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Artists // Logan Zillmer

The Crew.

The Crew.
“This image is sort the culmination of the last two years, and I think will mark a turning point in my work”.

Born and living in the Midwest, United States, Logan Zillmer is a conceptual and fine art photographer who creates compositions that wink at surreal artworks. It all started back in 2013, when he decided to begin a 365 day project, in which he shot a pic a day for a year.

“Completing 365 images was overwhelmingly exciting for me, and I guess it solidified my love for photography… I didn’t start practicing conceptual or surreal photography until I started the project.”

This project helped him develop his method but above all it gave him an identity as an artist. The images we show you here below are the result of a process that develops from an idea in his mind. Then he continues combining complex in-camera techniques with self-taught Photoshop post-production. All of this led him to be listed as one of the ‘Photographer to Watch’ by Tumblr’s Year in Review. 


// Nato e cresciuto nel Midwest, Stati Uniti, Logan Zillmer è un fotografo concettuale e di arti figurative che crea composizioni che strizzano l’occhio alle opere surrealiste. Tutto è iniziato nel 2013 quando ha deciso di iniziare un progetto di 365 giorni, in cui ha realizzato un’immagine al giorno per un anno intero. 

“Completare 365 immagini è stato irresistibilmente eccitante per me, e immagino abbia consolidato il mio amore per la fotografia…Non mi ero ancora avvicinato alla fotografia surreale e concettuale fino a quando non ho iniziato questo progetto.”

Questo progetto lo ha aiutato ad approfondire il suo metodo di lavoro ma più di tutto gli ha dato un’identità come artista. Le immagini che vi mostriamo qui di seguito sono il risultato di un processo che muove da un’idea presente nella testa dell’artista. Dopodiché Zillmer continua mescolando complesse tecniche di fotografia a post-produzione in Photoshop imparata con gli anni da solo. Tutto questo lo ha portato ad essere inserito nel 2014 tra i “Photographer to Watch” (Fotografi da tenere d’occhio), classifica redatta da Tumblr. 

All images © Logan Zillmer.

Self Sabotage.

Self Sabotage.
“This is one of my favorites from the 365 photo project. One day at work, my boss told me that I have a knack for self sabotage, so that evening I created this image”.

The Preclusion of Comfort.

The Preclusion of Comfort.
“Last winter I was asked by Tumblr to create an image for a collaborative project with Converse celebrating the Chuck Taylor. This was the idea I wanted to shoot, but alas, it was winter time. When summer returned, I shot it anyway because I liked the idea. This is still one of my favorites”.

Untitled (cubicle).

Untitled.
“This was an image I was really passionate about creating. My friend helped me create the box, which is made of wood and has a helmet inside. It’s not hard to figure out what this image is about”.

Untitled

Untitled.
“This was an image I created with my friend and the model of the image, Dylan. It was originally for an advertising competition. We lost to a picture of two sets of hands holding a pug in the air”.

The Herd.

The Herd.
“I had this idea in a dream”.

The Game.

The Game.
“This was sort of a throwback to the stuff that I was doing during my 365 photo project. I almost scrapped this image, but decided to post it instead. Now I really like it”.

The Encounter.

The Encounter.
“I put more work into this one image than any other image I have created. I probably have close to fifty hours invested into that image”.

The Code Writer's Atelier.

The Code Writer’s Atelier.
“This image is one the images I am most proud of. I think it accurately encompasses my beliefs, which would change the way you thought about the image”.

Spur Series (no.3).

Spur Series (no.3).
“This is part of a series of images about the desire to heedlessly pursue your dreams, and the inherent dangers involved in that sort of life decision”.

Looking For Sun.

Looking For Sun.

The Cloud Room.

The Cloud Room.


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