Pari Dukovic, "Untitled 1", 2008, archival pigment print, 30x40"

Pari Dukovic, “Untitled 1″, 2008, archival pigment print, 30×40”

Pari Dukovic

New York City is a great metropolis, crammed with people, cars, buildings, streets, bridges and noise. My approach mimics this off-balance world – charged, intuitive and unexpected. While photographing, I deliberately create an overly contrasted and grainy reality to parallel my own experience. I began to notice now the camera could freeze grotesque and seemingly unnatural gestures, which at times become unexpectedly tender and fragile. These momentary responses translate how I feel about this city, which I want to strip bare. I want to let everything go and just focus on its raw energy.

Pari Dukovic was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a BFA in Photography and moved to New York City, where he joined the Nutopia Forum in May of 2006. His work has been published in Cent Magazine and he was worked with Lee Jeans and Duckie Brown. Pari is also the recipient of the Kodak Memorial Scholarship and the Eddy Award.