Honorable Mention TIFA 2021 Fine Art / Abstract


  • Photographer
    Gianfranco Merati
  • Agency / Studio
    Gianfranco Merati Studio.

When magnetic fluid and melted metal meet, stars are born. This project explores the combination of one material that is dear to me for its photogenic properties -- magnetic fluid -- with melted metal to produce shapes that resemble how stars (especially our very own sun) are often represented in human-made art. The resulting "stars" are small miracles that remind us how beauty can truly be found anywhere.

Gianfranco’s motivation as a photographer is that ‘beauty is everywhere’. He seeks to reveal it. In recent times Gianfranco started developing abstract photography within a studio setting. Using both high tech methods and innovative use of basic means, each final image is exacting and verging on the unreal. This, despite the fact that Gianfranco does not manipulate his images to create any illusions in his work.