I stayed for two days in this place to prepare myself and choose the moment or the the light that seemed ideal to me. I think that beyond the aesthetics, the lines, the perspective and the colors of this photo immerses us in a feeling of solitudes and introspection. To capture this scene I used a medium format film camera.
With the photography project «It`s all around you» Gjert Rognli draws in references from his affiliation to the Arctic North, to light, darkness and the seasons. In this project, he uses fragments from the intangible cultural heritage from his Sámi Indigenous background. And he invites us on a mythological journey into deep forests and over misty landscapes. He illuminates nature with LED lights and creates light installations in the landscape. (Artificial Intelligence (A.I) is not used.
Part of a series of still lives shot in the studio using office paper from a copier. Simple, clean, more work like this to come.
Beyrouth, mon Amour
A photographic homage to Beirut, a city close to my heart. It unveils diverse neighborhoods, where chipped paint and cracked bricks hold a hidden treasure. Through digital artistry crafted from pictures of different building facades, traditional Arabic mosaic emerges, blurring lines of wealth, religion, and sects. In a city marked by divisions, this series bridges differences, celebrating unity within diversity. It's a visual journey echoing Beirut's spirit and cultural mosaic.
The Wire. 5
Playing with old wire and objects found in my home.
It’s always a game to discover what you can create.
An other visual adventure with some frustration on the way. The wire has it’s own stubborn personality. It does not always end up as planed. I surrender to my wire and work till it looks good.
I never analyze my work, it’s just what it is. The end result.
Still an ongoing project.
Ikoji Temple Sesshu Garden
In Japan 600 years ago, a Zen monk named Sesshu pioneered the foundations of the traditional Japanese ink painting. also Sesshu's artistic legacy extends beyond ink onto the canvas of gardens.His gardens harbor a potent concealed vector that guides the observer's gaze. By tracing this vector, each viewer's perception takes shape. Entrusting the camera to capture the guided movement of sight, I endeavored to approach Sesshu's aspiration for diversity and coexistence.
Musica Notturna (Night Music) pays homage to the moonflower vine that blooms for a single, lovely night. This uncommon and surprising aspect signifies that beauty can grow in dark times. Each blossom is an expressive song with its delicate tendrils, twirling buds, unfurling shapes and graceful closure. Musical terms are magic words that consummate the interpretation of music. These beautiful Italian words describe the musical character of each blossom
This photographic series, titled "Reveries", is inspired by the musical genre. The images are dreamy and meditative, composed of memories and wandering thoughts, a kind of waking dream. Like reveries, which are imbued with improvisation and ambiguity, I explore textures and phrasing. With this photographic ensemble, I invite the viewer on an emotional journey filled with anticipation and uncertainty.
Blossoms 1 is a close-up image, captured with a macro lens, of the interplay between oil and water. The photograph was processed in Photoshop. Against a colorful pink, green, and white backdrop, the image evolves into abstraction. Its focus shifts towards circular formations, textures, and patterns reminiscent of flower blossoms.
Sandrine Hermand-Grisel is a professional photographer who specializes in Fine Art Photography and Printmaking. She grew up in Paris, France and in London, UK before she moved to the United States with her family in 2006. She decided to use her knowledge of the photography world to become the curator of the website, All About Photo, which she founded in 2013. Much more than a cultural agenda, All About Photo is a source of information for photographers and aficionados of photography as well as a showcase platform for talented artists.
An integral part of All About Photo is its annual awards competition, The Mind’s Eye, she has juried over the years with renowned photographers and curators such as Liu Bolin, Ann Jastrab, Ed Kashi, Eli Klein, Jules Maeght, Aline Smithson, Ami Vitale, Judy Walgren, Sabine Weiss, Frank Horvat, Elizabeth Avedon and many more. She also juried competitions and shows for A Smith Gallery, Darkroom Gallery, Gomma Photography Grant, Rayko Photo Center, L.A. & N.Y. Photo Curator, Emerge UK Prize, The PhotoPlace Gallery, Praxis Gallery, The Young Photographer's Award and others.
Sandrine Hermand-Grisel's work has been published in books and magazines as well as exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide.
While still working on personal projects, she now spends most of her time discovering new talents for All About Photo. She is also working on the new AAP Magazine committed exclusively to the publication of portfolios.