|Artist / Creator||Amandine Nabarra-Piomelli|
|Place of Publication||Irvine, CA|
|Structure / Binding||Four-fold single sheet booklet structure. Enclosed in a wrap around jacket.|
|Medium / Materials||Pigmented digital prints on matte paper.|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||5.25 x 7 inches. Unfolds to 12.5 x 18.5 inches.|
|Edition Size||Edition of 45|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
One of my best friends recently told me she had been loving a man, secretly, since she was in college. Shocked by the news, I went roaming the freezing winter streets of Paris at night, trying to make sense of her conflicting feelings. As I was walking and taking pictures I envisioned painterly images reminiscent of the Impressionist movement and like its painters I wanted to catch particular fleeting impressions of color and light representing my state of mind and my friend’s dilemma. I experimented with layering multiple photographs to emphasize sensations of solitude, secrecy, loneliness, and missed opportunities. The 8-page book is nested in a jacket. It unfolds to reveal the “secret” which is written but not readable.
Artist BioAmandine Nabarra-Piomelli is a photographer and book artist who grew up in France and now resides in Irvine, California. Amandine tells us. "I used to think I was a photographer, but I realize now that I am an image-maker. I construct tales of impossible love or of dreams that go beyond what can be expressed in a single image. The photographs become short stories, and they dictate their own form of presentation including installations, artist books or sequences. They are not told necessarily in linear fashion, which vastly increases the number of possible interpretations. I experiment with layering several different images and with a variety of narrative mechanisms. This way, the visual flow of the sequence is altered and normal reading habits are disrupted which allows viewers to blend their thoughts with the images."