I started this series in the Autumn of 2019. I was thinking about textures that could describe the inner ache of loneliness, the pain of breakup, painful events in a person's life. I decided to combine & apply analog and digital editing approaches together because we can not always to describe an internal state, emotions, empathy and compassion.
BEST Prismagraphy Portraits ╳ 19TONES. PART I
Over a period of 5 years I have had a very enriching interaction with audience through "prismagraphy". I finally gathered all portraits I made in this genre for all the years. I've been doing the kind of work for the last five years. So I created a term for photographs taken with prismatic glass "Prismagraphy" – it's a large part of my art.
COMMON SENSE IS NOT SO COMMON
COMMON SENSE IS NOT SO COMMON I think the concept of common sense is very known to many of us. But I'd like to talk about it right now through photography during digital era and social provocations.
ATZEN Skin Care // 19TONES
I was inspired by experiments with light, calligraphy, prismatic glass & long exposure. Our goal was to go away from direct / traditional advertising & to reflect the important relationship between technology and 5 ATZEN product lines: BALANCE™, PURIFY™, RENEW™, IN-SHAPE™, PROTECT™. The projector light includes a name of one of the 5 main products & characteristic color for that product in each case. Also, the light defines / highlight the area of cream application on the body. For example, the PROTECT™ product is a sun block line which are orange & used on face, around eyes, neck, and neckline.
This time I wanted to reflect the important relationship between an artist and his art. The projector light includes calligraphy letters by Pokras Lampas. It's an experiment on refraction of light with a glass teapot from IKEA :) Enjoy the series!
A large, fast, furious coupe, designed to be the maddest Lexus.
H-ART, Hong Kong
The city I've seen traveling through Asia
THE PEARL 2049. SHANGHAI SERIES
Skyscrapers appear fixed in time, but they constantly change.
Bulleit ╳ 19Tones: MADE FOR BULLEIT
In collaboration with Bulleit, I created a special series of the 10 neon portraits based on experiments with prismatic and reflecting surfaces. Rethinking our reality through locations, personalities and experiments with color, I always try to play with understanding and tell stories about Moscow, its heroes, practices and discoveries through photography. This series is the process of putting photos onto aluminium canvases 100 ╳ 150cm.
19Tones ╳ L–Bank, Triptych "Dispersion (opics)"/ 2019
Triptych “DĪSPĘRSĪØN (øptics)” Experiments always lead you to a whole new which change your view of creativity and photo works. Today I’m truly happy to share the results of those experiments with you which I’m sincerely proud of. There’s more than just photography. In collaboration w/ @LBank_ I also want to draw the viewers’s attention to the difference between of the perception of our image editing approaches obtained using analogue and digital methods. The comparison between two methods (analogue and digital ones) induces dualism based on the view/concept that photographs consist of these methods that co-exist together which result in photo works recycled through prisms.
adidas Originals ╳ 19TONES: NITE JOGGER
The collaboration includes making photo series inspired by reflective details the NITE JOGGER has & my experiments with prismatic and reflecting glass.
Yu Garden / 豫园
China has a symbolic relationship with ancient architecture dating back through ages. Taken in a 460-year-old extensive classic Chinese garden Yu Yuan (the gardens suffered damage numerous times during the 19th century before being repaired by Liangshun Han (Rockery Han) appointed by the Shanghai government from 1956 to 1961), this portfolio reflects the ancient architecture of Chinese buildings and shows their differences from modern architecture. Yuyuan retains its old world charm and is frequented daily by million of people a day. While new cafe, shops, restaurants are being built in Yu Garden such as KFC, Starbucks, Pandora, Swatch and others, these photographs offer a last look at a part of the Chinese culture that is disappearing quickly, mainly due to the country’s focus on economic and modernisation.
PRISMATIC GLASS + CURTAINS. #prismagraphy by 19tones
Experiments always lead you to a whole new which change your view of creativity and photo works. I keep experimenting on textures of photography using various types of prismatic glass. This time, however, I took pictures outdoors. I love how that almost invisible texture of the cheapest thin curtains is mixed with the sky. ⠀ Experiments like this always blew me away because they all go through analog processing/editing technique even before colour correction and post-production. As a result of that, it makes them unique, non-reproducible by someone else, unrepeatable as opposed to digital effects processing. So in a sense, there’s a story behind it. #prismagraphy
Daylight in Hong Kong
A few more shots from charming Hong Kong It's all about tones & colours in the city with the craziest street locations. This time I decided to scout to the city in daylight.
"DATA FALL" Sculpture. Photography of Felipe Pantone
Felipe Pantone is a Spanish Artist whose works are recognisable by "fragmented" geometric compositions with bright RGB colour accents. Pantone created his first public art object — a 24-meter installation “Data Fall” located in the central hall of the Atrium in the Summer of 2018. I took a few photos of Felipe and his sculpture special for the Hypebeast resource.
FUTURISTIC 2018 ////// DUBAI, UAE
Dubai is one of the most astonishing engineering projects to date. It accurately describes our view and understanding of the possible urban structure of the future. The city was literally built in the middle of the desert.The architecture, the progressiveness, the shapes of those masterpieces impress our imagination & demonstrate human greatness in nature.
the NEW TRETYAKOV Gallery State Museum ╳ Pokras Lampas.
The NEW TRETYAKOV Gallery State Museum ╳ Pokras Lampas: 18 Words about Vasily Vereshchagin.
No future. 何かが消えてしまったという感覚だけが、目覚めてからも、長く、残る
Inspired by a EDEN's song "no projector" // album "no future". "何かが消えてしまったという感覚だけが、目覚めてからも、長く、残る" / / October 2019 Photography by 19TONES. photographer: @19tones model: @kanakinakanakina
Plastic Optical Prism Sheet
Another episode of experimenting with textures & light. I've been wanting to take portraits with different kinds of transparent sheets/film for a long time. Because a game of textures is one of the most interesting things in photography. It's all about manual technique to take photos. Photographs like those ones are usually taken with physical materials which reproduce additional visual properties of objects and surfaces, textures. It's like an interactive experience of a real-world environment. It's as if they are enhanced by photoshop-generated perceptual information, but it's not the case. You literally use different prismatic & reflective materials to get a complex image. Those materials refracting the light are your paint and a brush. You paint before you do post-production.
Mural «Д ¥ Ā Л И З М» ╳ Large Calligraphy Art 250m2
LEVI`S ╳ Pokras Lampas: 50th Anniversary TRUCKER Jacket
Collaboration between LEVI`s and modern calligraphy artist Pokras Lampas. 50th Anniversary of TRUCKER Type III Denin Jacket. Art project.
Shanghai: NEVER NEVER #018 #019
The alternative version of Shanghai about which I will tell you through the night city shots. // Skyscrapers appear fixed in time, but constantly change. Colours and contrasts turn it into the future, they will reveal a little story about one of the fastest growing cities in China and in the world to inspire you.
BEST Calligraphy Art Projects ╳ POKRAS LAMPAS. PT. 1
Best modern calligraphy, street art & commercial ad projects by Pokras Lampas and his creative production team.