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Yanik Tissera

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Yanik Tissera

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Yanik Tissera
AOD - Photography

Early beginnings
“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
― Ansel Adams
My Inspiration
Recent Works
“What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” Karl Lagerfeld
National Geographic
"I have been a witness, and these pictures are

my testimony. The events I have recorded should

not be forgotten and must not be repeated."

The power of imagery.
Images are capable of evoking almost immediately, an emotional response amongst its viewers. They have a tremendous impact on us.

With well-chosen words, images can be combined to help educate, persuade and entertain the viewer.

However with such visual power it is also possible and easy to mislead, confuse, upset, shock and stereotype.
Although both involve taking photographs which are objective, honest, and informative, photojournalism involves photographing specific events, while documentary photography focuses on ongoing situations.

A photographer who follows traditional mining methods in rural Sri Lanka is a documentary photographer. Where as a photographer photographing the aftermath of a suicide bombing in downtown Colombo is a Photojournalist.
What is Photojournalism
Photojournalism is a powerful form of visual storytelling originally created for print magazines and newspapers but has now morphed into multimedia and even documentary filmmaking. Through the internet, apps and the mobile device, photojournalism can now reach audiences never before imagined with immediate impact, while continuing to write our visual history and form our collective memories.
Steve McCurry
Environmental Portraits
Raghu Rai
I want to be this guy!
I want to be this guy!
Rainbow Gathering Benoit Paillé
I want to be this guy!
David Mould
“You don't take a photograph, you make it.” Ansel Adams
Mentor, Guide, Inspirational, Idol, all around good-guy.
Jaroslav Poncar
Landscape/Panoramic Photographer
Nick Brandt
Wildlife Photographer
Sebastiao Salgado
“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Photojournalism works on multiple levels, from covering breaking news and wars, to forming visual narratives and feature stories. All of which help to illuminate and clarify the issues of our time with a depth and perspective that few other mediums can achieve. The universal nature of photography and the ability to capture time and freeze it in a way the mind remembers is what i love about this medium.
Role of a Photojournalist
The role of a photojournalist is simple. To act as a medium between events on the ground and a universal audience. To convey, truthfully and as precisely events that are being covered, without interference or control.

A good image will engage the viewer, and answer most of the 5W's. When, Where, What, Why, Who and How.
Is it appropriate to interfere?
When is it appropriate to interfere?
Does one become desensitized over time?
Kevin Carter - Image taken in Sudan, 1993.
Kevin waited 20 minutes in the hope that the preying vulture would spread its wings. After this shot Kevin chased the vulture away, but the fate of the child was unknown. Due to the transmission of disease, it was advised not to come into contact with the Sudanese in the area. Kevin was criticized as being another vulture on the scene. He committed suicide 3 months later.
Fifteen year-old Fabienne Cherisma was shot dead by police at approximately 4pm, January 19th, 2010. Photo: Paul Hansen
My Early Works
Galle Literary Festival 2007, 2008, 2009
Germaine Greer
Arthur C. Clarke
Anne Ranasinghe
Colin Thubron
Channa Daswatte
Tarun Tejpal
Gore Vidal
Tim Severin & Richard Boyle
Alexander McCall Smith
Pinhole Imagery
Cross processing and multiple exposures
“There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.” Ansel Adams
Arugambay Surf Classic 2013
Panama Festivities
Sri Lanka
Housemate Series.
Sony Alpha 100, 2 x off camera flash, reflectors
Konica Minolta D7, 3 x off camera flash, reflectors
Konica Minolta D7, Flash
Konica Minolta D7
Colin Thubron
Konica Minolta D7 & Sony A100
Konica Minolta D7 & Sony A100
Hasselblad X-pan. Kodak Tri-X 400
Pentax - Fujichrome - E6 to C-41 processing
Pinhole - Expired Provia 100
Research Photographers
Ansel Adams
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Dominic Sansoni
Raghu Rai
Steve McCurry
Sebastiao Salgado
David Allen Harvey
Trent Parke
Euginio Requenco
Elliot Erwitt
W. Eugine Smith
Martin Parr
Nick Brandt

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