London vu par Irene Kung
Photographer and painter Irene Kung was born in Switzerland in 1958. Her technique, modeled on Etruscan, Roman and Renaissance frescoes delicately describes the tension between classical civilization and the contemporary world. In the last two or three years she has expanded her repertoire to include photography and has made a dramatic entry into the field. Now, we’re going to visit London through Kung’s eyes:
Westminster Abbey, 2007 – D-print on rag paper 39.3” x 31.5“ (100 x 80 cm)
Lloyds Building, 2007 – D-print on rag paper 39.3” x 31.5“ (100 x 80 cm)
In an interview with Irene Kung by Ludovico Pratesi, they talked about these cities project (including London, Paris, New York and others). We can read:
L.P.: When you look over a city you intend to photograph, what criteria guide your eye?
I.K.: First of all I walk around the city without taking pictures. Walking, I feel the atmosphere of the city, I walk around the monuments, I observe the light. Usually there’s a moment when I get to feel the atmosphere of the city and its monuments. That is my starting point. Later on I decide at what time the light helps me to portray a monument the way I perceive it.
L.P.: What are the reasons behind your choice of subjects?
I.K.: The choice of subject is essential. A monument, a sculpture, the sea. Everything that surrounds us can inspire a pause for reflection, for meditation.
Millenium Bridge, 2007 – D-print on rag paper 39.3” x 39.3“ (100 x 100 cm)
Tower Bridge, 2007 – D-print on rag paper 39.3” x 39.3“ (100 x 100 cm)