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A Selection by Aaron Citti

BY Catherine Asquith Gallery | 12-Apr-2013
Aaron Citti was born in Adelaide, Australia 1979. He received his first camera at the young age of 5 and spent his childhood years enthusiastically taking photographs of nature at every possible opportunity. His parents were avid travellers, frequenting the remote outback areas of Australia. These early childhood holidays allowed him to experience the rawest parts of the Australian landscape, capturing his heart and igniting his passion for the photographic art form. Aaron’s intent is straightforward: “my photographs are of scenes taken to arouse interest, conversation, to stir you, to make you wonder. I want to capture an impression as though you had just walked into the scene - like a film, paused at a dramatic moment– you know something is about to happen but you don’t know what. The scene is full of drama and mystery, it's full of energy and stillness at the same precise moment and it beckons you to fill in the gaps; create the story or finish it. “What is about to happen?, What has just happened?” My photograph becomes your story.”
Venue: Catherine Asquith Gallery
Address: 48 Oxford Street, Collingwood Vic 3066
Date: 30th April to 18th May 2013
Time: 11am
Ticket: FREE
EMail: enquiries@catherineasquithgallery.com
Call: (03) 9417 2828
"Retired", 2012

About Aaron Citti was born in Adelaide, Australia 1979. He received his first camera at the young age of 5 and spent his childhood years enthusiastically taking photographs of nature at every possible opportunity. His parents were avid travellers, frequenting the remote outback areas of Australia. These early childhood holidays allowed him to experience the rawest parts of the Australian landscape, capturing his heart and igniting his passion for the photographic art form.

Aaron’s intent is straightforward: “my photographs are of scenes taken to arouse interest, conversation, to stir you, to make you wonder. I want to capture an impression as though you had just walked into the scene - like a film, paused at a dramatic moment– you know something is about to happen but you don’t know what. The scene is full of drama and mystery, it's full of energy and stillness at the same precise moment and it beckons you to fill in the gaps; create the story or finish it.

“What is about to happen?, What has just happened?” My photograph becomes your story.” Relapse Series: This series was inspired by my interest in human behaviour and the mind-set of maintenance and repairs on architectural environments. I have explored society’s obligation and desire to maintain, fix or patch, swap or change the appearance of existing urban dwellings. My endeavour was to capture the minimalistic appeal and intrigue that comes with the raw, weather-beaten aspects of man-made urban structures, their weakened and decayed presence or human interference and ruin.

My fascination for these urban-scapes is simply explained; they exist unnoticed as we walk on by, focused on our own world. Blanc Subterfuge Series: This landscape-based series depicts a future, possible interpretation of the effects of global warming: Blanc Subterfuge endeavours to encapsulate this possibility through the use of black and white photographic film, and ‘subdued’ definition of the subject matter.