Based in New York, USA
“I love to return to spaces I have already photographed. To see how they change through time. A new crack in the road, a dried bush in the distance… like us, the landscape also ages.” – Dino Kužnik, 2020
Dino Kužnik is a New York based photographer, originally from Slovenia, Europe. He uses photography as a medium to immortalise aesthetically unique scenes, which emphasise composition and colour. One of the key driving factors behind his personal work is solitude, which reflects a peaceful state of mind – one only attainable after total immersion within the environment he works in.
Experienced as a journalistic photographer, retoucher, and graphic designer of 7 years, he now mostly focuses on expanding his personal body of work and commercial projects ranging from artistic portraits, automotive, landscape, fashion, and documentary photography.
“The majority of my subject matter’s motivation is rooted in the westernisation of my home country in the 1990s. During that time, the goal was to forget Slovenia’s socialist past and make capitalism a success story. Growing up with American imagery and values on TV and in music and print, the American spirit was communicated through established symbols. This resulted in an attraction to the American symbolism, which I started incorporating into my photographic work when I moved to the so-called ‘land of the free.’ The dream was realised, but the realities were much different from those presented to me as a child.” – Dino Kužnik, 2020
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