August 28, 2007

Juan Gatti

Juan Gatti

"So 80's"

Michal Plíhal (Cartien)

" My name is Michal Plíhal. I'm born in 1967 in Prague, Czech Republic, where I live and work.

I am a graphic designer and photograph. I'm interested in photography since 1986. I've not studied photo at school.

I made my first (and last from now) exhibition in 2000, at coffee lounge Medúza, Prague. By now, I've not published any books.

I like working with classical black-and-white photography, sometimes tinting them (sepia, blue, green), and I take care of the technical side of the process himself. But I photograph also with digital.

I'm still working on my website where you'll find soon more information and photos ( nude, portrait, landscape, dance, macro, models)."


August 27, 2007

K2D2vaca - Kathy

"Country Store"

Lorand Peli's interview

Lorand Peli
is 28 and lives in Romania.

The first time I saw his portfolio, I was immediately attracted, telling me : "Ho, there is something inside ! The beginning of a style, a new universe to know better..." And he was very surprised to be asked for an article here inside, his first interview : "I've never took the time to write about me. Until now I haven't even thought about my first steps in photography !"

Lorand Peli, how did all that begin ?

I guess it all started when I took the leap from my childhood to puberty. Like everyone else I had a pencil and a sheet of paper... and I just got creative, as the hormones were dancing inside me. Of course it was just for fun, but I noticed that I liked to draw, with some talent (idest more than my friends around me). I learned programming (I really loved at that time) at the the high school, with maximum grades, so the drawing was just a hobby and a "waste of time" according to others. At this point, I'll skip a few years until the past year, at the end of summer, when I've bought my first camera.

"Eyes wide shut"

Past year only ?...

I knew you'll be suprised. Yes, only one year ago. I'm a "newbie". I always wanted a camera. Since my childhood. So, the last year I have raised enough money to buy a camera. It was a Fuji Finepix E510. A point and shoot one, but I could set it to manual. And in december I got my Sony H5, which is slighly better. Today, I'm trying to get another better one, but I just can't afford it for now.

"I'm watching you"
Art Model Allynah

And how long could you be far from your camera ?

If I don't have my camera ? I can always go along with drawings. Anyway I have neglected them since I've bought it.


Do you feel particularly inspired by a kind of location ?

Of course some locations inspire me more, and sometimes my head is above the clouds, thinking how I could do and what could be the most apropriate for the site.
I don't have a preference between indoor (studio, hehehe, I try to manage one at home) or outdoors. I have learned (because most of the time I can't choose between lights or locations) to manage with what I get. If there is natural light... how to use it. If I get fortunate enough and shoot at home, how can I set my prehistoric lighting set to get out the most of a picture. So for now I really don't have a preference, except how to improve.

What is your process of creation ?

Where other people see disorganization (my mum for example) I see order. Most of the time I start with some ideas, but I always go along as I feel. I guess that makes me easy to work with, because I don't make strict plans (no rules) to follow and I don't have any pattern... I think that I'm open minded, always opened to suggestions, to new things. But it has to be relevant (for me).

"Human nature"
Art Model Allynah

Fine nude art is your passion, isn't it ?

For me, the human form (especially female, but I don't have any problem shooting male nudes also) surpasses the lanscapes, static products shots or stock photos.

I love to catch an excitement, a feeling, something that represents human being, young or aged. The thing that makes you "hot", different. I can't describe it very well. It's a feeling, and I know you know what I'm talking about.


What's for your next future ?

I have a running idea in collaboration with some people for my first exhibition, and of course I'm thinking about a book. Now it's too soon for me to contact an editor or a publishing house. Right now, I'm an unknown photographer and I won't get their support.

It will come, Lori ! Thanks for everything !

Max Cardelli

Gamini Kumara

Fine art photographer and image maker, Gamini Kumara (born in Sri Lanka, living in Minneapolis, USA) currently works in advertising for living, but his choosen vocation is making images with various cameras (both film based and digital) and imaging software.

His contemporary and experimental works have been showed at Offbeat Gallery, MN Center for Photography and Museum of American Art.

By himself :

" I have always been captivated by the beauty of nature and the female figure form. I see certain eroticism in both. Nature and the human figure. After all they are all nature !

I always gravitate towards making images expressive and dark. These are the types of images I tend to admire the most.

I do not strive to make "perfect" images. After all, well lit, well exposed, well done, well styled images should belong in the world of advertising and not in my image making efforts !

With modern technology a world of creative possibilities have opened up for me as of lately and I am taking advantage of all that in an obsessive fashion. The scanner, digital camera, Adobe Photoshop and the Macintosh all help me realize my creativity while I am making the picture.


Initially my studies were in the sciences. Due to my interest in light, film and lenses (all that came from my physics and chemistry classes) I drifted more and more to arts and photography and attended arts school to learn more about the process of art making and artists, and things have never been the same. I am constantly looking at other artists' work and try to understand and speak the visual language and to develop a better vocabulary so to speak, visually."

"Nude sepia"


You'll find his works at : his official site, his beautiful photoblog, PicassoMio, JPG Magazine, ALTphotos.

Thank you Gamini for the beauty you give us.

August 26, 2007

Tiki Llanes Lopez's Interview

" All my life is a dream. I can't stop dreaming..."

Photographer and film director from Mexico, Tiki Llanes Lopez is 27 years old.
" I think the Art is not necessary plasming just the things in life that are negative or dramatic... I think it's all about passion in all kinds of feelings. You can move emotions to joy, caring and kindness. You can catch stories in the eyes of people, what they are thinking, we say.

Well, you can be creative and touch their souls and they thoughts. It doesn't matter if you don't know them, or how far they are.

We are all connected, and we can feel each other."

"Let me Take you Down"
Art Model Yara

Dear Tiki, tell me how did your passion begin ?

My passion begin since I was like 12 years. I got my first camera and I started to take some photos.

It's what I call a vocation. And did you learn photography in a special school ?

I took a course in highschool, just the basics. And then I studied in Film Photography and directing in Vancouver Film School.

Who are your greatest inspirators in the job ?

My grandfather, because he was very creative, honorable and successful, and various Film Directors.

"Time Light Spot"
Art Model Yara

How long could you be far from your camera ?

2 or 3 days...

A short period, in fact... Of course. What kind of locations appeal you ?

I just try to take the best from the place or the situation when I'm taking pictures.

Model Sofia Gonzalez

How do you work ?

First with order, all must be clear, then as it comes... he he he....

Maybe perfectionist, isn't it ?... Do you make many corrections ?

Many !!!!!

Art Model Yara

What is your preferred photos in your portfolio ?

Some close ups and the ones that I crop in some risky way.

You're also film Director ?

Yes. I have produced two shortfilms and I writed and directed 5 shortfilms and two music videos. Some of them have been selected in international festivals in France, Spain, Chile and Mexico. I have an indie production company (CatarFilms), we have made more than 20 shortfims and were more than 500 people involved.

"Me ?"
Model Marcela Guirado

Have you a special project you're dreaming about ?

All my life is a dream. I can't stop dreaming...

I know you're preparing your next exhibition ?

Yes. I'm going to exhibit some of my works in a special event for support new talents in Mexico, on september 7th. In fact, I will love if you all help me to choose 3 of my works for it...

Of course ! We'll be glad to help you, Tiki ! And what else for your next future ?

Working on my two passions : Photo and Film, and make a living of them.

You're on the way... Have you a message to send ?

I'm very grateful to people for all the support I received through this kind of interviews or my deviantART. Thank you very very much.

"BN Truth Rose"
Art Model Yara


"Art thief"

August 25, 2007


These photos have been choosed by Le-Croix himself. They represent the way he wants to be showed, today, because tomorrow is always different.

If I refer to the categories in which he sorts his beautiful photos, beyond the dark, gothic, surreal and fantasy ones, I've also seen artistic, glamour and classic labels. In fact, thanks to his fertile imagination allied to a great technique, Le-Croix is not a photographer we could really classify in one only genre.

So, Le-Croix is an inspired artist, a true one never satisfied, a great photographer and an accomplished painter encouraged from his very early age by his father. What a lucky man !

"Easy full frame"

How did all that begin ? I know you received your first camera at the age of five ?...
" I've always liked visual arts, ever since I was a child. But my real passion for photography started when my daughter was born in 1984. As I studied to get better, I discovered a certain 'style' which excited me, this was dramatic black and white.

I was hugely influenced by Bob Carlos Clarke, Ansel Adams and the Hollywood photographers of the 1940' and 50's. "

"Bend over, bad boy..."

Have you some projects running ?
"I have produced a catalogue for a fetish wear manufacturer. I am now concentrating on producing quality black and white erotic photographic prints for sale via the web. Oh ! And I've just done a 7" vinyl cover for U.S. Black Metal band "Black Trinity"."

What about your next book ?
"Ah, the book... It seems I'm always working on the book ! My style is constantly evolving and so the content of the book keeps changing... I am never satisfied."

"Bound, look closely..."

Thank you Le-Croix ! And see you very soon.

August 24, 2007

Pau Ros

Pau Ros

Completely Naked, 'Raw Perceptions >< Body Life'

Completely Naked is a London based artistic partnership created by Claire Ward-Thornton and Pau Ros in November 1999.

" Specialized in interactive installations, we explore live arts, visual, digital and time-based languages and our ideas are based on a curiosity for human behaviour from individual to collective responses. We create psychological conflicts to activate the partaker's reaction."

" Raw Perceptions Body Life is a project from Completely Naked that explores the perception of human body as the main protagonist of our life form everyday sensations towards the environment. 20 'normal people' from the audience volonteer to be filmed in video, exploring the 'domestic nakedness' of the human body and celebrating its differences. "