Geometry, people… The pillars of Kalil Ali’s work.
His work, mostly shot around the streets of the United Kingdom, try to incorporate and combine people or elements with a human shape, with geometrical forms and angles which confer on the streets.
This exercise of composition is almost impossible, we have to acknowledge the quickness of the shot and the work on the anticipation in every photo that Kali has done. In addition to that, there’s an important timing factor that creates “a visual documentary full of sub-realities”.
Kalil, who originally was a photographer using a SLR camera with 35 mm film prints, learned how to show the essence from the city where he lives and the places he visits. His experience through his photographic work based on portraits, exposed his own talent to capture de singular stories of each person he has shot. This and his amazing patience are the skills to make a perfect photo in the exact moment.
Kalil Ali’s photos seem impossible and they make you want to see more of his art.
These “sub-realities” seem to be photographed in a professional studio, but they are the result of pure coincidence and timing. This photographer makes us know the amazing piece of art which lies behind ordinariness and life itself.
Would you like to see more of Ali’s work?
You’ll find him on Instagram by searching the nickname @forstreetsake