Landscapes & Transfiguration - a photography book

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Project visual Landscapes & Transfiguration - a photography book
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Landscapes & Transfiguration - a photography book

<h2 style="text-align:center"><strong>Philippe Ciaparra - Photographe</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.photography.philippeciaparra.com/">www.photography.philippeciaparra.com</a></h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>After 10 years of organ studies with Louis Tortora in Marseille, during which time I won several awards, I devoted myself entirely to photography.</p> <p>Although photography &ndash; that I practiced since childhood and which I finally learned as an autodidact &ndash;, has always been my main activity, I obtained a hotel school diploma, and worked as a sommelier for two years in Marseille.</p> <p>In 1995, I moved to Paris where I have been working since as a fashion and portrait photographer. I have produced catalogues, press kits and numerous editorial pages for fashion magazines.</p> <p>In my personal work, I focus on twilight landscapes, nudes, and portraits.</p> <p>My photographs &ndash; made with the unique palladium salt process &ndash; during a period of 10 years of travels across the United States and Canada, have been showcased at the galleries of Demi-Teinte and <a href="http://www.rinasherman.com/kediteur.html" target="_blank">K &eacute;diteur</a>.</p> <p style="text-align:center"><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/591386/PC_couv_vert_3a4843_minion02OKpetite-1556889963.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <h2 style="text-align:center"><strong>Landscapes &amp; Transfiguration</strong></h2> <h3 style="text-align:center"><strong>A book project composed of 85 photographs </strong><br /> <strong>in black and white landscapes selected from photographs<br /> taken throughout Europe, the United States and Canada. </strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In 2007, during the Finnish winter, I rented a chalet near Torvinen, in the heart of the Pyh&auml;-Luosto forest. &nbsp;I was exalted by these winters; it gave me a sense of well-being, moments of happiness. One morning, after eight days of incessant snowfall and, plunged into the solitude of my inner journey, I saw from the only window of my room a white landscape of absolute serenity, so marvelously bright, that, fascinated by this perfect unity between reality and imagination, a blend of opacity and transparency, I came to a point of confusing heaven and earth united with one another. Making a veil of the reality to better escape from it and soothed by the music of Jana Winderen, I saw a singular world portrayed in this duality. From then on, ready to finally reinvent the real, I was going to live an intimate and unusual adventure.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Far from the Arcadian landscapes of peaceful classicism, these new worlds, whose light I was already receiving, would not be hostile to me because they were devoid of any element that could disturb my dreamlike gaze. I had found a way to be alone with myself and stand up to the illusions of reality.<br /> Basically, that&#39;s what I needed. Dreamy landscapes. For it is not without real reasons, that there are no transfigured landscapes, but those perceived by this formidable machine to invent that we commonly call imagination.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="text-align:center"><strong>How do I photograph?</strong></h2> <p>My photographic equipment is minimal and reliable, a 24x36 body equipped with a single 45mm stabilized lens that can be handled with one hand with thick gloves and can be triggered at very low temperatures. A also take a second fully mechanical body in case of failure of the first.<br /> <br /> Just before the total darkness, when a glow of light is still present for a few minutes, the photography is taken. At the limit of the speed / iris combination to avoid camera shake.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>During my trip to the United States in 2016-17, where I stayed for 75 days and traveled 27,000 kilometers, 130 black and white films were used.<br /> I was driving a 4x4 vehicle with a high floor lift, vehicle required for the multitude of rough terrain and the icy roads on which I traveled from Los Angeles to Tuktoyaktuk in the North West Territories.<br /> <br /> <strong>Why film?</strong> For the simplest reason in the world: because I like to touch the film, the gestures that accompany it; loading it into the body, as well as the entire development process, which will bring it under the viewer of my enlarger.</h3> <h3><br /> <strong>Description of the Book:</strong><br /> <br /> Hard Cover turned in 24 / 10th fabric ERAMBERGER DUO 7 - 222/105 brikett<br /> Plate mark following your dimensions or - 11 x 18 cm with label stuck inside,<br /> hot stamping 1 color white 949 on flat I and back<br /> <br /> Inside 96 pages<br /> Paper: Munken Lynx 170 g / m2<br /> Blank guard pages (2 x 4 Pages)<br /> Paper: Sirio Color Pietra Gray 170 g / m2<br /> Binding: hard cover, sewn section, straight back, headband top and bottom black<br /> <br /> The elements used in the making of this book will be chosen to respect the environment.<br /> <br /> www.photography.philippeciaparra.com<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Your participation :</strong><br /> <br /> Depending on the level of your participation in the project, you can acquire inkjet prints, silver prints, a book and even unique handmade prints with the palladium salt process.<br /> <br /> The most generous contributors will be invited to a private cocktail party at the new <a href="http://www.rinasherman.com/kediteur.html" target="_blank">K &eacute;diteur</a> gallery in Paris to receive their counterparts in person.</h3>

Allocation of funds

<h3><strong>The funds raised will enable us to cover the costs of the maquette, the photoengraving, printing, communication and the sending out of contributions.</strong></h3> <h3><br /> <strong>Estimated budget:</strong></h3> <h3><br /> <strong>Photoengraving 1500&euro;<br /> Maquette 1500&euro;<br /> Printing 3000 &euro;<br /> Communication 400&euro;<br /> Remittances 600&euro;</strong></h3>

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