L'ÉTOILE SOUFFRANTEAbout this photograph
The reproduction of the landscape is the source of his work. For Alastair Magnaldo it is an invitation to dreams and poetry, where each detail has its own sense, each element its use, each scene its story to tell. Who has never dreamt of sleeping in cotton - wool clouds, to twirl amongst the stars and to rub shoulders with the moon? These are childish, simple emotions, inevitably constrained in some place by a traditional photographic reduction that he wanted to bring out in all simplicity. His reasoning is a product of a creative gesture subjected to the originality of each story. Each photograph must be a totally separate creation with its own idea.Read more Read less
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Alastair Magnaldo first encountered photography when he was ten years old, captivated by illuminated black and white prints. This luminous vision of photography has stayed with him. He tries to capture this light in his compositions. Colour is used for the unique purpose of adding atmosphere. Alastair Magnaldo is a scientist by training and remains attached to an experimental and creative approach. He decided to perfect his technique in order to free himself from technical constraints. Some of his photographs are photomontage, but others not and the viewer cannot be certain. What the photographer calls â€˜digital printsâ€™ result from this approach.