Semi-finalist

About Joseph Remi d'Argent

Remi d'Argent is an award winning artist/photographer. For many years he has extensively travelled the world seeking the unique and unusual in both contemporary and historic cityscapes. He is intrigued by the ceaseless daily routine movements of populations within their urban environment and their inherent interaction between iconic structures, space and the resultant flow of human activity. Remi creates individual series of works, both in colour and black and white photography using a technique of digital layering and textures to create unique stylised images. His current focus is on presenting a series of iconic structures and images that although familiar to the eye are layered and altered to create a sense of distortion and viewed within a dreamlike state. Remi is drawn to objects that are old, rusted and decaying, beyond their 'use by date' thus illustrating the impermanence of man-made objects and indeed life itself. His images present their soul for viewing and project an exuberant feeling for life.

Exhibitions

Joint exhibitor with APS Contemporary photography group Apscon 2015 and various galleries.
Joint Exhibition Oakhill Gallery, Mornington. Victoria 2016 ,2017
Berwick Grand Art show 2017
Black and White Spider Award Honourable Mention in 2015 2016 & 2017

Press

11TH ANNUAL BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER

LOS ANGELES 5th Nov.2016 - Amateur photographer Joseph Remi d'Argent of Melbourne Australia was presented with the 11th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Honourable Mention in the category of Abstract at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow webcast Saturday, November 5, 2016.

The live online gala was attended by over 10,500 photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the industry's most important event for black and white photography.

11th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from National Geographic, Washington DC; The Armory Show, New York; TBWA, Paris; Victoria Film Festival, Canada; Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels; Studio Hansa, London; Fratelli Alinari, Florence; Australian Centre for Photography; Young & Rubicam, Lima; and Anthem Worldwide/Marque Branding, Sydney who honored Spider Fellows with 627 coveted title awards in 31 categories.

"It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 7,556 entries we received this year," said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director. "Remi's "Mirage Chaser," an exceptional image entered in the Abstract category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we're pleased to present him with the title of Honourable Mention." Jury member Paola Anselmi, interdisciplinary curator and arts writer in Australia added, "As always it was a real treat to be part of the program. Congratulations to all involved and to all the remarkable photographers who gift us new insights into the world and ourselves." "A truly amazing set of entries, so many deserving winners," added Marcel Wijnen, Creative Director at Anthem Worldwide.

BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography. www.thespiderawards.com