For me the year 2016 was complicated and had lots of ups and downs with very high peaks of them. I realized that I have captured my deepest emotions along the year to photos when organizing my catalogs. It’s quite strange to realize that subconsciously I have created an accurate collection of my afflictions.
ou might not be the best photographer in the world, but sometimes everything in the universe aligns so precisely, all you have to do is press the shutter-release button in the right place at the right time. Every now and then, perfect timing can make or break a photo, turning it into a hilarious coincidence or a beautiful illusion.
My name is Monica Carvalho and everyday I challenge myself to find similarities between the human body and nature. My passion - and mission - is to create images that will make you look twice! “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” This quote by Edgar Degas has been the guideline for my artistic practice since my obsession for optical illusions and surrealism started ten year ago.
We were approached by Savannah College of Art and Design in collaboration with Rizzoli Publishing to produce a monograph for the visionary fashion designer Guo Pei. While we were originally familiar with her name in connection to the 2015 Met Gala dress she fashioned for Rihanna, we quickly became enamored with her work. Looking through her designs was like pulling clothing straight out of Alice in Wonderland so we naturally went the route of creating fairytale worlds for them to live in.
The 2018 Siena International Photo Awards has received 48,000 submissions from 156 countries, and the judges have had an incredibly hard time deciding the winners. Nonetheless, the winners have been decided, and just like in 2017 and 2016, their images show just how diverse our beautiful world really is.