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On the in-between photography
Coming from a theoretical psychoanalytic background I canít deny that the writings, which I studied, continuously influence my work. Theoretically, as well as in my photographic work, Iíve been always concerned with the intimate and how itís shared. Portraiture seems to be the most fulfilling in such a context, perhaps simply because another human being is involved in the process and thatís as close as I can get to love. I believe in an engaged photographer, one that is unashamedly tinting their photographs with tenderness, admiration and longing. Photography is undeniably a tool which records whatís in front of a camera, but portraiture isnít as much a record of a person being photographed as it is of an encounter. If an honest emotion has been shared, and paradoxically Ė if the photographer tinted the photograph with their presence and captured the togetherness of the encounter Ė then the viewer can participate in the experience shared and hopefully feel a similar flutter of emotion.
full text published in Uncertain States 16, have a look here
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at a makeshift studio in kiev, ukraine
at a makeshift studio in warsaw on my way to kiev, ukraine
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on my way back, at a makeshift studio in warsaw
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i have submitted one image for THE TAYLOR WESSING PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT PRIZE 2012 which i took right after i moved to st petersburg, russia. this photograph made it through to the second round of judging, which includes approximately 300 images out of submitted 5,340.
it has then been selected for the Portrait Salon - a form of Salon des Refusťs. the picture got printed in the Independent on Sunday, you can read the article here
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