Join Palm* Studios along with some other awesome partners as they host The Palm* Photo Prize 2018 — a shortlisted collection of images exhibited and judged in our gallery space.
Curated by Palm* Studios to just 100 entries, the selected photographs will be on display here at House of Vans London from 10th May - 3rd June 2018 as part of the Palm Photo Prize exhibition.
Open internationally to all photographers, the selection process for the exhibition places an emphasis on raw, engaging work of the highest quality. Winners will be announced online on the 4th June 2018.
Vicente Manssur, Ecuador based photographer, presents his pastel universe, in which heavenly landscapes mix with characters frozen into strange poses. Whether in colour or in black and white, his images pique our curiosity.
D’origine équatorienne, Vicente Manssur produit un travail photographique simple mais à la composition puissante. Son appareil lui permet de capter l’Amérique latine qui l’entoure. Scènes de vies, visages lambdas et objets du quotidiens se nouent pour constituer une trame touchante dans un rendu esthétique résolument pop.
A series of urban stories in simple, but powerful compositions.
Based in Guayaquil, Ecuador, photographer Vicente Manssur uses his film camera, keen eye for detail, and creative talent to capture the world in a beautiful way. His images often have a minimalist aesthetic. In a similar way to designers who reduce the form in order to find the essence of an object, Manssur captures the substance of the scene through uncomplicated, yet powerful compositions. And the images often seem to tell a story. A toy left in the back seat of a car, the sun bathing the vehicle in natural light. Above a pink sink, two slender hands hover, fragile and almost despondent but also determined and strong.
A bright yellow wall provides the backdrop for a street light; shot during a sunny day, its purpose becomes unimportant, and the object transforms into an urban prop. An image shows a few people traveling on the back of the bus. All of them captured in strikingly different states: sleep, sadness, contemplation, fatigue. Throughout his work, Vicente Manssur seems to effortlessly uncover the beauty of the simple things, and paint stories with a camera.
Las preciosas fotografías que hace Vicente Manssur tienen ese algo especial que hará que te gusten nada más las veas. Sus colores, su composición, su luz, su naturalidad, su sinceridad, su transparencia.