Dino Kužnik’s pastel-colored photographs remind us of desolated movie scenes, taken out of time and out of context. The New York-based part-time photographer and full-time graphic designer loves exploring the American landscape in all it’s Hollywood glory.
“I usually go on solo road trips and totally disconnect from my life in New York,” he shared with Gobe Magazine. “But this is something that has an amazingly therapeutic effect on me. The solitude and immersion into the environment focus my mind and I become really observant. I just feel this authentic connection… nothing is superficial, pollical or fake.”
“I like to think that my photos are the projection of my inner peace and the state of mind that I am at the time of making them. The photos aren’t just an observation of my surroundings, they are also a projection of self. There is a lot of me in there. So in short, what I most love is the process.”
“I make a living as a graphic designer in a tech company and I chip in a bit as a photographer,” he added. “Strongly considering moving into photography full-time. I am currently working on realising that dream.”
In the meantime, you can follow his progress on his Instagram page.