Hi, Anton J. Pisani here.
A great photography enthusiast, with a story that begins in childhood, when my father, a photojournalist by profession, introduced me to the magical world of photography.
At the age of 5 I was standing on the stool in Dad’s darkroom, amazed by the magic of the photos that appeared, igniting a curiosity that would lead me to explore the depths of the human soul through photography.
Throughout my life, I have captured the most significant moments of the surrounding reality, until I became a photojournalist at 19. In 1991, my work as the first accredited military photographer at the Brindisi reception camp for Albanian refugees documented the human drama in times of crisis, taking my images all over the world.
has seen every nuance of photography including the advertising field. However, despite the success, I went through a period of inner darkness, as my urge was to capture the complexity of human emotion.
My life has taken a new course, living in the small island of Malta, with a very relaxed pace, away from the classic urban frenzy. This experience opened my eyes to the duality of big cities: oppression and extraordinary humanity living together.
My kind of photography tries to represent these two faces, reflecting the love and humanity of cities, but also revealing their chaos. My images capture the fleeting moment, revealing the truths hidden in people.
In my works the hardness of concrete and the delicacy of the human soul collide, hidden beauty and open wounds.
With my heart in my hand, I offer these thoughts, trying to touch the soul of those who read and observe me, and to arouse empathy for the challenges and joys of living in this complex universe.
Anton J. Pisani