It is the season to be jolly, and I am so excited to be unwrapping the creative and original work of Antonio Iacobelli . Antonio refers to himself as a “user ” of the camera rather than a photographer or artist. I have tried to think of a photographer or artist to compare his work to but can not think of anyone else who is quite like him.
Antonio’s unique images are very creative in so many different ways……….. they skilfully capture bold colours and textures of different forms whether it be liquids gases etc. and they tend to be shown from a macro perspective. It was this that first drew me to Antonio’s stunning images. This is a too simplistic description because as you will see, his work also has an air of witty humour, with a generous portion of Surrealism. Antonio is also like an inventor/magician creating clever illusions by the way he constructs the composition and forces you to take a closer look at what you are actually seeing.
Enjoy and be beguiled …………
How to make music Antonio Iacobelli
A few words from the Inventor
I do not like to call myself a photographer. I do not think of it. I would say more of a “user” of cameras. In fact, using the medium of photography to realize visually some ideas that (I still wonder), magically arise in my mind. Most of the time from the simple observation of the world around me. TV, newspapers, advertising, internet, music, images, readings .. Very often I jot down the by drawing on a piece of paper and making it almost the projects, already imagining the result. It notes also the means of implementation and possible solutions to technical barriers. To overcome them, I invent empirical spectacular machines made of cotton thread, paper, glue, scissors, rubber bands, stands, pumps … Also, to achieve dynamic shots, I’ve got traps and other electronic gizmos (acoustic trigger, infrared and laser). The prodromal to click I love it. Invent the how to do, I also find it exciting in some ways ..
I love the colours. In its physical form. It is solid or liquid, gaseous or powder. Probably, indeed certainly, cultural heritage of my life spent among canvases, easels, brushes, pencils and colors. Activities that still does not neglect. I say that I have integrated those “old” and historical painting tools, with the photograph. I found and improved my world and expressive. I’m very well. I can express myself freely. I have almost no constraints.
Perhaps the key to this “well-being” expressive, is given above all in wanting to remain an amateur. An amateur very passionate, no “artistic” pretensions and professional.
Acqua 1 Antonio Iacobelli
Clockwork Orange Antonio Iacobelli
LSD Antonio Iacobelli
Color Ball Antonio Iacobelli
I hope you have enjoyed Antonio’s work and can see more of at https://www.flickr.com/photos/jacoboson/
Thanks again to Antonio for sharing his work and Merry Christmas and all the best for 2017 to everyone who has been following my blog, and to all the other amazing artists/photographers who have kindly agreed to share there amazing work.
All these images are copyright to Antonio Iacobelli