Bukowski, Tom Robbins, Bret Easton Ellis, Barry Gifford heavily influenced my vision and still they do.
Every picture tells a story. Or every story tells a picture?
Formalism and serialism. I’m going deep with this. To photograph the commonplace is a challenge. An exciting one.
But seriality doesn’t kill the intent of individual pictures. Eveytime I mak a photograph I don’t think it can be an accompaniment for the entire project.
The individual pictures break through the common intent. And this capability for my photography is essential. I do straight photography. Nothing is prepared so is fundamental for my goal to have a particula mindset.
This print is now available in a wonderful Premium dibond format. Documentary Photography meets Street Photography in this picture. If you buy it an authentic piece of Mexico will be at your home or office!
|Size:||large (60 x 40 cm)|
I made this photograph at an intersection in the barrio of Progreso Nacional last week.
It is part of my exploration of the contemporary Mexican landscape. I was drawn to this scene because it seems to be a quintessential Mexico’s barrio experience: the huge space, the anarchist architecture, the murales, some objects on the floor, the cars, a man crossing the empty streets with a bike.
If we try to analyze the image, we can see a fact: anything is dead, anything is motionless and inanimate, except the cyclist. He is the bearer of reality in this frame. It is a time where I am focusing most of my work in the structural complexity, for this reason I think I am making more landscape photography than any other thing. The challenge is about managing a lot of informations. And I feel this is what I like more because is the real challenge in my photographic goals at the moment. In the past I have shown myself to approach the subjects, getting very close, but this is not current goal with my projects.
Visual complexity and an attention for the form is something I am working a lot on myself as a observer and photographer. I do this through readings of different subjects going from psychology to geometry. As a photographer I impose an order. Any photoghrapher is imposing an order inside the frame, even when he thinks not.
To better understand what I want to say, I will use a photograph realized when I was beginning a commission from Melting Pot Esquilino (this month on March 27th there will be the gala night of the exhibition):
In this case I operated on the urgency of achieving a document of the identity of the place: Esquilino, with Piazza Vittorio as a main theater is characterized by the massive presence of immigrants. When you are busy as a documentary photographer, you need to have always in mind the importance to create iconic images, where a relevant part is to show clearly what is the settings and identifying context that helps the viewer to recognize the place and in fact the story.
As a photojournalist this is fundamental. I can’t think to make photographs that they could have been made anywhere in the world, so I need to think how to solve this in a documetary work. Sometimes as editor “reportages” where I can’t even recognize the event, not only the place. The “getting closer” fever is many times responsable of this, I have to say. And this often is caused by simple photography knowledge.
Look at this:
It is a photo based on one-point perspective, with the main point in the center of the image. I focused the idea of this shot on showing an alley in the suburbans. I think then the eye can start to explore and finding other details on the scene. It is another image where in big dimensions I can appreciate the sense of depth and my eyes going to the cars parked and going over, to the green house.
The goal is the same of the first image: Can I find a way to communicate my experience standing there? Can I achieve to get the observer of the photo to have the sensation to get there?
The form leads to the content. I think I can do this only by respecting the reality represented as much as possible, without distances (or we could call idea interruptions) that derive from choices that would like to be artistic.
A LIMITED NUMBER OF PRINTS FOR ART COLLECTORS
NEGRETE is a limited number MATTE print. Only 3 prints are available.
In some way this picture represents the soul of my street landscape photography. If you buy it I will make you a personal gift.
|Size:||large (50 x 75 cm)|
|Quantity:||1 x only 3 left!|
X IS AN EROTIC PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK FOR ART COLLECTORS
X is a beutiful Mexican girl, one of my favourite models. The result of a photo shoot ealized in 2014 is now celebrated with a printed book.
IT IS ALREADY AVAILABLE THIS PRINTED BOOK THAT EROTIC ART COLLECTORS WILL LOVE
|Product:||Glossy magazine (Softcover)|
|Amount of pages:||37 pages|
|Size:||medium (20 x 25.4 cm)|
You can now buy this beutiful print of a photograph I took in 2011 in Los Angeles.
|Size:||XL (75 x 100 cm)|
PUZZLE is the new print from the AMERICANA project
Now you can get it in a beautiful framed canvas!
|Size:||large (60 x 90 cm)|
|Frame color:||white frame|
SINNER is a new print available
|Size:||XL (66.2 x 100 cm)|
NAKED presents a selection of black and white erotic photographs in a matte print book
|Product:||Matte magazine (Softcover)|
|Amount of pages:||53 pages|
|Size:||medium (20 x 25.4 cm)|
I JUST CREATED AND PUBLISHED A PAGE COLLECTING THE PRINTED BOOKS AVAILABLE
Many of my readers love the e-books and e-magazines I propose on this website. But there is a part of my audience always asking me for printed books. Despite I am a published photographer, to find a publisher for all the books I have in catalog is not easy. It is crazy, because I have a loyal audience and I count with a base of readers and art collectors. So I am not waiting a publisher waking up to publish all the things I have to say and to show.
I prefer to publish because I am a volcano of ideas, and I think is better to publish and sharing my vision and my point of view than waiting ghostly publishers. Fortunately today we can make by ourselves our magazines and books through print on demand services. I am now proposing my printed books (and prints) through peecho.
Just yesterday on the morning I received a message from a photographer buying my book AMERICANA. The friend and good photographer Ignacio Vara written about the book just arrived at his home:
I just received the American book by Alex Coghe, first of a very interesting work by Alex Coghe on the urban territory of Mexico and its American resonances. The quality is impeccable and a delight to handle the color in the suburban environment as well as its compositional technique to order chaos in spaces with multiple layers of information. The book reveals the influence of the great masters of American photography such as Stephen Shore or William Eggleston among others.
It is always great when anothe photographer shows appeciation fo your work, especially when is published in a book. In 2018 I received also other cool feedbacks from another cool photographer, Jeff Chane-Mouye, puchased a special book I realized in exclusive for him: