30 August 2009
Robert Polidori (New Orleans Photos)
Born in Montreal, photographer Robert Polidori has been living in Paris and New York since 1987. While most of his subjects have centered on urban photography, he drew some controversy after recording images of New Orleans, post-Katrina (in particular, he photographed a deceased victim, in his bed). Polidori uses as custom-designed Kipp Wettstein aerial camera.
He speaks to his art:
When images are soft, they just remain evocative, or in your imagination. You get a mood, and it remains on the emotional level. The viewer has to put more of him or herself into it. When there is more detail, it’s like that old expression: There’s no fiction stranger than reality. Reality will compose the most extreme paradoxes and contradictions and adjacencies, which can’t be understood