” I can express myself freely. I have almost no constraints”

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.

 

 

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Alba taroccato    Antonio Iacobelli

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 …………

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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.

 

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Acqua 1  Antonio Iacobelli

 

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Clockwork Orange Antonio Iacobelli

 

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LSD Antonio Iacobelli

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dark Dark Days

This time of year is beautiful with all it’s rainbow Autumnal colours, but with it comes the darkness……but black can make the perfect background to reveal this beauty.

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Autumnal Chameleon

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Pep Gladiola

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Garlic Darlik

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Wet November

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Inspired by the Dutch Renaissance Artists

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Lilly Capillary Blue

 

 

“Photography To Me Is An All Consuming Passion That I Couldn’t Live Without. “

This month I am excited to be sharing the beautiful photography of Charlotte Hedman, who is an artist I follow on Flickr. Charlotte’s work includes portraits and landscapes but it is her amazing macro images which I adore most. These intricate structures of nature are presented in a simple and unpretentious way which brings calm and pleasure to the eye.

Charlotte skilfully focuses on textures, colour,  patterns and form, which are underlined by reflection, water,  and dream like bokeh lighting.

Her images present both subtle colours and bold contrasts. The soft colour tones create a sense of peace and appreciation of nature, while the bold contrast perfectly emphasises the simple form and textures. The stunning images Charlotte has kindly chosen to share illustrate this.

Relax sit back and enjoy

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Wind Me Up – Charlotte Hedman

“There is something just so beautiful about the very tiny things we don’t see as we walk by them. I loved this tiny curling vine, that seemed to be decorating the leaf next to it ”  Charlotte Hedman

 

About Charlotte in her own words

Photography to me is an all consuming passion that I couldn’t live without. It has helped me see beauty everywhere I look, in all the places I used to ignore. It brings me into the moment and fills me with peace, as though meditating.  I love macros, and seeing the tiny wonders around us, but also enjoy shooting landscapes and portraits. Having been an artist my whole life, photography is now my creative outlet, along with the post editing work as part of the artistic process. I always hope that people viewing my images see in them what I saw and felt while shooting in that precious moment.

 

Living in a Bubble

Living In A Bubble – Charlotte Hedman

I love walking in a near by forest with my camera and listening to the water rippling in the creek. There is usually something in the creek worth photographing…this time it was the bubbles . And it created a funny kind of selfie at the same time. ” Charlotte Hedman

 

Hitching a Ride

Hitching a Ride – Charlotte Hedman

” I love to photograph flowers in water, whether they are growing there or have fallen in puddles. ” Charlotte Hedman

 

Doing the Twist

Doing The Twist – Charlotte Hedman

” I saw this flower at a friend’s house in London, but didn’t realise till I uploaded the image , that there was a curvy stem that seemed to blend right into the tip of another  leaf with a water droplet on it. ”

A massive thanks to Charlotte for agreeing to share her “Wow ! ” images , and if you have been inspired by her work you can enjoy more by checking  http://charhedman.wix.com/photography  https:/ /www.flickr.com/photos/111778568@N06/

 

All photographs in this post copyright Charlotte Hedman 2016

 

 

One ‘ O’ clock Two ‘O’ clock…..

Where has the time gone ? I can’t believe we are in the middle of June and and just a month ago I was capturing the beautiful textures of Dandelions in the sunshine. Those of you who consider this flower to be a weed may change your mind after seeing these images.

 

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Sing a Rainbow

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Natural Abseil

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Bubblelion

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Fast Forward Into Spring

At last the onset of more daylight and the hope of sunny evenings after work. These photographs  try to capture the new vitality of Spring life and also explore the beautiful form and textures. Don’t forget to put your clocks forward on Easter Sunday, and Happy Easter.

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Bathing In The Sun

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Blown Away

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Golden Slumbers