Third Eye: Fanyu Lu
Third Eye is an exploration of the invisible bonds that form between photographer and subject over the duration of the photographic process. It is an attempt to isolate and evaluate the filter of the individual through which a subject must necessarily pass on its journey through the lens. By juxtaposing three interpreters of the same subject matter, Third Eye endeavors to crystallize those intangible tendrils, rendering them clear before the viewer.
Belcic, Cochran and Tey were all tasked with photographing the block of Fanyu Lu between Huaihai Lu and Hongqiao Lu. Each was free to represent the area in the way that spoke to him most deeply. No discussion regarding the project was permitted between the three, and each was required to shoot their photos alone. They will be seeing each other's work along with you for the first time at the event.
Ivan is a musician and illustrator who has been living in Shanghai for seven years.Music and artwork were always the two constants in his life throughout hisupbringing in northeastern New Jersey. Though he didn't pick up photography until college, Ivan quickly grew to enjoy the medium. These days, you'll find him fronting local metal band The Machinery of Other Skeletons. His favorite photographer is Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Ivan would like to deeply thank Christopher Cozier and Pablo Delano, for without their mentorship, he'd have no idea what to do with these camera things.
J.C. is a New York City-born, Shanghai-based photographer. Though his grandmotherwas a camera hobbyist, J.C. didn't pick up his first camera until he was 11years old. Completely self-taught and a self-admitted cinephile, J.C. findslens masters such as Akira Kurosawa, Gordon Willis, Roger Deakins, AndreiTarkovsky, Stanley Kubrick and Henri Decae to be substantial influences on hiswork.
Through photography, J.C. does not seek to show things that are not. For him, the mostimportant aspects of photography is its sacred geometry, form and composition.J.C. sees photography as a means of connecting with aspects of life that webypass on a daily basis -- nothing more, nothing, less.
J.C. would like to dedicate his portion of this show to his late grandmotherMarjorie Cochran.
Weini is a 25-year-old Korean from Kazakhstan, who currently lives and works inShanghai. And no, he cant speak Korean. His first experience with photographybegan when he found a film camera at his grandparents' house, and ended shortlylater when he broke it. Since then, he hadn't touched a camera until last year,when he renewed his passion for the medium.
Weini would like to acknowledge DigitalRevTV for being a wondrous fount of photographic information.