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“I consider myself a street photographer. I feel identified with street photography, urban landscapes, and life in the cities. Photography has become my passion, and I think I can give a new angle to reality. My work is full of reflections and saturated colors. I’m into excess and effects. I like pushing images to provoke reactions. Traveling is my main inspiration. I guess I’m a very visual person, my senses go into overdrive when I get to a new place. It’s like the peak of my creativity.”

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Seigar – The Street Artists Telling Tales Through His Street Photography

 

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Seigar is an English philologist, school teacher, and a photographer. He describes himself as an urban street photographer and a traveler. His work reflects his fondness for pop-culture. His photography always aspires to a story – which is also his aim as an artist; telling tales through his camera.

 

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“Traveling has always been my thing. As soon as I could afford a backpacker trip, I bought a camera and went by train to Europe. I suppose that was the beginning. I came back and showed my family and friends the images. Their comments made me think photography could be more than a hobby. They realized before me that I could do something in photography. I have had a creative mind and lots of imagination since I was a kid; I just needed a way to channel this, and it has become the way I express myself. 

“Art is essential in my life. I love going to museums, galleries, art markets etc… I admire Dalí, Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Warhol and all the artists with a unique but strong vision. I would include singers like Madonna, Michael Jackso, and Prince, and also films directors like Hitchcock, Aldrich, Almodóvar, and Tarantino. With respect to photography, I would divide them into two groups, some names who stand out in form, such as Man Ray, Diane Arbus or Cindy Sherman. I like the dark, unusual or weird side of their works. And if we talk about content, I would mention names like Vivian Maier, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, Thomas “Tom” Wood or Paul Graham, people who have been interested in society. I’m attracted to social-documentary photography. There is a person that for me is above all photographers, and that is Martin Parr, I think he is the perfect balance of the photography I like. He signifies colors and quirk, but he is also a good social recorder of changes, moments and life. He is the best photographer for me. I just adore him. “

“I’m attracted to social-documentary photography. There is a person that for me is above all photographers, and that is Martin Parr, I think he is the perfect balance of the photography I like. He signifies colors and quirk, but he is also a good social recorder of changes, moments and life. He is the best photographer for me. I just adore him. “

“And if we talk about content, I would mention names like Vivian Maier, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, Thomas “Tom” Wood or Paul Graham, people who have been interested in society. I’m attracted to social-documentary photography. There is a person that for me is above all photographers, and that is Martin Parr, I think he is the perfect balance of the photography I like. He signifies colors and quirk, but he is also a good social recorder of changes, moments and life. He is the best photographer for me. I just adore him. “

“I want to keep on exploring the interaction with viewers. I take photos to be seen by people, I enjoy interaction, language, and communication. I think that is where my photography and works are going to. I believe in the power of communication through art. I would like to send messages and create debates. I do not want to teach people what to think. I just want to hear them talking and discussing issues. I’m talking about open questions with multiple answers. I’m attracted to other forms of art, so in the future I see myself exploring other conceptual ways to express myself like posters, video art, installations and so on.

“The ideas are already in my mind, I just need time and the chance to show them. I’m never going to leave photography, it’s been my passion and I think it will always be, but I feel the need to explore other paths.”

The Figurative Language of Figueras – Reinterpreting Dali

Seigar feels a strong connection with Salvador Dali and tries to capture Dali’s soul in his own work.

“On the 21st 2014, I got into Dali’s universe, in his Figueras Theatre Museum. His imagination and magnificence inundated my camera and my soul. My visions aspire to represent his craziness from my eyes perspective, trying to add from my most absolute and humblest adoration “another reading of his works”. This is my tribute to the Figueras genious.”

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The Plastic People

In his street photography, Seigar portrays the modern world and pop culture in a breathtakingly creative way. The Plastic People is his study that he conducted on anthropology and sociology. The mannequins he sees through the windows of shops throughout the world are the main subject of this study. Being a good street photographer is being able to find beauty and creative inspiration in the everyday stuff one sees in the public places. Seigar’s work reflects that aptly.

 

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Hope you guys enjoyed this little trip through Seigar’s street photography.

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