April 17, 2018

Carlos Lozzano, a spontaneous street photographer





Carlos Lozanno touched my heart with this wonderful photograph :





Of course, I couldn't miss such a gifted artist. Passionate B/W street photographer, Carlos Lozzano has the kindness to reveal us his successful improvisation :

I am interested mainly in street photography because of everything that comes with it is improvisation and making of technical decisions must be very fast. I like that. I never use tripod. I do not have a precise goal or a preconceived idea before each shot.

How much time does he wait his treasure ? Without goal nor idea nor thoughts, the spontaneous captures of Carlos Lozzano are always pieces of art and a testimony on our time and its solitude in a virtual Present full of unknown "friends". Carlos shoots the truth with a spontaneity that comes from his big heart and a compassive and sure eye.

Carlos, I'm honored to know you and I deeply thank you for your humanity and your confidence. This mag is yours.








Photography has become my mode of communication and my vision of the reality.

I am a practically self-taught photographer. My photographic experience begins at the end of the eighties. In those days, did a black and white photography and development workshop. However, I continued my artistic activity in subsequent years focused on the world of drawing and painting. At the beginning of this decade I returned to photography, and this time, with digital photography. Now it occupies all my time.




The only portrait he sent me. I want more !


















I am interested mainly in street photography because of everything that comes with it is improvisation and making of technical decisions must be very fast. I like that. I never use tripod. I do not have a precise goal or a preconceived idea before each shot.

However, there is a unit, not chosen, in my photographic style. In a natural and spontaneous way, all my work focuses on the sensation that the human being transmits, in its solitude, in the world that surrounds it. 

Nor do I have technical reasons that motivate me to have opted for black and white. It simply transmits me more authenticity. It is a personal choice, without more.

All I can or know transmit, instead of using the word, is with a photograph. Photography has become my mode of communication and my vision of the reality. 






































































April 13, 2018

Ephemeral Faces / Visages éphémères

The BUZZZ around GUZZZ


«Carolyn 01»
Carolyn Lacasse by GUZZZ
Photography on canvas
30 X 45 cm




I had the chance to work with GUZZZ, a fantastic artist, a few years ago. I was a model, he was a painter and a photographer, and he had this great bodypainting project that he wanted me to be part of.

Gradually, through the brush strokes, the clicks of his camera, his antics, my laughs, and our growing complicity, images of a moving beauty took shape.

Of this artistic meeting were not only born true masterpieces of photography, but also a great friendship between this talented artist and me. GUZZZ, thank you for your generosity. I admire your talent, your vision, your sensitivity and your imagination, wich make you a painter-photographer who stands out and inspires.

Over time, GUZZZ's project has grown and the interest of the public has become exponential. His works have been seen in Cannes, in Florence, and in Paris at the famous Salon des Beaux-Arts of the Carrousel du Louvre. They have also been exhibited in Montreal and are in permanent exhibition at Toronto's Kipling Gallery.



                                                                          
Exhibited at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, December 2017

«Anne 01»
Anne-Tracey Bellance-Lamothe by GUZZZ
Photography on aluminum
40 X 60 cm



My work is the result of a unique process, bringing together various mediums, the body as a moving canvas, taking successively different forms. The capture of each moment becomes a work of art in itself.

I think I have always been an artist. A sensitive being. I liked getting lost in my thoughts while looking at the infinitesimal or at the infinitely big. When I was young, I drew constantly; meanders, brightly coloured furrows...

Over the years, I discovered inspiration. I immersed myself with what surrounded me or with what was in me to express an emotion, to create. 



I met photography in my early adulthood and I have never stopped exploring since then.



I liked to be surprised by the unprecedented, the unexpected. My first shots: cement or asphalt cracks, reflections of the sky in a puddle. I was always looking for abstraction, for the ephemeral, for THE moment. Soon enough, I explored the artistic nude. The body. This fascninating subject, always in perpetual movement and so different from one person to another...



               
   Presented at the permanent exhibition of the Kipling Gallery in Toronto.

«Shiva 01»
Shiva Kay Peter by GUZZZ
Photography on wood panel
90 X 120 cm




It is during a long journey in Europe that my taste for arts in all its forms asserted itself. Music, poetry, dance, visual arts, achitecture... As soon as I came back home, I began studying Visual Arts at the University of Quebec in Montreal. Spending every day in a world of creation and creators was one of the beautiful moments of my life.




Presented at the Salon des Artistes du Monde in Cannes, September 2017

«Nu 7313 cuivre»
Elena Filippi by GUZZZ
Mixed media on aluminum
40 X 40 cm




It has been four years now that I returned to a life of pure creation, having dedicaded a few decades to meet the needs for my family. I am inspired by the artistic paths of Les Automatistes and the Expressionists, as well as the diverse cultures around the world.



As for my approach, it is inspired by the human's concern for his image.




Will be presented at the Merlino Gallery in Florence, from April 16th to 30th 2018

Émie Gauthier by GUZZZ
Mixed media on wood panel
55 X 75 cm



All material and techniques are allowed to achieve my goals: gouache, acrylic, clay, sand, paper, photography, collage, pencil, digital techniques, painting on the body, etc. Successively, the canvas takes several forms, according to the stage of creation, and the subject is called to move, to be seen, and better still, to be moved. More than a human body stripped of its artifices, the canvas has a soul, a past, a future, and it brings us to be directly in touch with its present.

The experience thus takes a form that I shall call «face», such as a look on oneself, a facet or a reflection of oneself shaped in the present moment. The ephemerality of the moment is an instant of sublime liberty, of letting go.





Exhibited at the gallery Le Livart in Montreal, November 2017

«Roxane 01»
Muse and wife Roxane Lacroix by GUZZZ
Mixed media on wood panel
55 X 75 cm




This new character, so unique, is sometimes sad, dark and mysterious, sometimes luminous, joyful and resplendent. The following moment, all of this becomes a thing of the past, leaving only an imprint on the film of the camera.




«La dame en bleu»
Muse and wife Roxane Lacroix by GUZZZ
Photography on aluminum
40 X 60 cm




It is only by working as a duo that the image can be created. Each performance is a symbiosis between the artist and the subject.





«Impression 01»
Muse and wife Roxane Lacroix by GUZZZ
Mixed media on wood panel
60 X 90 cm




I have always favored shapes, colors and textures. However, my approach has never stopped evolving.


The message of creative freedom of the beginning gradually takes on a more targeted and asserted vocation, always around the relationship of the human with the image he projects, but also showing the effect of these behaviors on the environment. I tend to want to present a message of urgency that is not necessarily alarmist, but rather realistic.




«Grande déferlante 02»
Miryam Roy by GUZZZ




The works of GUZZZ born from this new approach will soon be presented at the Museum of the Sea, in the Magdalen Islands (Quebec, Canada), before being transported somewhere else, where the elements of the nature will carry them...




«Wave 01»
Émie Gauthier by GUZZZ
Mixed media on wood panel
60 X 60 cm







«Terre»
Muse and wife Roxane Lacroix by GUZZZ






«L'envol»
Muse and wife Roxane Lacroix by GUZZZ






«Récif»
Miryam Roy by GUZZZ
120 X 75 cm




GUZZZ, my dear friend, may your success grow bigger and bigger so you can continue to move us with your amazing art. This world needs to hear and see your message.




GUZZZ and me, goofing around, as always, with art model Minh Ly


April 10, 2018

My Facebook wow!



"Tree Nymph VI"







"Undergroud NYC Isolation" series







Art Model Chocomaki Urumi Kanzaki














"Rose on the rocks"







"Cheers"







Jean Claude Sanchez
"d'eau et de lumière"







Art Model Dana Ciubancan







"Tokyo solitary"














"Alien"







Art Model Katlyn







"Nature Art Nude - Ohio 2017"
Art Model Daisy Von







Art Model Natasha R







Art Model Liv Spencer














Yacoub Adeleke
"Waiting for Customers", Mumbai, India





April 7, 2018

L'Exposition de Jean Claude Sanchez


Tu es dans le coin, ne manque pas l'exposition de mon ami photographe d'art renommé, Jean Claude Sanchez.

Mes plus chaleureuses félicitations Jean Claude 💓 



April 6, 2018

The multiple facets of Steve Lease




His favorite quote : "...choosing a model is 95% of a photograph." Helmut Newton

After a long long walk in all his portfolios, "Diversity" seems the word that characterizes the beautiful work of Steve Lease. Diversity in his Art Models of all colors, all forms, tattoed, innocent, provocative, diversity in the poses, diversity in the places... He seems to be everywhere. All genres interests Steve as you'll see. The only thing that doesn't change is his addiction for B/W.

It's not easy at all to jump from a genre to another and it's the strength of Steve Lease who began only in 2012 to specialize in the fine art nude with some very renowned Members' Art Models you often admire in the mag.

I'm very happy to welcome a citizen of the world. A lot of thanks dear Steve for your warmful enthusiasm, your choices and your confidence.




Congratulations Steve !

I’m honored to have one of my photos selected for an exhibition of portraits by the Blank Wall Gallery in Athens, Greece. The exhibition runs from April 20 to May 3rd :

Art Model Amanda Rachele








Art Model Sieana Brown










Growing up my world seemed to be one of blacks and whites. Tabloid newspapers and photo magazines such as Look and Life were very popular, and many movies were filmed in black and white.When I decided to make photographs in 2011 it was a matter of nostalgia for me to work mostly with a monochromatic palette.

While I prefer what I consider to be the drama and mood of black and white images, in the end, it’s a matter of emotional attachment to what I loved as a child. 

However, I am not totally a prisoner to my preference. If a photo calls for color then that’s the direction I will take it

In 2012 I began to specialize in the fine art nude genre. Since then I have worked with many models including those who have chosen modeling to be their vocation as well as those who pursue modeling as an avocation. I like the mix.

My goal is to respond to each in a unique way balancing sensual elements with art. The intention is to create a fine art nude work that can stand on its own merits.





Art Model  Liv Spencer







Art Model Alexandria Adair







Art Model Alexandria Adair








Art Model Amanda







Art Model Candace Nirvana







Art Model Erica Jay






Art Model Monique







Art Model Faye Valenti







Art Model Carey







Art Model Floofie







Art Model Lucy







Art Model Freshie Juice








Art Model Heff







Art Model Keira Grant







Art Model Erica Jay







Art Model Olivia








Art Model Keira Grant







Art Model Tiffany Helms







The favorite portraits of Steve Lease


Occasionally, I will attempt outdoor unposed portraits. However, my preference is to make portraits in the studio. Unlike unposed portraits, which are the most natural, in the studio I have more control over the model. If we want a particular look we get a second chance to fine tune the image.
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This image was taken at a Civil War reenactment.
 

A Union solider was sitting atop a horse and was riding by but stopped briefly when I took the photo. He then rode off and I never saw him again. No second chance. The studio affords the model and me the time and opportunity to set up a scene, change wardrobe, and add props if desired. 







SAM involved wardrobe preplanning. 

Despite preplanning, results can be surprising. For example, the reflection of light on the goggles was unanticipated. After a few shots SAM and I agreed that the glare on the lens was a happy accident.
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Portraits with moody lighting:

Art Model Carlotta Champagne







Outdoor portraits: 

Art Model Liv Sage







Moody expressions: 

Art Model Denise Herrera







Portraits with hidden or partially revealed features: 

Art Model Carey Chrome







 Art Model Stevie Macaroni





Then there are portraits that emphasize a particular feature of the model:


Art Model Carey Chrome, the hair






Art Model Lucy Magdalene, the eyes