The Chairs

PhotographerHoria Manolache
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountrySan Francisco, United States
Photo Date2014
Technical Infocanon 5D MarkII, Digital
Entry Description

This project started last year, back then, a Magnum photographer from San Francisco, Alessandra Sanguinetti, sent me to document a place and to make a portrait with the owner of that place. There I saw a chair and I imagined a story for it, what if this was a human being, how it would look like? This series is the result of many details brought together in order to convey what I imagined. I tried to give little clues, some obvious, some subtle. I enjoyed making this project and I'm very grateful to the people that helped me to take the project to the current form.

About Photographer

I started few year ago a technical university and after two years I quit and I started to study photography by my own. After this, guided by the need to create more meaning in my frames I went to a film school from my home town Bucharest and I achieved a bachelor degree in film making. I made several experimental films and the common element of them is the focusing on telling stories without actors in an abstract way. Now I'm doing a Master in Fine Arts at the Academy of Art from San Francisco and I try to explore as much as I can in the photographic field.