EMBRACE / ENLACEMENT
This is the magic instant, the key moment that determines the relationship between the partners of an ephemeral dance.
When I began photographing the Argentine tango, I was fascinated and my eye, through the camera, literally absorbed by these arms around the bodies.
Encouraged by my surroundings, I decided to prepare an exhibition and create a book on this theme, telling a unique vision of this dance.
The project mainly focuses on the intimacy seen from different angles, different intensities, with different stories.
I am in contact with a gallery in Berlin where I could expose within the period that suits me. I decided that it would be in autumn 2015.
Why? Because I would need time to:
- create a new set of pictures based on existing shots
- work on the book layout
- work on photo printing and book publishing
I want to offer the public a new portfolio, strong from previous experience.
A SOBER AND POWERFULL EXHIBITION
As you see on the photos here, I seek light and contrast, which let appear the skin of the arms, shoulders, neck or a face that disappears. A concentrated intensity in partial shots of the dancers.
The exhibition will be divided in three different designs:
- printing of 15 photos in B&W, on A2 or A1 paper
- 1 photo printed in red and black, on A2 or A1 paper
- printing of 1 photo in B&W on a panoramic canvas
- 1 photo printed in B&W, on large scale translucent textile
Why different formats and media?
To enrich the experience of the viewer. I am convinced that this adds to the perception of the photo. But I want to keep it simple, so this is why I decided limit the declination.
AN ART GALLERY SPECIALLY DEDICATED TO PHOTOGRAPHY
The exhibition will be held at Neuköllner Leuchtturm (Neukölln's Lighthouse) in Berlin: Neuköllner Leuchtturm / Galerie für Fotografie (unfortunately in german language only).
It's quite a big space, the organizers are very open for any type of art.
The exact date will be scheduled after the success of the campaign.
A BOOK IN ADDITION TO THE EXHIBITION
The publishing of this book of about 50 pages will more than simple object, it will be an extension of the exhibition which will perpetuate the previous experience for those who will join it, and a travel companion for those who can not attend . For all, it will be a stopover for the eyes and an call for the inner journey.
All the pictures of the exhibition will be included in the book and will be supplemented by not yet released photographs.
Some photos will be accompanied by short texts on the theme of the EMBRACE, written for the most part of them by tangueras and tangueros (tango dancers). They will be published in their original language with an English translation and the name of their author.
All contributors to this adventure, YOU so to say, will be listed on a dedicated page in the book. And this, regardless of the level of contribution.
I wish to make a breakout book in which we love to dive in and daydream. A simple book, beautiful, humble and emotion wearer. A book to feel...
Waar dient de collecte voor
FUNDS WILL BE USED TO COVER
- photo printing on a various media support for the exhibition
- design, layout and publishing of the book, 250 limited editions
- vernissage and finissage of the exhibition (performance, documentation, special invitations, extras)
DETAILS OF THE COSTS
News shooting sessions 75€ (various milongas)
Rental gallery: 0€ (a godsend!)
Print: 790€ (on various media supports, various formats)
Material exhibition: 225€ (hangings, supports, etc)
Book: 5 420€ (design + layout + print)
Vernissage/Finissage: 390€ (all included)
Advertising: 305€ (posters, invitations, etc)
WHAT IF I EXCEED MY GOALS ?
I will fly to the moon!
No, more concretely, I have in mind two other special projects (including one also around tango) which will need even more financial and time investment. Depending on the additional amount, I would also improve as considerably as possible my camera gear (better camera body, more powerful optics, mini studio) and why not to also improve my knowledge in photography (training, internships) to give you even more amazing pictures; -)
one of my pictures projected at a milonga in Berlin...