Gabriele Puglisi, alias Poetwho on Instagram, discovered photography while he was still in highschool. “I have always been fascinated by it, and at that time, I met a photographer who was giving a basic course. I was struck by his way of teaching and asked if I could help him in his photo studio to learn more”, he remembers. Now independent, he plays with aesthetics, capturing scenes of everyday life, fleeting emotions, focusing on monochrome – timeless and poetic – rather than colour. The series Paris vaut bien une photo (Paris is worth a picture, ed.) was born during a trip in the French capital. “My gaze wanted to tell the story of this thousand-faced city, from the sacredness of Notre-Dame – still intact – to the vices of streets, from the boulevards to the bistros”, he explains. Refusing to photograph the touristic sites, the artist delivered a love story to the metropole, turning his lens towards its inhabitants, its charm, and its numerous identities. “He who doesn’t falling in love in Paris, or with Paris, has a cold heart”, he concludes.
© Gabriele Puglisi
“I prefer seeing myself as a girl with a camera rather than a photographer”,
Cecilie Fang says. The young artist turned to the medium to document her life and trips to Beijing, where she spends many months. “I’m a half Danish and half Chinese girl. Though I spent the majority of my childhood in Denmark, the first two years of my life and a lot of holidays and school breaks were spent in China. I bought my first digital camera because I wanted to capture moments and the environment during my stay there”, she explains. Influenced by the fashion world, Cecilie Fang views photography as a playful tool, enabling her to express her creativity. “I like to experiment, to play with imagery, especially when I shot in film”, she adds. Her light and luminous compositions immerse the viewer into an intimate universe, as poetic as it is amusing.
© Cecilie Fang
Cover picture: © Cecilie Fang