Marken, the revelation.
This series was taken in Marken, Holland at Christmas. This special time of the year can be sensed in all the colourful set that was taken on a sunny day. This idyllic village, which is near Amsterdam, becomes a surprise to all its visitors, it may become an illusion. Most people who visit it have the same sensation of being in a dream. This is also what the photographer wants us to feel from these images. The purpose is the viewers wonder what stories are behind this picturesque tiny port and the impressive wooden houses. As tourists we always create our own stories and as a photographer these are the photo-narrative pieces Seigar got. The group shows his pop preferences, respecting all his typical stylistic choices: saturated colours, reflections, shadows and lights, perspectives looking for effects and compositions far from rules.
Seigar is an English philologist, a highschool teacher, and a curious photographer. He is a fetishist for reflections, saturated colors, details and religious icons. He feels passion for pop culture that shows in his series. He considers himself a travel and street photographer. His aim as an artist is to tell tales with his camera, to capture moments but trying to give them a new frame and perspective. Travelling is his inspiration. However, he tries to show more than mere postcards from his visits, creating a continuous conceptual line story from his trips.
The details and subject matters come to his camera once and once again, almost becoming an obsession. His three most ambitious projects so far are his “Plastic People”, a study on anthropology and sociology that focuses on the humanization of the mannequins he finds in the shop windows all over the world, “Response to Ceal Floyer for the Summer Exhibition” a conceptual work that understands art as a form of communication, and his “Tales of a city”, an ongoing urban photo-narrative project taken in London. He usually covers public events with his camera showing his interest for social documentation.
He has participated in several exhibitions, and his works have also been featured in international publications. He writes for The Cultural Magazine (Spain) about photography and for Memoir Mixtapes (Los Angeles) about music. He has collaborated with VICE Spain, WAG1 Magazine (text and photography for both), and his works have been featured in his Vogue Italy portfolio.
Photographer: Seigar | IG: @jseigar