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Artist Phillip Kaminiak
Cape Town, South Africa I 2014
This is not a Zoo. It’s a penguin, that decided to live in South Africa, that loves summer and heat. And there is 2 persons (maybea a couple) watching this penguin. Maybe with a smile, maybe with a face of amazement. We will never know because we can’t see their faces.
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“?