E#MOTION-ALTEA, SPAIN, 2018
Limited Edition Gallery-Quality Photography with a Certificate of Authenticity
E#MOTION is a conceptual photography project on which Ivailo Stanev-Álvarez has been working in the past three years. It is a different look and suggestion on some of the most famous and visited tourist and summer destinations in Europe. With its colour and appeal, they have become the stories of many movies, books, a place for festivals and expensive holidays.
Through the expressive means of photography, but rather as a graphic artwork, all these places are shown in a series of black and white photographs. They have a different artistic character, ranging from classic and nostalgic effect to something more subtle and interpreting reality.
In the La PLAYA series, you will look in a world beyond the colour. These subtle abstractions have the power to convey even more emotion than a full-blown image. Small deviations and blurry borders give the viewer a new way of perceiving the world - more straightforward, more powerful.
And as we experience the world around us in its full colour, black and white photography in this project is reduced to different shades of grey that will take you back in time.
These Monochrome prints give a less realistic picture of places or completely avoid reality - E#MOTION!
Ivailo Stanev-Álvarez started his career as a fashion and advertising photographer. Over the years he had numerous publications for the magazines such as Esquire, Playboy, Maxim, FHM, Harper's Bazaar, Elegance, Dali magazine. As well as a photographer he worked as a photo editor of Esquire and Dali Magazine.
His primary inspiration in photography are the people. He loved to describe their lives, to observe their attitude. Portraits, street, documentary - these are the main fields of photography he works in.
He had numerous exhibitions, and his works are possession of many private collectors.