How to make ordinary objects that we use every day in everyday life look different from what they always do? How to see unusual facets in them? Photographer William Castellana, for example, plays with light and shadow and tries out a variety of techniques and types of lighting. His black and white shots are a new take on a light bulb, rubber glove, and even a corkscrew.
William Castellana became interested in photography while still in college, where he actually studied philosophy. But enrollment in courses where students were taught to take black and white photographs later dramatically changed his life. After graduation and several years of work as an illuminator in black and white photographs of William Castellana, serious publications became interested.
In black-and-white photographs, William Castellana tries to rid the subjects of the photographed from their usual functions. So, an electric light bulb is no longer a utilitarian object, but something that looks like a humanoid's face. An ordinary piece of ice from a freezer is more like an iceberg, and a corkscrew is beautiful not because it uncorks bottles, but because of its spiral shape. Isn't this the essence of real art?
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