We are extremely proud to announce that Alan Marcheselli, manager of the Impossible Partner Store Maranello was awarded First Prize of the Prix de la Photographie Pariscompetition in the category Fine Art – Non Professional.
The Prix de la Photographie Paris strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce international photographers. Winning photographs from this competition are exhibited in a high-profile gallery in Paris and published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book.
The jury, top international decision-makers in the photography industry, selected Px3 2014’s winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries: “Px3 is a photo competition that has two curators, myself and Daphne Angles. We have been told there are NO RULES in making our selections. The Curator’s Challenge is to make our own rules. Hopefully, you will find our selection worthy. As a judge you never have any sense where a new photo competition will lead you. You want to be confronted with fresh talents and imaginations that surprise you and take you on unexpected journeys. (…) There are also less representational, graphically good looking works included like the quirky existential Polaroids set ups from “Black Mood” (“Intimate alienation”) by Alan Marcheselli (Italian).” – W.M. – Bill – Hunt
Alan realized this portfolio using Impossible PX70 film and an SX-70. Each set is a different diorama made with paper by the author himself, then is shot with a Polaroid SX-70 and instant film. For this reason, each photo is a unique piece: “All images (the complete portfolio boasts 30 pictures) are paper dioramas of about 30X30X30 cm built on a reflecting white surface and lighted by a warm light. Right after the ejection of the photo, I destroyed the diorama to emphasize the uniqueness and the unrepeatability of the photo.
‘Black Mood’ (case of loneliness ) is that condition of intimate alienation that prevents us from relating with the world. Where self-pity is the shroud we wear and the food we offer to our soul. The inspiration for this portfolio comes from mixing what I like in the works of great artists as De Chirico, Salvador Dalì and Banksy J.
A friend of mine made the PX3 subscription for me… All I have left to say is ‘Thank you Carmen!’”