One Eyeland 2015 Award winner
PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR - NATURE - GOLD
Michael Frisino studied visual anthropology, but worked professionally as a software engineer in Silicon Valley. Always interested in other cultures, he lived for several years in Russia, and now lives in Brazil.
Werner Herzog says an artist must use any means necessary to reach “the ecstatic truth,” a knowing mix of truth and lies that gets at the emotional core of a chosen subject more accurately than the a simple “accountant’s truth”.
Taking this to heart, in 2016 Michael has been working on a series of color images where he digitally process multiple photographs to create a new image which goes beyond simple superimposition. See his "Os Alquimistas Estão Chegando" series for examples of this as applied to the Rio de Janeiro's famous carnival.