THOMAS ZAMOLO, PHOTOGRAPHY
Thomas Zamolo’s artistic practice engages the cross-pollination of knowledge from his long-term experience in photography, dance and lighting design.
His interest in instant photography stems, in part, from a fascination with the romantic, eerie and painterly qualities possible with the techniques of such chemical processes and analogue technologies. As a photographer, Thomas is perhaps best known for his work with mosaic. In his images he explores a wide range of topics from surreal landscape to psychosocial staged scenes. He was born in France and now lives and works in Sweden.
Instant film and I have been using each other since the moment we have found one another. I now come to understand that right from the start and through the interest, challenge, frustration, pride: we were simply collaborating all along. At times, I am mistreating it and in other moments the film showing me it’s artistic power, nourishing my curiosity to push it even further.
A broad curiosity that led to slowly building a body of work, creating photographs ranging from mosaic to landscape to portraits, in the direction of any technique or projects in which my interest took me.
I am not the type of photographer that will want to shoot with the same camera and film my whole life. I am too unfaithful for that and way too excited about the potential this medium has to offer.
While using the classical canon of beauty, I’m seeking a multiple layering in the reading of my photographs. An exploration and questioning of the content but at times also commenting on the support or context of photography itself.
As an artist, it is hard these days not to be affected by what is happening around us. Since a couple of years and with different series or projects, I find myself attracted to work around the topics of identity, gender, beauty, eroticism, nihilism and other darker feelings the human can get stuck with.
MOTOKO SAIGO CERAMIST
In search of simplicity and lightness …
In his small workshop under the roofs of Paris, the Motoko Saigo pottery is handmade.
The enamels, made to measure are constantly renewed and with the contribution of chance and a high temperature cooking, each piece is different.
Both decorative and useful to enjoy the aesthetic pleasure in everyday life.