Sunday, November 27, 2011

John Chiara

Chiara photographs cityscapes in a process that is part photography, part event and part sculpture – an undertaking in apparatus and patience. Many times this process involves composing pictures from the inside of a large hand-built camera, that is mounted on a flatbed trailer, and produces large scale, one of a kind, positive exposures. Chiara is a native Californian who lives and works in San Francisco.

What i love about these Photos is that i can relate to some of the locations having been there a few times now, im just gutted that i wasnt aware of him while i was in San Francisco this summer. Secondly the whole process that he uses to capture his work tottaly engages me and the rawness of the images the imperfections and hand made hadoc nature is what id love experiment with in my own work.

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