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Artist Phillip Kaminiak
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil I 2016
They say the beach in Rio is the only democratic space you can find in Rio. I loved spending my time at this beach where almost no white people were around. Around 5 minutes later the police appeared and made a big drama.
Phillip Kaminiak’s photograph’s look is a mix of classical flash street photography of the 80ies to 90ies, with a slight sense of fashion or portrait photography. The use of flash, small rangefinder cameras, rather wide lenses, a physical closeness to his subjects and 35mm film gives the pictures something raw and glossy at the same time. This has a significant effect on the question you might have standing in front of many of his pictures: „Is it staged or is it documentary“?