Friday, 20 March 2015

SURREALISM...PHOTGRAPHIC SENSES



Photography is more than a still capture or a truth twice or thrice remove from reality.It has more life than the stillness it openly represents on first glance and breaths more than most would like to admit. Photography represent a tale that can only be told in loud silence and meditative plea. Once upon a time, cave men drew on walls to preserve the tales of their existence and civilization. Today we right books and letters, memoirs and diaries- and we take pictures. Selfies, groupies and the 'All about me Picture'. It goes beyond the moment and the time of its presentation. The ability of a photographer to see the truth behind the lies of delusions is more than artistry; I call it the 'Angelic eight sense'. Every man can take a picture, but not all are the truth just like all men talk but not all speak.


My fascination with photography is more in the silent tales, the coated truths- the naked lies and forgivable distortions that cream every work. Its in the volumes that sit in stillness yet flow with more motion than the wind.


“A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.” 

Once again tow phenomenal image creators have re-defined that art of photography,Sylwana Zybura and Tina Patni
   
 
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Madame Prepetie


Sylwana Zybura is a Polish-German linguist and image maker, whose adventurous spirit and visual style do real justice to her assumed pseudonym Madame Peripetie. Her work draws inspiration from surrealism, science fiction and the work of theatre director Bob Wilson. She has worked on and produced many editorials and fashion campaigns for clients such as Topshop, Hunger Magazine and several indie fashion labels. Madame Peripetie takes her work to another level as she pushes the limitations between fashion, sculpture, and the human anatomy. The name Peripetie means an unexpected occurrence or a sudden turn of events; she plays around with various elements around fashion and photography sampling high trends with art. Using conceptual approaches she fuses, Dadaist and surrealist notions whilst focusing on the body and the interaction between these aforementioned elements.
The surrealism art which Prepetie explores transcends from a movement that began in the 90s which forged for reuniting conscious and unconscious realms of experience so completely that the world of dream and fantasy would be joined to the everyday rational world in “an absolute reality, a surreality”

According to Nastia Voynovskaya, Madame Prepetie is expresses unconventional fashion photography. Though she works primarily as an art director and fashion photographer, Madame Peripetie approaches her subjects with an off-kilter aesthetic that evokes Man Ray’s photography and films like Luis Bunuel’s Un Chien Andalou (the infamous 1929 Surrealist movie where a woman’s eye is slit with a razor). Madame Peripetie’s approach, however, is more contemporary, if not futuristic. Her models are often embellished with technicolor props designed to look like extra-terrestrial armour. Rather than focusing on conventional beauty signifiers like pouty lips and sensually-exposed body parts, Peripetie goes beyond the limits of the human body to turn her subjects into otherworldly beings — club kids from outer space, or however else you want to conceptualize them. The images are open-ended enough to keep the viewer guessing.
In her words, “My world consists of many surreal and bizarre elements that keep coming back. I was never interested in depicting reality as it is – the escapism and interdisciplinary hybrid-thinking have always been fascinating me. Saturated colours and dark spaces, fabulous costumes, uncanny characters, quirky stories and unexplainable ideas– these are the elements that keep hypnotizing me whenever I plan a new photographic project. A tiny bit of mysteriousness and abstruseness is very important.”

Inspired by the ‘80s British post-punk scene and Robert Wilson (avant-garde theater), Madame Peripetie has a portfolio that is both mind blowing and work looking into.

 
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Madame Prepetie

Tina Patni is a fashion and beauty photographer residing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Her photographs are filled with intense stories bordering on concepts between melancholy to the complete opposite. Her style can be considered to be vintage with a large influence of Romanticism with an aesthetically modern appeal.Tina’s photographs mostly depict models in ornate and intricate gowns with sometimes subtle or grungy settings.Tina describes photography as an art seen as paintings or illustrations. She believes that photographing people can be challenging but yet feels a sense of vulnerability, she feels vulnerable because she wants to depict compelling photographs while trying to keep her work simple and classic.  I want simple light, minimalist background; I want to see texture and a simple expression.

Tina takes her inspiration from just about anything and believes that creating a style is a key component to the evolution of one’s photographic journey. If you shoot enough, try different things, you will eventually figure out what you like, and what you want. Experiment, play and have fun! Keep your eyes open. Notice the things around you. Trust your eye and take pictures of things you love!
Find more of Tina’s inspiring work on her website  www.tinapatni.com 

 
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“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.” 


“To photograph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they never see themselves, by having knowledge of them that they can never have; it turns people into objects that can be symbolically possessed. Just as a camera is a sublimation of the gun, to photograph someone is a subliminal murder - a soft murder, appropriate to a sad, frightened time.” 


“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.” 


Photography is still a vast land of untapped potentials...Creation at its finest and art in revolution.. Read the lines in the stillness-PHOTOGRAPHIC TRUTH

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