An associated exhibition of the hEAd oN Photo Festival 2018
Lori Cicchini & Edmond Thommen present
Tela Umana (Human Canvas) a contemporary visual exploration of the female human form by two independent photographic artists, both uniquely designing their visions by combining the elements of raw beauty in nature from capture to print.
Opening Night Thursday 10th May 2018, 6-9pm.
Lori Cicchini is an Editorial Fashion, Beauty and Fine Art photographer. Driven by her interest in the arts, Lori pursued formal studies in photography, completing a Bachelor in Photography at the Canberra Institute of Technology. In 2017, for the third consecutive year, Cicchini was awarded the AIPP ACT Illustrative Photographer of the Year.
She achieved her Associate honour and in 2017 was awarded her Masters honours. In 2015, Cicchini was appointed as a member of the ACT Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP) Council and continues service to date on both the Commercial and State councils.
Cicchini's photography work has been described as "emotive" and "narrative", some of which can be "dark and provoking” yet at the same time "peaceful and beautiful". Her work has received numerous industry awards and accolades,
and has been published in various art and fashion magazines both nationally and internationally.
Edmond Thommen describes himself first, and foremost, as a Photographic Artist. For him the magic starts with the camera and his photographs.
His artistic expression is a testament to years of careful observation in photography, composition, lighting and design. His skill-set allows him to work with light and shades, play with compositions and absorb these into his new creations.
The female figure forms the basis of his artworks. They may soften or highlight the body’s outline by blending it into several layers of images he superimposes on the figure. Sometimes the figure seems to disappear behind a barrage of organic materials or man-made structures - until the viewer’s eyes start to actively search for the lines that in his or her mind “must be there” behind the image.