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FOTOBLUR MAGAZINE ISSUE 5 MOHAMMED AL-FURAIH KHALID AL-SAIGH FAISAL ALMALKI ANTONIO ARCOS FAHAD ABDULLAH BAHADA LUIS BELTRÁN MARCUS BJÖRKMAN VITALI BOLUCEVSCHI ANJA BÜHRER BARBARA CORVINO ALPER ÇUKUR ANNA EVGEN ZSOLT FURESZ FERNAND HICK HENGKI KOENTJORO MACIEJ LESZCZYNSKI MICHAEL VINCENT MANALO SUREN MANVELYAN MARCIA SCHULMAN MARTIN JODY MILLER JAMES ANDRE MORTRAM ROBERT MUELLER ENZO PERRAZZIELLO WESLEY PHILLIPS KANI POLAT DOROTHÉE RAPP MARIE-ANCOLIE ROMANET YAVUZ SARIYILDIZ AUSADAVUT SARUM EDMONDO SENATORE DAVID SENECHAL CARMEN SPITZNAGEL GORAN STAMENKOVIC JUNIE SUH LINDA WRIDE ABDUL AZIZ AL ZAHRANI featuring PIERRE PELLEGRINI


FOTOBLUR MAGAZINE ISSUE 5, SPRING 2010 EDITOR & PUBLISHER LANCE RAMOTH E-MAIL CONTACT@FOTOBLUR.COM WEB HTTP://WWW.FOTOBLUR.COM/MAGAZINE ISSN# 1944-0006 THANKS COLE THOMPSON & CHIARA GABBI PRINTED ON DEMAND BY MAGCLOUD HTTP://FOTOBLUR.MAGCLOUD.COM PHOTOGRAPHERS MOHAMMED AL-FURAIH, KHALID AL-SAIGH, FAISAL ALMALKI, ANTONIO ARCOS, FAHAD ABDULLAH BAHADA, LUIS BELTRÁN, MARCUS BJÖRKMAN, VITALI BOLUCEVSCHI, ANJA BÜHRER, BARBARA CORVINO, ALPER ÇUKUR, ANNA EVGEN, ZSOLT FURESZ, FERNAND HICK, HENGKI KOENTJORO, MACIEJ LESZCZYNSKI, MICHAEL VINCENT MANALO, SUREN MANVELYAN, MARCIA SCHULMAN MARTIN, JODY MILLER, JAMES ANDRE MORTRAM, ROBERT MUELLER, ENZO PERRAZZIELLO, WESLEY PHILLIPS, KANI POLAT, DOROTHÉE RAPP, MARIE-ANCOLIE ROMANET, YAVUZ SARIYILDIZ, AUSADAVUT SARUM, EDMONDO SENATORE, DAVID SENECHAL, CARMEN SPITZNAGEL, GORAN STAMENKOVIC, JUNIE SUH, LINDA WRIDE, ABDUL AZIZ AL ZAHRANI, AND FEATURING PIERRE PELLEGRINI

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Contents FAHAD ABDULLAH BAHADA ROBERT MUELLER HENGKI KOENTJORO MARCUS BJÖRKMAN FERNAND HICK VITALI BOLUCEVSCHI MACIEJ LESZCZYNSKI CARMEN SPITZNAGEL ABDUL AZIZ AL ZAHRANI LUIS BELTRÁN MOHAMMED AL-FURAIH JODY MILLER DAVID SENECHAL ANJA BÜHRER DOROTHÉE RAPP ANNA EVGEN KHALID AL-SAIGH PIERRE PELLEGRINI LINDA WRIDE

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MICHAEL VINCENT MANALO ZSOLT FURESZ ANTONIO ARCOS JUNIE SUH FAISAL ALMALKI KANI POLAT ALPER ÇUKUR GORAN STAMENKOVIC MARCIA SCHULMAN MARTIN MARIE-ANCOLIE ROMANET BARBARA CORVINO SUREN MANVELYAN EDMONDO SENATORE AUSADAVUT SARUM JAMES ANDRE MORTRAM ENZO PERRAZZIELLO YAVUZ SARIYILDIZ WESLEY PHILLIPS

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Featured photographer

PIERRE PELLEGRINI I’m not always sure if it’s me looking for the subject or if the subject is looking for me. Since childhood I’ve been fascinated by nature. In my early years I was always curious and enjoyed adventures to find new places. My mother noticed that I was a good observer so for my tenth birthday my father gave me a Polaroid camera. However, it has only been within the last 5 years that I’ve had the time to grown my passion for photography. I prefer to create images in black and white where elements such as contrast, shape, and volume are much more evident. Black and white images allow me to use more of my imagination leading to a greater freedom of interpretation. I mainly photograph landscapes and buildings simply because I like them. For me, photography is a wonderful way to communicate and, at the same time, provides me the opportunity to feel emotions. This is why most of my images possess balance, harmony, and tranquility. While searching for that perfect subject to photograph I’m not always sure if it’s me looking for the subject or if the subject is looking for me.

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When that meeting does takes place it generates an image that perfectly reflects me and my personality. I believe that each photographer’s personal style is derived from their personal life experience. In the end, a photograph must remain poetic. My collection of photographs are the result of five years of work and experimentation in long exposure photography. This kind of photography requires a different rhythm in which time becomes the essential element. I take my time when composing this type of image. In between shots I have time to live, time to experience the atmosphere, time to reflect, and time to study the next field. This is a great way for me to escape from the normal flow of reality and to create a world that my eyes would not be able to see otherwise. Long exposures reveal a different world where the dynamism of the sky is emphasized in opposition to the eternal movement of the water that instead becomes frozen and stretched like a silk dress. The time, which may be different according to several conditions, is immortalized, taken and then enclosed in a single image.


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I wish to thank in particular a photographer friend that in recent years has helped and advised me. For me, he is a great talent and a very generous and helpful person. His name is Philippe Mougin. Many other people have also been part of my photographic life: from my first teacher of photography, Professor Quadri, to my teacher Gabriella Corti, to all the members of the photo club in Capriasca, and to all those who have given me encouragement at Fotoblur. I want to conclude with a warm gratitude to my father, who is no longer with us, for giving me my first camera and the opportunity to grow this passion.

View more of Pierre Pellegrini’s photographs at http://web.ticino.com/fotografie.pierre/Ticino.Svizzera/Pierre_Pellegrini.html and http://www.fotoblur.com/people/ppierre E-mail Pierre at pellegrinipierre@ticino.com

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