Manila from the Sky: A Photo Exhibit by Pierre-Emmanuel MICHEL


KAIDA Gallerry
June 6, 2010 at 6:00-9:00 pm   
26 Scout Torillo Corner Scout Fernandez, Sacred Heart, Timog
Quezon City, Philippines

Pierre-Emmanuel MICHEL, a french graphic designer based in Manila, has an enduring fascination and warm affinity to Philippines's people and culture. He shows a bird’s eye view of Manila’s patchworks of color and life, graphic impressions, structural labyrinths, and the people traversing its wide avenues and entangled street alleyways. From the mysterious early morning grays cloaking the city to the pulsating neon lights that beckon at night, he captures a spectrum of action and calm from a vantage point rarely seen by passersby.

Freezing moments, places and characters with large-format printouts on archival paper, Pierre-Emmanuel’s jaunts on camera translate into an infinite quest for what makes Manila -- the saturation of colors that come with the light, changing each moment of the day; the lines and structures that intersect and weave, creating shapes that slice and dice at visual perception; the depths, angles and dark corners that invite further scrutiny, never exposing too much: from a distance, beguiling in its mystery, Manila from the Sky demands a closer look.

See  Pierre-Emmanuel Michel website here.
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