The two photographers show an exploration of photographic dimensionality through the pastel colors, minimalism, objects and bodies, spaces and obscured faces. Mate Moro is a young Hungarian photographer and art director born in 1989 in Dunaujvaros and is considered a new creative talent. After graduating from the University of Art and Design in Budapest Moholy-Nagy later won a scholarship to Zhdk in Zurich.
The creations of Mate Moro have a real sensual effect and explore the concept of space; the images reflect the relationship between the human figure and the spaces around it, where the shape ambient, forms and deforms the same body. With a keen eye, a clean and odd aesthetic the young during his working career has collaborated with many brands and magazines such as: Gucci, Wad Magazine, Louis Vuitton, and with the artist Yayoi Kusama. The objects inspire and face a new exceptionally vision of contemporary fashion photography.
The photographer’s work is cool, a cold modern fluorescence, where the corps appear to act as objects that interact with the scene. The photographer’s work is fresh, a modern cold fluorescence, where bodies appear to act as objects that interact with the scene. A surreal creativity, like a daydream, in a composition and decomposition coupled, where the obscured faces lead the eye viewer’s to not fix in one photographic point, the bright colors and the pastel softness colors become one of the identify characteristics of his work. Ina Jang is a photographer of Seoul, born in 1982, who currently works in Brooklyn. For her studies she moved to New York and received her BFA in photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2010. In 2012, she received an MPS in fashion photography.
The photographic world of the artist is closely linked to the images of fashion and her work is expressed in playful exploration of the matter and the subject. One of the iconic features of this young artist is to shade parts of her models or things such as bags, shoes and design items, to highlight a two-dimensional photography. The work of Jang was spotlighted in publications on the New York Times Magazine, the British Journal of Photography, Dave Magazine and many others. Her works have been internationally exhibited in galleries and festivals, such as the Empty Quarter in Dubai, at the New York Photo Festival, the Unseen in Amsterdam and at the Galerie Steph in Singapore. In 2013, she was presented as one of the emerging artists who work in the “a-watch” fashion highlighting attention to her distinctive and unique practice.
The all creations of the artist begin from the drawing of an idea, then passing to the realization of the materials for producing the image and then impress it on film. Jang describes her work as minimal, playful, colorful and form and depth are the intrinsic parts of her labor. The hidden identity of bodies in her photographs gives an intimate space for the viewers to relate the images in a simple and universal way. An interesting approach and pastel colors are the background of the cuts of sculptural forms and unexpected things. Her creations are not purposed to document, but want to express the art of a new visual world of ideas. For the photographer it’s not essential to represent the ideas or specific programs, but only images, where the words do not exist.
Exploring their design vision we can ask various questions: which one of the two artists may have taken a cue from the other? Seeing their artistic career we can point out the different application of the same conceptual vision, one inherent in the fashion world and the other only to a photograph. We can’t give a sure answer to these questions, but how well you know the photograph is a certificate of reality, able to bring out feelings and questions that only a personal view can give.
Text by Chiara Manzoni