Photo © Pawel Pilch
Dunes of Saint Anthony in Idaho. Towering 400 feet, they are the ultimate playground for off-road bikers. Made of quartz sand, they have dense texture quality. Pastel white during the day, in soft early evening shadow they turn quickly dark. Motorbikes were gone for the day, but the code of their rubber tires lingered till nightfall.
Pawel Pilch UNITED STATES
Pawel was born in Southern Poland and lives in New York City. He studied English at Hunter College and trained at the International Center of Photography. He travels across the United States actively perusing photography with the intension to use his images as a creative form of expression. You can find his images at http://www.pilchphotography.com
"As a kid growing up in Poland in the 80's with the Iron Curtain still firmly in place, I vividly remember typical small town's visual palette. Heavy with history and grounded in tradition, restricted by guidelines, solid and never changing. Running through the streets I always thought the scene needed some tension. At the time Polish School of Poster Art became prominent creative outlet for graphic designers and painters across Central and Eastern Europe. Commissioned by the government posters were regularly printed and distributed across the country. Delivering the intended official message with sharp precision, were also (with just few lines and strong colors) creating optical focus and visually disrupting the status quo. I remember various walls of my town littered with large print playbills and posters. From socialist propaganda to latest movies and everything else in-between. Blurring the lines between design and art, very graphic in style with clear linear quality and bold colors, trying to convey information in the most basic way. They always got my attention and asked to be decoded, and I always took the challenge. Maybe that's way to this day I continue to look 'out there' for the simplest lines and primary shades, trying to focus my perception, eliminate peripheral distraction and reduce what I see to it's most basic visual elements. Hoping I can play my childhood game once more and see clearly again."
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