So as you may know I have just submitted my project on Identity, and how a persons identity can be shown through their materialistic possessions. I felt the project went really well and I look forward to continuing with it.
I just wanted to share with you one of my most favourite photographers, who I researched for this topic. His name is Gabriele Galimberti and I researched a wide range of his photographic projects, first inspired by his series 'Mirrors and Windows'.
Galimberti travels to many different countries to explore a variety of topics and show the world what life is like in many different cultures.
'Mirrors and Windows' is a collection of images which uncovers what life is like for young girls between the ages of 18-30 across many different countries. He photographs these young women in the comfort of their own bedrooms, and each girl poses elegantly within the scene. The viewer begins to discover who these people are, through what they treasure most. He chooses his subjects based on the diversity of the people and really brings to light how unique every person is.
Another project Galimberti photographs is called 'Toy stories', and is a series of images of young children and their favourite toys. What I find most interesting about this project, is that he chooses to play with the child first, putting them at ease before composing and photographing the image. This is also another reason why this project caught my eye, as he position each toy perfectly within the scene, this really emphasised the importance of each individual toy to the child. I also found it interesting to read that most of the toys reflected the world each child was brought into, so the viewer learns more about what the parents do or want for the child, than the child itself.
Galimberti has a really unique way of photographing something so ordinary, yet making it seem so extraordinary and making us want to see more.