I am not a creator. I know that the images already exist. All I do is to choose the ones that express my feelings and then I portray them to the viewer.
Subject matter varies depending on my feelings. Although I have studied painting and sculpture, I find photography is the best way to express myself. I believe that there is no "bad light", all that is needed is some imagination. I am drawn to bright colours and contrast but am equally at home with black and white and soft colours. My style goes from the documentary to the abstract. The latter, perhaps, is the result of the seeds of which were originally sown during my years of early training. Like unfinished sketches, some of my photos are incomplete until I fine-tune them using image-editing software.
Do my images evoke tranquility or energy? I let the viewer's feelings decide.
Resilience will be my last gallery for a while. Ideas for new ones abound. Unfortunately, time is limited and I need to get involved in a different type of project. Fall is getting close. It'll be difficult leaving the camera in the closet.
Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, the projects listed below have been put on hold.
This collection of b/w photographs is my personal witness to the loss of rural life in the wake of urban development. It captures the perplexities of development and stirs deep reflection of a society trapped by the flux of development at such accelerated pace where there is no way out.
My studies include:
People and the City: April to May, 2013 - Inn On Main Gallery, 126 Main St. South, Georgetown, Ontario, Canada.
Sample: July 3 to July 30, 2011 - Aroma Espresso Bar Gallery, 2300 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Precambrians II: May 3 to May 30, 2011 - Richview Library Gallery, 1806 Islington Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
AutoWreck-AutoNew: October 12 to October 24, 2010 - Art Square Gallery, 334 Dundas St., West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Contrast and Similarity: June 21 to July 5, 2010 - Art Square Gallery, 334 Dundas St., West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
© 2021 Gaetano Antonini