The Body as Dream series
is based on the certainty
that our reality exists
because we’ve given it a name,
that our representation of the world
is as important
as its existence a priori
and that we,
along with the world we’re a part of,
are defined by our words.
is a continual repetition of words
which form an entirety
of illegible signs
that envelop the skin,
cover and replace it.
Light or ponderous, winking or solemn,
all of these images represent
the same curious astonishment
at what we are.
— Marco Ambrosi and Monica Dengo
Editor's Note: You can listen to photographer Marco Ambrosi speaking about his work in a four-minute audio interview with Jim Casper.
A series of photos inspired by metaphoric expressions that people use in their everyday language — revealing absurdities and confusion that may arise from cross-cultural interpretations.
makes large-scale scanner art from crumpled, discarded, anthropomorphic pieces of junk he finds in the streets.
befriended these two hermit-like elderly brothers, and documented their lives over many years in their small hamlet in rural Norway. Harald and Mathias Ramen lived together (seemingly all their lives), happily isolated from much of the rest of the world. The pictures speak volumes.
"My photography is a place where there are no limits. A place where I can be fearless, where I can be whomever I like"—an artist's boundless creativity, unleashed through her mobile phone.