Monty Kaplan


"I convinced myself that there was this fantastic amazing life waiting for me somewhere else. I needed to escape, one way or another."












Monty Kaplan is an Argentine photographer that is concerned with examining the points of views from which we see and understand our existence. His work can be interpreted as subjective anthropological exploration of the world. His use of light is fueled by an interest in transferring emotion. Unlike other artists, he does not have a preferred subject nor color palette, instead constantly seeking for any mundane scenes which can be transformed and reinterpreted. He views photography as a mean to communicate the inner processes he goes through within himself, to present to the viewer his subjective vision of life. He believes reality is not logical, but emotional. He strives to visually manifest this concept by creating mood pieces, which can engage the observer in a primal sense, and convey a different experience for them. He uses his work to both better understand himself and create a deeper, more personal contact with others.