Ramla / Israel
Pini Hamou is a visual Artist of 47 years old from Isreal. He lectures in Photography and Art history and holds many photography workshops. Pini has won several contests with his photography and has exhibited in numerous photo exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout Israel. Pini´s photography vary in topics from documentary, nature to conceptual art projects. The blend of photography, painting and cinematography are very clear in Pinis photos. He takes his ideas from his fantasies that gives him big freedom while shooting and processing. His conceptual art works are often based on fantasies, fairy tales and the world of childhoods. He blurs the boundaries between them and creates his own in to his photos. To Pini its important that each photo tells a story, passes over an idea and makes the viewer ask many questions. He always shoot in natural light so there can be long waiting for the perfect time and light to come for a photography.
Black and white body
Black and white body 1
Black and white body 2
Black and white body 3
The Aesthetics of Alienation
This series is a journey between femininity, alienation, mystery and aesthetics.
The photos drawn from painting tradition and creates interaction between painting and photography.
The starting point to this series is correspondence with the paintings of two realistic painters, the American Edward Hopper and the English John William Waterhouse.
They both dealt with femininity, but each one in a different way. Hopper depicts the women in his paintings in the midst of the urbanite alienation, and Waterhouse place them in the world of fantasy, beauty, fairytales and nature.
The series combines urban life with fantasy, realism with imagination. The photos are portraits which depict Mystifying surrealistic scene, telling a story of alienation and on the other side of aesthetics. Some women are lonely in an urbanite, un-define environment, and some are in pastoral nature. The pictures are rich with symbolism, details, intense colors and complex compositions.
Up and the dress
Pinis conceptual art works are often based on fantasies, fairy tales and the world of childhoods. He blurs the boundaries between them and creates his own world in to his photographs. We often meet unrealistic situations but they become real in his photography. To Pini its important that each photo tells a story, passes over an idea and makes the viewer ask many questions.