Toni Catany – the Spanish “poet of photography”. Manuel Forcano, couldn’t say it better.
“Treated with a very particular sensibility and highly personal aesthetics, the bodies or objects that become the protagonists of his photographs are truly like the words of a poem: essential, revealing, indispensable, deep and echoing. Hence, we can say that, in his lyricism and indisputable mastery of light, Toni Catany is a poet of photography”
In Toni Catany’s photographs dictates his sensitivity. It all about his feelings. “They are not complicated stories but rather certain feelings that I communicate through the choice of object, fruits, flowers, or colours. But they are always autobiographical.” He used photography as a reflection of his inner universe and not as a mirror of the real and external world. “I transform what I see and try to make the photos flow from within me”
Portraits of unknown people, landscapes (especially from Mediterranean), nudes, carefully planned still lifes – every element has a lyrical quality and beautiful mystery that reveals his silent soul.
“I have an obsession with the passage of time”, states the artist, and his photographs are liked by people from everywhere. “The best thing of all, though, is that one perceives that Toni Catany has enjoyed taking them.”
No official web site or social media, but he has published a lot of books and in this video he shares his life path experience and artistic thoughts.
Toni Catany (Llucmajor, Majorca, 1942 – Barcelona, 2013)