Magazine – Green Street by Mitch Karunaratne

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Special Edition
May 2017
12 photographs
34 pages

Featuring
Mitch Karunaratne (United Kingdom)

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The small Norwegian monotown of Ålvick, 2 hours to the East of Bergen, holds many stories. It is a ‘company town’, with a rich industrial heritage, having been the home to heavy industry since the harnessing of hydroelectric power in the region in 1905.

Houses here were located, designed and painted according to status – Green Street and Yellow Street, housed 4 families of workers in one house and nestle at the top of the mountain side, where air quality would have been poorest. The same sized houses on Red Street housed families of clerks, 2 families per house. At the base of the mountain, with the best air quality and largest properties, the detached houses are painted white and were reserved for managers and foremen only.

The industrial community changed this small farming community dramatically in the early 20th Century. The power plants and associated industries have come and left, but the town has remained largely unchanged.

Exploring the importance of place in our cultural make up, how place holds histories, tells tales and shapes socio economic realities is explored through Green Street.

 

MITCH KARUNARATNE

Mitch Karunaratne is attracted to places that hold stories in the land, where the land shapes and helps give us a sense of identity and belonging. She received a MA in Photography from University of Brighton in 2012. She has exhibited widely both in the UK and abroad, most recently in Norway and Italy. She is a founding member of the MAP6 collective – travelling and creating collaborative projects with the group.

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An Empty Valley

EXHIBITION BY ETTORE MONI
23 May – 7 June 2017

2015

Not far from the iconic city of Carrara, in the heart of the Apuan Alps, and uncommonly for Italian expectations in this field, the history of this valley and its force break down any stereotypes about the world of marble, about quarriers and those who live there. This history merges images and imagination and results in sometimes bitter yet never banal narration, which provides an alternative, new, discouraging point of view. The rays of sunshine barely reach out to here, let alone the first pages of magazines and the flashes of photographers. Here, all voids are filled. Filled with stories about courage – that of an abandoned valley and of those who still live here, among all its wounds, contradictions and natural limits. On one side this tough nature hardly allows space for man-made constructions, yet on the other side it lets quarriers reach its very heart with their apparently unnatural lengthwise cuts, which in fact follow the geological patterns of marble layers. The antagonist here, if there is one, is history, which is always such a severe teacher: think of the industrial revolution, whose – mainly negative – effects have deeply affected the valley, and think of the massacre of about a hundred people. This is why it is of little importance that this place is barely reached by the rays of sunshine, because here I could actually arrive. And I came back. After all, here one could well imagine to be able to look at the sea from the ‘Dolomites’ or to walk on the austere lunar soil. One may also find a shepherd writing poetry, or a quarrier with a university degree; and even meet a hunter who prefers using his legs for trekking to using his rifle for killing, or a sculptor considering his solitude an opportunity.

 

ETTORE MONI

Ettore Moni is a Parma (Italy) based photographer, documents contemporary visions of urban landscape and personal project with a large-format camera (4×5).

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Marfa

EXHIBITION BY GAËTAN ROSSIER
16 – 31 May 2017

2013
Marfa, TX, USA

You will not come to Marfa by chance

All roads lead to Marfa, starting with the interminable highway that winds through the Chihuahua desert and rallying El Paso to this small lunar city of west Texas at the gates of Mexico. Declining since the closure of its military camp at the end of the Second World War, the rise of drug trafficking in the region and the drying up of the Rio Grande, Marfa, with its 2,000 residents, should never have become a hype destination. Yet for years now we are witnessing the same parade of aficionados pacing the dusty streets of this tiny city, a mirage in the torpor of the cactus fields. So, I went in Marfa in 2013. I took pictures and i loved it.

 

GAËTAN ROSSIER

Gaëtan Rossier (born 1975) is a Swiss photographer. He studied law at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and works as a lawyer in the administration (labor law).

Gaëtan Rossier is known for his images of banal scenes and objects in different countries (United States, France, Spain, Switzerland, etc…) and for his use of color in photography. Gaëtan Rossier was interested in photography from an early age. Self-taught, he received an Kodak Instamtic at age six. He began to use a 35mm camera ten years later and made his first color photographs. Gaëtan Rossier photography is rooted in the tradition of William Eggleston, Alec Soth and Stephen Shore. Gaëtan, an avid traveler, spent five years working his way down the American North West and documenting the places and people he saw with film cameras and various gears. Rossier’s photography has been exhibited on a collective exhibition in Lyon (France), “Kiss & Fly”. He has also been published in various collective projects.

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Marfa

PHOTOBOOK BY GAËTAN ROSSIER


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2017 / 1st edition
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47 photographs
68 pages
29.7×21 cm
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You will not come to Marfa by chance

All roads lead to Marfa, starting with the interminable highway that winds through the Chihuahua desert and rallying El Paso to this small lunar city of west Texas at the gates of Mexico. Declining since the closure of its military camp at the end of the Second World War, the rise of drug trafficking in the region and the drying up of the Rio Grande, Marfa, with its 2,000 residents, should never have become a hype destination. Yet for years now we are witnessing the same parade of aficionados pacing the dusty streets of this tiny city, a mirage in the torpor of the cactus fields. So, I went in Marfa in 2013. I took pictures and i loved it.

 

GAËTAN ROSSIER

Gaëtan Rossier (born 1975) is a Swiss photographer. He studied law at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and works as a lawyer in the administration (labor law).

Gaëtan Rossier is known for his images of banal scenes and objects in different countries (United States, France, Spain, Switzerland, etc…) and for his use of color in photography. Gaëtan Rossier was interested in photography from an early age. Self-taught, he received an Kodak Instamtic at age six. He began to use a 35mm camera ten years later and made his first color photographs. Gaëtan Rossier photography is rooted in the tradition of William Eggleston, Alec Soth and Stephen Shore. Gaëtan, an avid traveler, spent five years working his way down the American North West and documenting the places and people he saw with film cameras and various gears. Rossier’s photography has been exhibited on a collective exhibition in Lyon (France), “Kiss & Fly”. He has also been published in various collective projects.

GAETANROSSIER.CH

 

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To Be On View

EXHIBITION BY MARKUS HENTTONEN
8 – 22 May 2017

2003 – 2015

My photographic work is about people and environment and the relationship between them. And beach is a place that I have always found fascinating. It is a special environment where you immediately combine thoughts of summer, vacation and joy, sea and sand. It is also a place where people gather, with their colorful towels and umbrellas, strangers closely side by side, to enjoy the temporary freedom and holiday.

What makes this place especially interesting are the specific social codes of wardrobe and behavior in the beach. The boundaries of personal space are more flexible in a crowded holiday beach then many other places. It is also a place where social status and professional positions are insignificant. Everyone is equal in this specific holiday environment. And everyone comes to the beach for the same reason, to relax and enjoy. It feels like a place where is still left some communal feeling, a togetherness that is rare at this time where everyone lives in their small worlds, disconnected from those of others.

From early on I have chosen to photograph the images from above, giving an overview of the beach in one particular moment. I have waited for the right moment, things to happen and people to move in certain ways. This series is based on the very basics, the decisive moment of photography.

The picturesque images are captured at a distance where you can still see details, expressions and gestures. The whole beach in one certain captured moment. All the small details, rich colors and rhythm of people create a painting like image, where you can almost hear the laughter, sense the happiness, acceptance and love, smell the sunscreen and fresh winds from the sea just by looking. It is almost like a photographic continuum to the impressionist paintings.

But not only a visual perspectives, or a personal experience and sense of place, this series brings attention to the precious nature paradise that we still have. The environmental issues are more and more on table, as the seas get filled with waste. Are we willing and able to protect this treasure that we have so that the magic of beach and sea is still there for the future generations?

This project started already in 2003 when I was living in Barcelona. I photographed the on the coastal area of Costa Brava, later also Mallorca, Menorca, Tenerife in Spain and Salvador de Bahia in Brazil until 2007. I rediscovered this topic and found new inspiration and returned to the work in 2015. I have new ideas and will continue working on this theme again this summer.

 

MARKUS HENTTONEN

The photography of Markus Henttonen is storytelling, cinematic and poetic. His timeless and beautiful images of landscape and people have a special atmosphere and lingering moods. Markus has a prominent style that is at the same time sensual and honest with a tiny hint of melancholy underneath.

Barcelona is the city where Markus´ artistic career really started. After graduating from Turku Arts Academy in Finland he moved to the city and finished his first personal art project «Paral-lel City», which was published as a book and exhibition in 2004.

Since then he has shared his time between art and commercial photography working with numerous editorial and commercial clients and having his works shown in over 100 solo- and group exhibitions throughout Europe.

Markus has released 3 monographs, most recent «Twisted Tales – Road to Hope» worldwide via Hatje Cantz. Lately his works have been exhibited in major International group shows alongside renowned artists such as David LaChapelle, Pierre & Gilles, Mitch Epstein and Robert Polidori.

Markus currently lives and works between Berlin, Barcelona and his native country Finland.

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Magazine #2

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Twelve Landscape Short Stories
May 2017
71 photographs
100 pages

Featuring
Ricardo Dominguez Alcaraz (Spain)
José De Almeida (Portugal)
Benoît Chailleux (France)
Andy Feltham (England)
Gianfranco Gallucci (Italy)
Isa Gelb (France)
Markus Henttonen (Finland)
Markus Lehr (Germany)
Jeff Rich (United States of America)
Thieu Riemen (The Netherlands)
Gaëtan Rossier (Switzerland)
Junya Suzuki (Japan)

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COLLECTOR’S EDITIONS

Some of the photographs found in this issue of Camera Infinita Magazine are available to order as a Limited Editions prints for Collectors. These contemporary photographic artworks are curated and sold exclusively online by Camera Infinita. To order, simply click on the Collector’s Edition icon in the flipbook magazine or on any of the photos below.
 

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Typically there are five possible sizes available:

  • eXtra Small: 20cm wide, limited to 20 editions
  • Small: 30cm wide, limited to 10 editions
  • Medium: 40cm wide, limited to 5 editions
  • Large: 60—100cm wide, limited to 3 editions
  • eXtra Large: 150cm wide, limited to 1 edition

All our gallery-grade prints are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, identifying the edition particulars: edition number, size, medium and production date. The Certificate is signed by the artist.

We have partnered with ThePrintSpace / TheHub, the famous and trusted professional photo lab, based in London, England. Prints are dispatched within 48 hours, and delivered to the desired address worldwide. To guarantee the prints arrive in perfect condition, they are carefully rolled into a protective tube, cushioned with protective paper and bubble wrap, and secured at both ends to ensure a tight and safe seal.

Our Collector’s Editions are printed using two different processes, depending on the nature of the photo itself and the photographer’s preferences, both featuring professional archival quality:

  • Digital C-type
    Chromogenic print. Silver based real photographic prints. Continuous tone.
    Fujifilm or Kodak papers. ZBE Chromira printers.
  • Giclée
    Inkjet print. Archival pigment inks. Epson UltraChrome HDX wide gamut inks.
    Canson, Epson, Hahnemühle or Harman papers. Epson printers.

 


 

 

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As It Is

EXHIBITION BY GUILLAUME ABGRALL
1 – 15 May 2017

2016

Fragments of space, light, shapes in ordinary places. Pictures about what I feel when I stand, here and there, seeking awakening and peace.

I’m a silent guy. Sometimes, I take pictures, and I hope these pictures will speak for me. I hope they will tell something about the world, about how I see it, and, finally, about myself. I like modest pictures, modest subjects. I’m not documenting anything but my own perception of my surrounding.

 

GUILLAUME ABGRALL

Guillaume Abgrall is a frenchman born in 1972. He lives in a little rural town near Amiens, in the North of France. He’s a teacher and an amateur photographer, who likes to take pictures both in analog and digital.

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Lost in Picardie

PHOTOBOOK BY GUILLAUME ABGRALL


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2017 / 1st edition
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32 photographs
48 pages
29.7×21 cm
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[FR]   La Picardie, c’est l’endroit où je vis. Parfois, je me demande si ce territoire que j’arpente quotidiennement existe réellement, tant il me paraît étrange: voitures tapies derrière des haies, rues et bâtiments déserts éclairés par un soleil pâle, quelques personnes ça et là. L’impression de dériver au sein d’un espace où rien n’arrive, d’une profonde mélancolie. Avec ces images faites lors de mes déplacements les plus ordinaires, pour le travail, les loisirs ou les obligations de tous les jours, je cherche à faire apparaître ce sentiment d’étrangeté qui nous saisit parfois face au réel le plus familier, cette impression de s’être perdu dans un monde légèrement différent du notre.

[EN]   Picardy is the place where I live. Sometimes, I wonder if this land does really exist: cars hidden behind hedges, forsaken streets and houses lightened by a faded sun, some people here and there. I feel like I’m drifting through a space where nothing happens, a space full of deep melancholy. With the pictures of this book, taken in my daily life, on the road to work, or during my spare time, I try to show this feeling of weirdness we could have in front of our close reality, when we feel lost in a world slightly different from usual one.

 

GUILLAUME ABGRALL

Guillaume Abgrall is a frenchman born in 1972. He lives in a little rural town near Amiens, in the North of France. He’s a teacher and an amateur photographer, who likes to take pictures both in analog and digital.

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The Best 24 Photos of April 2017

Done in close collaboration with Camera Leaks – a leading Tumblr blog dedicated exclusively to photography. With more than 1,200 followers and more than 12,500 posts it’s the daily source for contemporary photography, both for the works of emerging and established artists.

In the beginning of each month Camera Infinita picks the best 24 photos (like good old 24-exposure film rolls) posted the month before on Camera Leaks . The result is outstanding, as it comes from the following photographers:

Adam Birkan
Adrien Blondel
Alberto Polo Iañez
Boris Milas
Bryan Mollett
Clayton Cotterell
Daniel Seung Lee
Gaëtan Rossier

Gus Powell
Kenny Hurtado
Lucas DeShazer
Magnus Åström
Nick Halstead
Nick Williams
Ola Billmont
Patrice Moreau

Paul Turner
Rob Stephenson
Shane Lynam
Simon Deadman
Sinziana Velicescu
Tasos Aivalis
Tim Ronca
Vincent Glielmi

 

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Paradise Inn

EXHIBITION BY MARINOS TSAGKARAKIS
23 April – 7 May 2017

2012 – 2016

The word “paradise” literally means walled enclosure or recreational and entertainment area, probably derived from the Persian word “Pardes” which is attributed to the walled pleasure gardens of the Great King of Persia.

In recent decades, countless of artificial “paradises” were developed around the world and their number still grows faster than ever before. This industry that manufactures an entertainment product of mass consumption meant to satisfy the average man’s need for recreational time and fun, is called tourism.

The tourism industry has drastically intruded the land, transforming it into a product while causing several effects with a severe socio-cultural character. Destinations are in danger of losing their original appearance, structure and identity, through a standardization process that aims to satisfy the tourists’ wishes. What is not understood though, is that this process doesn’t degrade only the final product but mostly affects the local societies which have to survive the low periods relying only on the remnants of a seasonal industry.

Paradise Inn aims to highlight the consequences of this massive and uncontrolled tourist development. In Greece, as in Southern Europe in general, these effects are reflected on the constructed landscape mostly through the unregulated and shoddy architecture, the kitsch and folklore decoration, the construction and adoption of artificial elements and entertainment structures, the falsification of identity and cultural heritage, the violation of the natural environment and finally the desolation that occurs after peak season.

As Marcel Proust said, the “only true paradise is the paradise we have lost”. Paradise Inn is a tribute to all the lost paradises, in which millions of ordinary people manage to impose their own selves, the desperate experience that anyone could eventually face: the impairment of our quality of life and aesthetics and the loss of use of the natural space.

 

MARINOS TSAGKARAKIS

Marinos Tsagkarakis was born (1984) and raised in the island of Crete, in Southern Greece. He studied contemporary photography at STEREOSIS Photography School, in Thessaloniki, Greece. He is a member of the collective “Depression Era” that inhabits the urban and social landscapes of the economic crisis in his home country.

His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and international festivals, including Mois De La Photo in Paris, European Month of Photography in Budapest, Athens Photo Festival, Medphoto Festival, Biennale of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki, Athens Biennale, FOCUS Photography Festival in Mumbai and Fotoistanbul. Moreover, he has exhibited his photographs in important art spaces such as Benaki Museum (Athens), Maison Européenne de la Photographie (Paris), Museo de Bogotá (Colombia) and several galleries in Canada, USA and Europe.

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