Sunday, 15 May 2011

Welcome

As I’ve just opened this new blog, I think it’d be a good idea to introduce myself, this page and the purpose why I’m on blogspot as well.

My name is Alessandro, I’m 21 years old (22 in a week) and I’m a university student with a huge passion for art. I live and study in Trieste, Italy, and whenever I’ve got some free time you can be sure you will see me with my headphones in my ears and my photocamera in my hand going for some photos. I’ve been publishing my photos on deviantART under the brand “GothicNarcissus” for more than four years and a half now, even before I had a reflex camera, and I’ve been going through many changes and developments as an artist.
I’m writing this blog just to talk about this: my passion for photography and everything that’s connected to it in some way.
This won’t be a personal blog, which means I won’t be talking about my private life and myself as a person. It will rather be an artistic blog, in which I will discuss my art and anything that’s connected to and inspires it: not only will I write about my photos, the photoshoots and the postproduction process, but I’ll also write about my favourite musicians, painters, other photographers and models who affect my artistic self in some way. This blog won’t substitute my deviantART gallery for the publication of new photos, but here you will find many surrounding details that I don’t feel like writing on deviantART not to distract the attention from the photos themselves. If you want to have a deeper perspective on my work, this will surely help.

For those who come across this page before seeing my deviantART gallery, I think I should introduce my art as well: I’m an amateur photographer and model who occasionally crosses the borders with digital art and photomanipulation, and most of my art has a rather dark and murky touch in it. In the past, I used to stick to the Gothic imagery more strictly, but now I’m experimenting in many different directions while keeping the murk as a general feeling, often just in the very background. Although I occasionally shoot landscapes and architectures, I’m more of a portrait photographer; nevertheless, I like to contextualize my portraits in the surroundings, having the landscape or architectures valorize my models. When I take a photo, my main aim is to communicate an emotion or a story rathr than simply portray a subject. My camera is a Canon EOS 1000D, and I use Photoshop CS3 to postproduce my photos.

I’d say this is more than enough for a presentation, so I’ll just leave my work to speak for itself and my future entries to complete your view about who I am and what I do as an artist.

Alessandro

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