Cities and streets: Dominique Bollinger

Villa Borghese, Rome, 2007 © Dominique Bollinger

06 San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome, 2007 © Dominique Bollinger

04 San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome, 2007 © Dominique Bollinger

05 Via del Tritone, Rome, 2007 © Dominique Bollinger

Dominique Bollinger: ”I wanted to work with 135 format and people in the street or church in Rome to show theatricality of our lives. For me it’s a great challenge because I have not photographed people since 30 years, the last time was in Africa when I was 25 years old. For me, the town and his surprises, the nature and his elements, are always sources of inspiration and amazement.”

15 Kunsthalle Museum n2, Hamburg, 2007 © Dominique Bollinger

14 Villa Medicis, Rome, 2007 © Dominique Bollinger

‘”When I photograph, I am like the cat in front of its quarry! The eyes are on the alert, all my body in movement, only concentrated on the object to be photographed. The essential is this extreme concentration of the eyes, all the body participates (movements up and down, on the edge….) and sometimes it can looks strange.

When I photograph it is mainly an action, thought is coming after when I look at the contacts prints or final prints. Photography is a universal language. I can express my fascination for the light best with photography. This language of the light can be understood by all the people, all the cultures in the world.”

08 San Pietro, Rome, 2007 © Dominique Bollinger

10 San Pietro, Rome, 2007 © Dominique Bollinger

Dominique Bollinger is a French photographer born on November 30th 1950 in Lyon, France. In 1986, he moved to Italy, near Rome, where he now resides. Bollinger has exhibited his work in Europe and the USA and has been published in the B&W Magazine and Zoom. He has been awarded the “Prix Kodak de la critique photographique”, Paris, in 1982 and the First price Namias, Milan in 1998. Bollinger has numerous public and private collections in Europe and the USA and his work is represented by galleries in Europe and the USA. In 2010, he opened his own gallery (Orcia fine art photography) in Tuscany, near Siena.

You can see more of Dominique’s work by visiting his website here.

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