Quiet Story

  • Ra Ratnasingham
  • 2011
  • Inv. No. 411.16.02
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Interni
Size S
33x50cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Showcase frame Mounting

A quirky cafe is the subject of this shot, built on a perfect balance between light and shadow. The lamp illuminates and highlights the centre of the composition, leaving everything else wrapped in darkness, while all around it the time seems to freeze, emphasizing the calm and quiet of this moment. And in this way, a place of gathering is transformed into a place of absence and, as suggested by the still empty chairs, into a place awaiting for a meeting that continues tobe procrastinated.
Ra Ratnasingham is an artist from Sri Lanka withan established reputation as a photographer. He deeply loves his job and sees photography as a crossroads of lives, places and experiences that contribute toenhance his creativity and the results of his work. The contact with different realities and environments led him to commit himself more and more to his job, and to test his photography by adopting different techniques: “To browse different subjects, perspectives, landscapes and projects keeps the matteralive”, claims the photographer, and the unexpected perspectives can inject new energy into the subjects. With a focus on documentary photography, Ratnasingham also works on food, lifestyle, travel and portrait photography, adjusting his style in order to better suit the subjects and the series he wants to realize: when working on travel photography, for instance, his technique recalls documentary photography. In other cases, such as when he’s photographing food, his technique much owes to still life photography, through which he also manages to capture people walking in an urban landscape turning them into almost motion less statues.