Artist Statement: Tales of a City III
This series is the third part of an ongoing urban photo-narrative project about London and UK that is made of individual short stories. Each image captures and tells a single tale. It is a set of documentary street photography. All the photographer’s fetishistic elements are present: his plastic people, shop windows, abandoned objects, garbage, food, messages and street portraits. The group is linked by the same pop style, looking for effects, through saturated colors and reflections. Tales I was born almost spontaneously while Tales II showed the same motivations, and now Tales III, which was entirely shot using a 50mm lens, confirms the conceptual scheme of the whole project. In fact, some places have been re-visited to show the passing of time in the same details. The intention is to portray the old city and other United Kingdom towns shiny and new, once more.
Seigar is an English philologist, a high school teacher, and a curious photographer. He is a fetishist for reflections, saturated colors, details and religious icons. He feels passion for pop culture that shows in his series. He considers himself a travel and street photographer. His aim as an artist is to tell tales with his camera, to capture moments by trying to give them a new frame and perspective. Traveling is his inspiration. However, he tries to show more than mere postcards from his visits, creating a continuous conceptual line story from his trips. The details and subject matters come to his camera once and once again, almost becoming an obsession.
His three most ambitious projects so far are his “Plastic People," a study on anthropology and sociology that focuses on the humanization of the mannequins he finds in the shop windows all over the world, "Response to Ceal Floyer for the Summer Exhibition," a conceptual work that understands art as a form of communication, and his "Tales of a City," an ongoing urban photo-narrative project taken in London.
He usually covers public events with his camera showing his interest for social documentation. He has participated in several exhibitions, and his works have also been featured in international publications. He writes for The Cultural Magazine (Spain) about photography and for Memoir Mixtapes (Los Angeles) about music. He has collaborated with VICE Spain, WAG1 Magazine (text and photography for both), and his works have been featured in his Vogue Italy portfolio.
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