Italian photographer Aidan Sartin Conte creates surreal photo mashups to show connection between humans and cities transversely generations.
Aidan Sartin Conte creates surreal photo mashups by blending human faces with cityscapes. He beautifully shows connection between humans and cities in a brilliant way. His series, “where is my mind” and “chrononauts Stories”, he discovers the gray matter of the brain, the place where humans make remembrances, imagination, thoughts and dreams.
In these surreal photo mashups, you’ll see that human faces are covered with architectural backgrounds, sceneries and full of activity streets revealing journeys. In Chrononauts Stories, he portrayals are combined with photos of cityscapes but this time they’re the city streets of the 19th century. This series walk around the amazing achievements of mankind.
“Sketches and notes turn into thoughts and images. I sleep with my Moleskine and a pencil because most of my ideas come to me at night. I wake up and I write down what I have imagined or dreamed, to be sure to remember everything next morning.” He says.
“I’m always been curious about photography and when the Art school introduced me to the darkroom I was literally fascinated. Since I was a child there was a camera around me. My father was a big Nikon fan and he had a huge lens collection. He spent hours taking pictures of my brother and me in our childhood. So I grew up with photography and a curiosity for the pictures. All forms of art inspire me, but one of my greatest influences from early in my career is Surrealism.” He explained.
“My imaginary worlds are a mix of architectures, objects and animals. I use the most advanced technologies to express myself, but papers and pencils accompany the birth of my projects: sketches and notes turn into thoughts and images. Is the power to escapes the constraints of social and economic differences and the limits of space and time. I sleep with my Moleskine and a pencil because most of my ideas come to me at night. I wake up and I write down what I have imagined or dreamed, to be sure to remember everything next morning”. Wrote in his site.