When Dom Civiello graduated from high school, he initially wanted to join the army, but couldn’t due to medical reasons. “I started asking questions about what type of education I wanted to pursue,” Civiello says. “I had always had an interest in drawing, but I had never considered it as a career path.” But when he eventually found himself at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, he began exploring different fields of illustration and incorporating design and multimedia processes into his work. “My illustration style is about combining traditional techniques that are very messy and experiential with digital techniques that are more rigid and precise,” he says. “Because of this, my work can have a natural variety of textures, while still keeping the overall image focused on the narrative at hand.” Civiello’s processes go hand in hand with his sense of design to create images that speak volumes with the least amount of details. His work often has stories to tell. His favorite project, June 6, 1944, is a series of illustrations that recounts D-Day from the perspective of World War II soldiers.
This Berlin-based photographer transforms preconceptions through her portraiture.