waning present…


An attempt of picking up the dream, the utopia, that place where, as the chamber of secret of each one of us, where we go to reload ourselves to continue.” – Claudio Edinger

São Paulo 9 by Claudio Edinger.

Lesson / Koan : Focus on others.

Born in Rio de Janeiro and raised in Sao Paulo, Claudio Edinger moved to New York when he was 24 years old. After 30 years of admiring Rio, Edinger released the book “ Rio ,” nominated as one of the best of the year by Photo District News in 2001 and American Photo magazine in 2003.

BTW,

Selective focus is actually the way we see things. It emphasizes the duality, and all of the paradoxes our lives are built on.

Claudio Edinger is interested in images that play with our minds, that take us out of our comfort zone, of our routine.

Brazilian Photographer Claudio Edinger to Exhibit at New Gallery Dec 1, 2010 Mar 26, 2011

São Paulo 27 by Claudio Edinger.

NEW YORK – Starting December 1, 2010, 1500 Gallery will be exhibiting the most recently completed body of work by renowned Brazilian photographer Claudio Edinger: Sao Paulo Ambiguous, color photographs of Edinger’s hometown Sao Paulo, shot on large format film with a Sinar 4 x 5 camera, using the technique of selective focus. This technique, of which Edinger was one of the first pioneers, involves manipulating the alignment of the large format negative relative to the lens creating a distinctive distortion of focus in the resulting image.

São Paulo 6 by Claudio Edinger.

The effect lends a surreal, miniature-like appearance to landscapes and urban scenes, giving the impression of a diorama or architectural maquette.

NOTE :

São Paulo 4 by Claudio Edinger.

We love big cities. We hate big cities. Claudio Edinger is very much interested in this ambiguity, in this illusion that what you see is real. There’s no “real;” he photographs the past. The moment you press the shutter is gone — it will never come back. For Claudio Edinger, photography is all about philosophy, trying to make sense of all this. Claudio Edinger is able to freeze a slice of the past to try to make sense of our ever waning present.

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