Alireza Vafa (Iran)

worked on shots taken by -

Collins Ryàn - L'artiste (New Zealand)

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The Joy of Life

Shot: Collins Ryàn - L'artiste.

Edited: Alireza Vafa

Alireza Writes:

When I saw this photo I genuinely thought that this is actually a “self portrait” of Ryàn in a warm and friendly demeanor.

This photo reflects to me his main character as I became to know him.

The calm water and those beautiful boats possessing mainly warm colors are best among different subjects out there to signify the characteristics of Ryàn personality.

Shot through Hoya UV-IR Cut filter

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Care vs Unawareness

Shot: Collins Ryàn - L'artiste.

Edited: Alireza Vafa

Alireza Writes:

Street photography teaches photographers to look much more precisely! Indeed, photographers are even attracted to this wisdom when faced with others attentions.

Ryàn is known as an experienced photographer. With the hat as a Street Photographer, I feel that he is attracted to the unique self-perception of this little child, especially where this is perceived as a contrast to the other people around!

This photo is somehow another translation of contrast in B&W photography, which Ryàn truly masters in; however, he delivers those B&W characteristics through the vision in a colorful world.

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Shot with Tokina AT-X PRO Macro D 100mm f/2.8

Shot through Hoya CPL filter for enhanced contrast

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Colours of Heat

Shot: Collins Ryàn - L'artiste.

Edited: Alireza Vafa

Alireza Writes:

I love physics. I TRULY love it! In respect to the physical rules, heat radiations is intensely emitted in infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Ryàn originally charmingly framed this artwork as an Infrared image of beautiful flowers.

 

To me, as a photographer who did not shoot the frame, I perceive the harmony between the artwork's subjects and the technique Ryàn used from the physical perspective. While working on editing this artwork I actually started to place myself in a position on a bridge between feeling and physical logic!

Shot with Tokina opera 50mm f/1.4

Shot through Hoya InfraRed IR72 filter

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Young Old

Shot: Collins Ryàn - L'artiste.

Edited: Alireza Vafa

Alireza writes:

Again, Ryàn masterly catches with his hat as a Street Photographer a specific moment to express such a B&W-based idea.  Ryàn is known to build his compositions based on distinguished contrast!

 

The elderly cyclist is the pivot point of this photo. Ryàn once again broke the photography rules and as individualist places the hero close to the edge of the frame!

 

I clearly connect to the scene and the idea behind, that among the rush (city artificial angles and the ignorance of nearby young people,) his deep vision through life teaches us him the hope, the freshness and how colorful life can always be ahead!

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Shot through Hoya CPL filter

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Shot through Hoya CPL filter

Shot with Tokina AT-X PRO Macro D 100mm f/2.8

Collins Ryàn - L'artiste , self-portrait

Edited: Alireza Vafa

Alireza Write:

Ryàn is one of the most determined photographers I know of, who masterly reflects the passion of life in his artworks. Throughout his long years work, he has been mastering the application of both B&W forms/shapes/ideas and colours to reach the goal.

"Contrast" to Ryàn is not only a word! It is a true pivot point in so many of his artworks along the years, in which he challenged lights, colors and moods to masterly sculpture the contrast.

Having known the above main personal, artistic characteristics of Ryàn, I came to this self-portraiture of him. In my perspective when working in this frame, I thought to try to reflect those characteristics that are built on "contrast" as much a possible. Of course, I felt that producing a B&W finish will make him love it!