Our initial investigation on how the basic tenet of atonal music may resonate with visual stimuli. As atonal music modulated (the rigidity of) tonality, we modulate (the rigidity of) color temperature and exposure. Yet the image content is mass-production in essence: plasticky beauty as a supermarket product, with the picture frames made of Lego blocks.
Bi-adhesive mount on plexiglass, dibond backing, 48cm x 33cm. As all our pictures, these are unique pieces.
Seeking the dying sun onto resonance.
Eight-piece sequence, 25cm x 43cm (first: 25cm x 25cm), foam core mount. Edition of just one, as in all our work.
Our many visits to places like Moab or the Four Corners always left us with a profound sense of disorientation. The immense spaces and the magic of the places cannot but leave the visitor with a sense of vertigo. We tried to convey these feelings in our photographs by removing two historical constants in a photographic image, i.e., the color temperature and the exposure. The approach is similar to that pursued in atonal music in the first half of last century by way of relaxing some pivotal composition rules. Printed with a dye-based Epson 1400 printer on A3+ Pictorico Hi-Gloss White Film. Dibond® and plexiglass. As always, these are unique pieces.
When degenerative neurological diseases and child’s memories resonate. Laugh it off ?
1:1 scale, mounted on dibond, 84cm x 54cm. As all our pictures, these are unique pieces.
Originally proposed as an installation with pairs of MRIs put on actual hospital light boxes.
Street poles are linked together across the globe by being keepers of urban memories, even when they are clean or have been cleaned. This wants to be humble photography for humble subjects, hence silver duct tape is used to frame the pictures. Very light foam backing is used to convey the feeling of caducity. Best if displayed under strong sunlight to speed up the fading of the image.
Taken in Berlin, Milan, and San Francisco with fast lenses for extremely shallow depth of focus. As all our pictures, these are unique pieces.
If you enjoy living on the hamster wheel … or if you got really tired of it.
90cm x 70cm triptych on dibond. As all our pictures, these two are unique pieces.
Resonant Link Photography is the visual journey of Marco Annaratone and Hanni Cerutti. We operate in Berlin, Milan, and San Francisco: we live in the first, resurface randomly in the second, and would love to spend much more time in the third. We spent a great deal of our life around the world. We seek ‘links that resonate’ between cultures. Or between arts. Or within ourselves.
Our projects consist of unique pieces: we respect the century-old tradition of Photography to legitimize multiple copies of the same visual representation, but we simply (and passionately) beg to differ.
We have been using a digital SLR permanently modified for near-infrared photography, and focused on large landscape images with up to a billion pixels. We plan to move our research toward subjects less conventional than classical landscapes. Our experiences are collected in a specific site devoted to the technique.
This is ongoing, very exploratory work. We have written two papers in recent years that have been received by the community very well and are available for download as pdf documents.
The former, Going Ultra, discusses our aesthetic of ULF photography and more prosaically presents the many practical challenges that ULF imposes on the photographer new to the tool. In-camera positive paper (both color and black and white) is what we do in ULF: this is the one and only picture-taking methodology that delivers by its very nature true “unique images.” 21st century daguerrotypes!
The latter, In The Land of The Giants, is a short technical contribution that deals specifically with three lenses that are best suited to ULF photography.