Opening: July 28th, 3pm slt
Watching things from close up is an amazing practice. Isolating an element or a detail in a scene, focusing on it, is like when you repeat a word in your mind until it does lose its meaning: it starts then revealing unespected associations, suggesting unusual relationships, showing unforeseen details in it.
When photographed, the most trivial object, thanks to framing, light, shadows and colors handling can acquire a completely different meaning than its own actual or usual one.
This is what I tried to do in these photos. Enhancing the evocative power of daily life objects and landscapes, showing them out of their context or catching their hidden fascination by camera framing and lighting.
SL gives us the chance to create the most unusual things. I try rather to tell how even common objects can lead us to look reality in unexpected ways. It can contribute to make our minds less lazy, to increase our creativity and to avoid being flattened by triviality and conformism.
"Let nothing be called natural
In an age of bloody confusion,
Ordered disorder, planned caprice,
And dehumanized humanity, lest all things
Be held unalterable!"
(B.Brecht, The exception and the rule, 1937)
Ziki Questi already reviewed the exhibit!
and Inara Pey as well!
and a pretty photo by WuWai Chun, too:
and now, Quan Lavender: