This series of fashion photographs and portraits was taken in Europe (Bordeaux, Milan, Madrid, Bilbao, ...) with amateur models and professional models. I have a strong attraction for outdoor photo shoots, it allows me to play with natural elements without any technical artifice; this often takes the form, for example, of the presence of shadows which can be a real artistic asset for the image. Black and white photography is also a way to give strength and depth to a portrait; I also like to use a large opening to create an intense bokeh around the model to better highlight it.
ARTIST OF APRIL
"Symbionts" was created as an ironic-surreal combination of the preoccupation with portraits of human models and the sometimes very human faces of historical cameras (the latter modelled on my other art projects "CameraSelfies" and "ColorLimited: ISO“).
ARTIST OF MAY
Sam Heydt (born April 20, 1986) is an American social practice and recycled media artist born/raised in New York City. Although currently residing in Vienna, Heydt has lived/worked in Paris, Venice, Amsterdam, Athens, Buenos Aires, Sydney, Reykjavík and Rajasthan. Her academic career traversed Parsons School of Design, The New School, Cooper Union, University of Amsterdam, Universitdad of Buenos Aires and La Sorbonne. In 2012, Heydt launched Jane Street Studio, L.L.C. in Manhattan. Since established, the photo studio has broadened its performance to provide both design and marketing consultation in addition to art direction. It's growing roster of clients span Europe, North & South America, Asia and Oceania.