Artist Spotlight: I.S Mancha

 

IsaiahPhotographer I.S. Mancha speaks through metaphoric introspective images whose tone is as moving as CCR playing over sixties helicopter footage or a hushed held hand “I love you” echoing through the Musée d’Orsay as they pass effortlessly over the lips of your lover. His lens captures ideological American optimism through nostalgic romantic eyes; each image a constant juxtaposition between the sense of the object captured itself and a wave of acute overwhelming representations of the alive and reminiscent sense of meaning being stirred within the viewer. Subjects become objects and those objects are reflections of ourselves not in the flesh of decay and loss but in the spirit of timeless ever-present awe of being. Carl Jung once wrote, “who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakes,” the photographs of I.S. Mancha do both.

Although never limiting himself to a single format, Mancha prefers using Kodak Portra 400 when shooting in color and Ilford HP5 for black and white saying, “over the years I’ve collected and shot on a few different cameras, both medium and small format but I always gravitate back to the first film camera I purchased; a Minolta X-700. It’s been with me for the last ten years and it’s still the love of my life.”

Originally from Austin,TX Mancha currently lives in Prague studying cinematography with plans of moving to Berlin.

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Cosmonauts at Hotel Vegas

Cosmonauts at Hotel Vegas by I.S. Mancha

 

An All American Sport

An All American Sport by I.S. Mancha

 

An Old Car by Isaiah Mancha

An Old Car by I.S. Mancha

 

Buffalo 66 at Hotel Vegas

Buffalo 66 at Hotel Vegas by I.S. Mancha

 

Carls Sagan Looks Out a Window

Carls Sagan Looks Out a Window by I.S. Mancha

 

Fur Coat in the Backyard 2

Fur Coat in the Backyard by I.S. Mancha

 

Walking the Streets of Vietnam

Walking the Streets of Vietnam by I.S. Mancha

 

Winter Guitarist at Cross Club

Winter Guitarist at Cross Club by I.S. Mancha

Window Watcher

Window Watcher by I.S. Mancha

 

Holloween 2016

Halloween 2016 by I.S. Mancha

 

The Final Dance

The Final Dance by I.S. Mancha

 

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Untitled by I.S. Mancha

 

Sitting Ghost in Wenceslas Square

Sitting Ghost in Wenceslas Square by I.S. Mancha

 

Double Exposure of Lake of Fire at Hotel Vegas

Double Exposure of Lake of Fire at Hotel Vegas by I.S. Mancha

 

Audris in a Bathtub

Audris in a Bathtub by I.S. Mancha

 

Bike Ride Throught the City

Bike Ride Through the City by I.S. Mancha

 

Yellow Smoke

Yellow Smoke by I.S. Mancha

 

Austin, Summer of 2015

Austin, Summer of 2015 by I.S. Mancha