a controversial love story.: Tira and Gunawan.
Luca Desienna is an award-winning photographer based in London. He received many awards such as the Px3 People's Choice Award in 2010, 1st Prize Winner at Simulacrum Photo Contest judged by Richard Billingham, 1st Prize MEET MY WORLD photo contest and an official selection at VOIES Off 2011. In addition he was shortlisted for the Photographers' Master Cup, he received an Honorable Mention at the 2011 LENS CULTURE Exposure Awards and the Spider Black and White Award 2008, he was also selected as a finalist at the Best of Photography Annual 2008, and shortlisted for the 2008 Travel Photographer of The Year.
His photography appeared in magazines such as The British Journal of Photography, Vanity Fair, Intelligence in Lifestyle, Kult Magazine, Vanidad, Genis Aci, Eyemazing, No Name, a-n, Gomma, XL, VICE and Time Out.
He exhibited throughout Europe and has taken part in numerous art fairs and collective exhibitions, including the FOTO8 Summer Show and the Padova Art Fair. In addition he was juror of various awards, such as the Photolucida Critical Mass and the Crestock Photo Contest. Among his recent job highlights Luca was the ad campaign photographer for Diesel U Music 2009/2010 and was the editor of Gomma Magazine from 2004 to 2007.
Luca is the co-owner and Chief Editor of Gomma Online and Gomma Books Ltd, respectively a popular online portal for photographers and a bijou publishing house, specializing in high quality collectible photo books. Gomma was established in 2004. Luca is also the brains behind MONO, an hardback photo book showcasing the best contemporary black and white photographers (to be published in fall 2012).
Rosangela Betti was born in Mercatale Sassocorvaro (PU) October 27, 1946.
She studied at the School of Art F. Mengaroni of Pesaro. She didn’t complete her studies. She’s self-taught in all her forms of expression. Her first exhibition of paintings took place in 1968 in Pesaro. Since October 1980 she began to speak with the photographic medium. The first personal photo show is in 1982 at the Ken Damy Gallery of Brescia.
She has been published in various magazines in Italy and in Japan. Who wrote about her: Italo Zannier, Giovanna Calvenzi, Roberta Valtorta, Giuliana Scimè, Roberto Mutti, Paul Barbaro, Denis Curti, Ken Damy, Ando Gilardi.
Various articles about her work have appeared in major newspapers and magazines, such as la Repubblica, il Corriere della Sera, l’Unità, il Resto del Carlino, Progresso Fotografico, Il Fotografo, Photo, Foto Pratica, Reflex, Zoom, Life Photographers.
Her images have also been published on “L’Espresso”, “Capital”, “GQ”, “NU”, “Life People”, “Rimini In”, “Zaeffiro Magazine”. She’s received many awards and recognitions.
She actually lives and works in Rimini.
Rosangela Betti lives scattered inside herself. She’d like to live in Procida, the island of Arthur, as a tribute to Morante. Alternatively, she’d live in Paris as a tribute to Colette .
She’s making pictures since 1980. After experimenting painting and sculpture she found herself being much more congenial to the medium of photography to achieve emotional thoughts that govern her inner world.
She believes that photography manages to steal, in just one click, a state of mind, a thought of another idea seen through the lens.
She doesn’t get the deepest emotion when she clicks (she’s not thinking while clicking, she acts in a subliminal state), but in the darkroom. There the full potential of what she wanted appears on the white paper. The b/w is the only way to express what she means.
To paraphrase the motto of Flaubert: “The Bovary c’est moi”, she says: my photos sont moi.
30 years of photos in b/w. nude male, female, transsexual and herself.
Virtually all human knowledge that she hates and loves in equal measure.
What Piero Mughini says about her: “I met Rosangela Betti equipped her picture of a wonderful creature, the nineteen year old Angela Allegrezza, which she discovered and photographed. Since then I have always been curious and voracious seeing her photographic meetings with the Feminine, the last of them had place with my spicy and tattered friend Isabella Santacroce. I’m always struck by her ability to look at the body of a woman that i don’t know whether to call supremely masculine or feminine. A woman photographs a woman, and she flares. She’s fire “
Music: .Al di Meola plays Piazzolla (1996)-Night Club 1960
Rosangela Betti nasce a Mercatale-Sassocorvaro (PU) il 27 ottobre 1946.
Studia alla scuola d’Arte F. Mengaroni di Pesaro. Non porta a termine gli studi. E’ autodidatta in tutte le sue forme espressive. Vive e lavora a Rimini.
Prima mostra di pittura a Pesaro nel 1968.
Dall’ottobre del 1980 inizia ad esprimersi con il mezzo fotografico.
Prima personale di fotografia alla galleria Ken Damy a Brescia nel 1982.
E’ stata pubblicata su varie riviste di settore e non. In Italia e in Giappone.
Hanno scritto di lei: Italo Zannier-Giovanna Calvenzi-Roberta Valtorta-Giuliana Scimé-Roberto Mutti-Paolo Barbaro-Denis Cur-ti-Ken Damy-Ando Gilardi.
Vari articoli che parlano del suo lavoro sono apparsi su importanti quotidiani, quali: La Repubblica-Corriere della Sera-L’Unità-Il Resto del Carlino e settimanali quali L’Espresso…
ROSANGELA BETTI VIVE SPARSA DENTRO DI SÉ.
Pensa di andare ad abitare a Procida nell’isola di Arturo come omaggio alla Morante. In alternativa a Parigi come omaggio a Colette.
Fotografa dal 1980 dopo aver sperimentato la pittura e la scultura. Ha trovato molto più congeniale il mezzo fotografico per realizzare i suoi pensieri emotivi che governano il suo mondo interiore. Ritiene che la fotografia in un click riesce a determinare uno stato d’animo un pensiero un’idea di altro visto attraverso l’obiettivo.
L’emozione più profonda non la riceve quando scatta. (Quando scatta non pensa agisce in stato subliminale.) Ma bensì in camera oscura. È lì che tutto il potenziale di quello che voleva appare sul foglio bianco. Il b/n è il solo modo per esprimere tutto quello che vuole dire.
PARAFRASANDO FLAUBERT: “LA BOVARY C’EST MOI”. LEI DICE: “LE MIE FOTO: C’EST MOI”.
30 anni di foto in b/n. Colore in minima parte. Nudo maschile femminile transessuale e me medesima. Praticamente tutto lo scibile umano che ama & odia in pari misura