Thursday, February 10, 2011

Photography by Anna Carmignola

"Veles e Vents"

Anna Carmignola is 29 years old and graduated from DAMS in Padua. Her passion for photography began more than ten years ago when she started taking pictures with old cameras and slides.

Her camera is her companion everywhere she goes, she likes to roam the city, look for unusual angles, hidden, photograph the people, and is attracted by reflection of mirrors, water and everything that creates effects of movement and color. She likes to photograph things, which her eyes catch at that moment, and that's when she designs the picture, in that exact moment; she never plans and puts thoughts into her photography before her finger hits the trigger.

Anna gained experience by attending the Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg, Austria, and participating at various major exhibitions, and also representing Venetian culture related to the themes of the sonnets "Vivaldi's Four Seasons" in Japan.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

"Faces of Money" Collection by Piero Martinello

"Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chile" by Piero Martinello, Faces of Money Collection

>> We handle and exchange it every day, without hardly ever thinking about its origin. Of its graphic content, we are only concerned with the numbers. We take the cold, stylized faces of leaders and public figures for granted, so much that they seem more like artifacts of nature rather than people who once lived.

Beneath those engraved faces, however, lie a myriad stories edited down, simplified and glorified by the nations they helped establish and enrich. Real people rarely have lives as clear and goaloriented as national narratives make them sound. Within their vast complexities are a profusion of unusual anecdotes, forgotten events and actions which would have contrasted greatly with their historically-forged images

There are also stories in the making of those public images as well. The editing-down and commodification of rulers or public figures can happen in a lot of different ways. Sometimes it is deliberately down to establish a political cult. Sometimes they are dragged out from the pages of history after an authoritarian regime fades away. And sometimes, they are used by authoritarian regimes themselves to bolster a sense of historical unity. <<

Piero Martinello
      is a 25-year old portrait photographer. He graduated from the 'Institute of Photography and Visual Arts in Padua. In 2006 he was invited to Fabrica, the international center of research for the Benetton communication, developing a project called "Portraits Bar."

At FABRICA Piero works for various numbers of Colors Magazine, becoming the director of photography for 76 Colors, "Teenagers." He carries on long-term personal projects, such as "The Waste Land", a series of faces of young people consumed by 'alcohol and drug abuse' at the exit of music festivals and techno & hardcore raves in Europe.

He has made for United Colors of Benetton "Victims", the corporate campaign that appeared in Le Monde, The Herald Tribune, La Repubblica and Corriere della Sera on the opening day of the Beijing Olympics, and "It's My Time ', the latest interactive campaign which appeared on the main international networks and magazines.

Piero has also worked on various social campaigns: a visual essay on the situation in Darfur was commissioned by the Canadian magazine Walrus and two campaigns for the 'World Health Organization entitled "Stop Tuberculosis" and "Child Injury Prevention", which won an award the Graphis Awards in New York. 

At the beginning of 2010 Piero spent his time working in New York with the American photographer Mary Ellen Mark, and then in London to assist Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin. He currently works in Milan and London. 

Check his works at the Pic Boutique Gallery
"Faces of Money" Complete Collection by Piero Martinello, 24pc x 30cm x 22,50cm

Here & There

"Queen Elisabeth II, Australia" by Piero Martinello, 133cm x 100cm 

"The Woodacre Deli" 60cm x 60cm, "Faceless" 80cm x 60cm by Andrea Zampese

"Escape" by Paola Stella, 80cm x 60cm

"Smoke Baby Smoke" by Eddie Tan, 120cm x 120cm

"Dust, Ashes, Earth" by Simone Polga, 84cm x 150cm

Monday, January 10, 2011

Andrea Mazzucato's Contemporary Vision

Pic Boutique proudly presents a contemporary vision of a modern traveler and artist:
Andrea Mazzucato at Pic*Boutique

7:10 in NY (88cm x 126cm)

Santa Monica Beach (90cm x 126cm)

Pics of the Boutique