EMBERS by photographer Bing Nv.
This is a diary about pain.
Young souls wandered,
they finally learn to face the ugly topic,
with the mask of beauty.
This is my sixteen to eighteen years old traces.
How is it to enter in adulthood?
EMBERS is a single-trip journey through a cure.
The entering in the adult age as a painful trip in life got the photographer sharing with us the emotions driven by the days to day reality.
In order to face life, the young Chinese female artist went from experiments and encounters using the photographic medium for several years. The expression of feelings with art starts a long time ago, and the mix of beauty and disease acts like poetry of the old centuries, it’s a frame for remind us what is important, what deserves to be kept, and how fragile is the real beauty. It’s not a trick of sacred paintings, using pain and blood to engage audience in compassion. The blood here is the blood of life, reminding that we are alive.
Watch the video HERE
Embers drive us, in an almost chronological timeline, by the river of life, rubbing and colliding itself on the rough walls of a preconceived social system, skinning out feelings and dismembering the innocence and the naiveness as we go forward. Natural or staged shots -there’s no debate to open about that- just can make us react.
The weight of the topic is helped in the narrative by the use of three different papers, making colors more vivid as we go forward.
More about the artist Bing Nv: https://bromidebooks.com/bingnv/
Book information :
Hard cover, 96 pages
Paper : Three different high quality papers (over 150g/m)
Print : Full offset, 107 plates quadri and black&white
Copper hotfoil print on linen cloth cover
Size (in mm) : 215 Width x 260 High
Limited edition of 500
Release : Sept/Oct 2016
ISBN : 978-988-77600-0-9
The book is part of the following collections:
• Public Library catalog, Hong-Kong
• Joseph Chladek’s Virtual Bookshelf
• MEGUTAMA library collection, Japan
• REMINDER PHOTOGRAPHY STRONGHOLD Gallery-Library collection, Japan
• LIGHTBOX library-bookstore, Taiwan