Italian photographer Aidan Sartin Conte creates surreal photo mashups that blend human faces with cityscapes. In his two series, where is my Mind and Chrononaut stories, Conte explores the gray matter of the brain, the place where humans create memories, imaginations and dreams.
In where is my Mind, human faces are obscured by architectural landscapes and busy streets, visualizing how travel not only opens our minds, but also shapes who we become. In Chrononaut stories, Conte’s portraits are again merged with photos of cityscapes, but this time it’s 19th century city streets. This series explores the amazing achievements of humanity over the centuries and how our own history also has the power to influence future generations.
Despite using digital tools to render his work, all of Conte’s projects begin with pencil and paper. “Sketches and notes turn into thoughts and images,” he explains. “I sleep with my Moleskine and a pencil because most of my ideas come to me at night. I wake up and write down what I imagined or dreamed, to make sure I remember everything the next morning.
You can see more of Conte’s work on his website.
Italian photographer Aidan Sartin Conte creates surreal photo mashups that blend human faces with cityscapes.
Her work explores gray matter in the brain, the place where humans create memories, imaginations, and dreams.