PhotographerJOSE LAIÑO
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyJose Laiño
City/CountrySantiago de Compostela, Spain
Photo Date01/07/14
Technical InfoF/18, 1/40sec, ISO 100
Entry Description

I intend to synthesize the surreal art world in a single image to convey feelings through elements of surreal imagery, using opposing concepts as real and unreal, hard and sharp in contrast to the soft and smooth, disconcerting scales, the powerful color of artificial material (plastic representing the lipstick manmade) compared to the color of natural material (shell). This balance between opposing concepts is done with minimal elements and abstracting on a light background, with intent to obtain a clean and direct image.

About Photographer

Jose Laiño was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Since 1982 he live in Galicia, Spain, native country of his parents where he obtained spanish citizenship. He studied architecture and worked for twelve years for a national and international architectural offices, making projects, models, photography, photocollages and 3D models of buildings and industrial design in many competitions projects that have won prizes. In these years, his interest in photography was rising, using analog cameras with macro lens to photograph architectural and conceptual models, although his interest in photography comes from many years ago. He has also worked in painting from a very early age, getting the award Novos Valores in Pontevedra Biennial 1991, Spain. He has studied and practiced airbrushing and airbrushing on photography at the Center for the Study of Video and Image in Santiago de Compostela obtaining outstanding rating in his final work diploma. Since 2009 he excited for photography, as well as for digital edition and digital manipulation, especially in still life category, self-taught learning and using photography as a means to express ideas in a creative way. Since 2013 Jose Laiño presents his recent photographic work to international contests for the first time, obtaining awards and recognitions from various juries by relevant people from the photographic industry in different countries. Since 2015 he is dedicated to photography professionally