LOGICAL, SENSIBLE, REASONABLE. ALL WORDS THAT ARE SYNONYMOUS FOR RATIONAL. BUT WHEN IT COMES TO ART, TO THE EXPRESSION OF CREATIVITY, HOW RATIONAL IS RATIONAL? IN A UNIVERSE WHERE EXPRESSING YOURSELF EMOTIONALLY, DOES RATIONALITY EVEN EXIST?
Meet Designed4Art. Obviously not his real name, but that is OK. We don’t need to be rational about that. Designed4Art was born 29 years ago in Ivory Coast. When he was 16 years old he moved to Paris, France where he now lives since 13 years and where he works as photographer. And how he got to that is not rational as well.
Designed4Art was born however in a very rational family where things were approached in very rational ways. Which lead him to his first career choice: law. But creativity will never be ignored so no matter how secure and reasonable his professional choice was, Designed4Art ended up being an in-house lawyer for a French fashion house. Here he came in touch with true creativity, though for Design4Art creativity was not something new. He’s been singing in a Gospel Choir since he was 10 years old, has been writing poetry for a decade and plays theatre since 3 years. Indeed Designed4Art has always sought out ways to express his creative self.
About 3 years ago Designed4Art almost lost his life in a terrible car accident. Going though this totally irrational experience made him decide to live his life to its fullest and focus on the one thing that really matters to him: photography. So here we are. Photography was the obvious choice for Designed4Art. The fastest and best way to express his artistic side.
Design4Art started with street photography but since 1 year now he has been focussing his lens more on fashion models and nude photography. No matter what photo he takes, for Designed4Art it has to represent his subjects soul and sensuality. More specifically, his nude work focus exclusively on the male form because he wants people to understand that contrary to what is being taught, the male body is very artistically attractive. In other words he secretly hopes to at least do with male models, what Newton created with female models. Rational? –BM-
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