PhotographerFrank Machalowski
Prize2nd Place in One-shot:harmony / Fine art
City/CountryLeipzig, Germany
Photo Date2016
Entry Description

This series hangs heavy with mystery. In the apparent silence of the forest, rendered in delicate greys, great beasts hulk, meeting the gaze of the viewer with apparent lack of concern. The effect is magical realist in character: it evokes tranquility as much as it surprises with its subject matter. I provoke questions: are these beasts really present? And how? I seems to frame a private moment of magic, crystallising it and passing it forward for the viewer to see.

About Photographer

Frank Machalowski is a photographic artist and photographer, born in Berlin and live and work in Leipzig - Germany. After studying Economics in Berlin and applying himself to various trades he work as a freelance photographer and artist since 2011. He first got into photography as a hobby and at the beginning he was mainly into digital photography, but then he started shifting back to film as he found the charming characteristics and atmosphere of film photography to be more fascinating. Today he even develop and print some of his photos by his own. In his artistic progress he always looking for other representation of frequently seen pictures, like in his series 'multiexpo'. He's fascinated by the contrasts of urban life and deserted landscapes (he try to put this in his project wald//stadt). He simply want that people looking at his work and start to ask themselves, how on earth he did that and they getting stuck on the picture. All of his projects were fully or involving made with analog technique. Some photographs of his series 'monster', 'multiexpo' and 'tierwald' were shown in Germany, France, Spain, UK, USA and Italy at renowned galleries and festivals. He's part of a permanent collection of the Bibliotheque nationale de France in Paris. Since 2014 he's a part of the project "Berlin-Photography" represented by the Carpentier Gallery in Berlin. It is a collective of 32 photographers who are concern with the city of Berlin. This year end of may he's a part of the first analog photography festival in Barcelona, Spain. There he show 20 of his most known photographs from the series 'monster', 'multiexpo' and 'tierwald'.