PM007

PM007

Contemporary and Conceptual Photographic Artist

Fred Pirone – Photograher, Designer, and Art Director

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I am a photographer and video artist. My interests lie in contemporary photography, mix media, and design.

My current body of work is an exploration of my life and the world around me in order to gain a better understanding of myself in relationship to the broader world. Additionally, this body of work seeks to merge the many hats that I wear and interests that I have that have given shape to my epistemological approach in how I view the physical reality called the Universe. This includes being a lawyer, anthropologist, archaeologist, photographer, researcher, and scientist as well as my interests in history, theoretical physics, religion and spirituality. In this regard, I see the “camera” as a tool that records the data of this exploration and the presentation of the resultant images as the artistic creation that communicates the findings of this journey in a way that transcends and speaks to the deepest levels of self in “others”. It is within this context, I look to challenge people’s ideas of what they have come to understand about the world they live in and to engage them with images that forces each person including myself to consider and interact with the question either consciously or on some subconscious level: Are you willing to abandon everything you have come to believe and understand for absolute truth?

Further, my creative work is deeply rooted in my desire to capture the divine in nature and in human interactions and form and to create narratives with my photographic art that comments on the nature of a contrived world and what is real in a way that pushes beyond the limits of comfortability and understanding in order to bring into the forefront of the mind a new reality. I like to explore ways to create self-contained narratives in the images that I create that bring about new meanings and emotions. I see the image as a form of language complete with its own syntax and structure.

I am also interested in exploring the relationships of body, camera, and the resultant image in terms of challenging notions of self and other by coming to terms with body and space in a process of giving over to otherness through being both the subject and object. Several projects that I have worked on include exploring how identity both in terms of the male and female form and the sense of self function in relationship to the structures of visuality and the discourse of the male or female nude breaking away from the entanglement of eroticism without compromising the sexual identity and aesthetic of the sexual embodiment.

I like to experiment with new photographic techniques and more established techniques that I have not employed previously in my work. I like to focus on the process and do not see the final image as an end point but a starting position for further investigation and creation.

A lot of my work has been informed by the photographic artists Robert Mapplethorpe, Jerry Uelsmann, Sally Mann, Collier Schorr, Barry Underwood, Gary Schneider, Wolfgang Tillmans, Christian Boltanski, Ma Liuming, and Zhang Huan; as well as from surrealist artists like Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, and Hans Bellmer.

Besides photographic methods, I am also interested in performance art, art installations, video art, and sculpture.

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