Most of us loves balancing on the border of our own desires and reality. Everyone has own dreams , creates a world, people and places through the eyes of unbridled imagination. That is what concerns the series „ Dreams”. These black & white artistic photographies, infecting an intriguing look at everything that surrounds us, what is or may become a cause of labor of the mind, thoughts, imagination, illusions. In this creative photography series, dreams turn out to be extremely moody frames which combines the minimalism and incredible attention to detail, realism and surrealism, anxiety with aplomb. These are the adversities that are in contact with each other on the border of two worlds, they show various possibilities which open up our imagination, creative vein, and above all, (un)realistic dreams. The main roles in my experimental photography play the photo heroes. Portraits are very physical, tangible indeed, specific, full of expressiveness and individual character. Their existence clearly distinguished in the foggy landscapes, nostalgic entourage, lyricism and intimacy interiors and places to which they were assigned or simply grasp just there. In fact, we can not be quite sure whether the surrounding world belongs to them or perhaps they were placed in it intentionally, specially pushed into another reality. In additional, there are often quite strange attributes with which they have to overcome. It is worth to notice puzzling gestures or specific set of silhouettes. Characters are trying to communicate something, speak with their eyes, signs, they send signals. Looking at the every creative photography you can ask yourself: is it real or dream? Where are these romantic views from, who are these people, why is it made on this way? A lots of questions. Questions can therefore be the basis to reflect on the reality of dreams and how huge can be human imagination, to what does it lead, what do our dreams tell. In this case, the creator of the various worlds is the author of this experimental photography, it is up to him the stay of every person, he is the master each of the perpetuated situations. This kind o artistic photography, seemingly having to be documentation of reality, becomes some reflection of fantasy, fun and stare into each other, making own surrealist thoughts which might have a chance to be represented in the real world. But it only depends on the individual viewer’s gaze to the dreamy theme
Generally, the idea of nude [photography] is unambiguously identified with the image of female body. Only naked woman looks naturally. Naked man looks not dressed
Barbara Kosakowska was born in Cracow, Poland.
Young photographer and visual artist, interested in issues of biology, pathology and botany, well fairy tales and novels of somewhere between reality and dream.
Currently studying graphic on Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, took part in several group exhibitions in Poland.
Age group 1980, artist-photographer from Poland, student of Photography at the University of Arts in Poznań, for many years in the photographic branch. He had so many exhibitions – both individual and group, in Poland and abroad. Publications of his works were shown for years in many magazines around the world. He is a laureate of many competitions – especially those of international importance. He cooparate with various artists, also willingly shares his experience with other adepts of photographic art, leads workshops and meetings.
First of all, he is interested in creative photography. All photos represent his own, subjective view of reality, people, places. In works he gives you the possibility to get to know his visions, his perception of the world, the unreal world. Most of them are based on graphically manipulated images, the vision is filtered by sensitivity. Situation presented in artistic photography never happened and were only created by author’s imagination and dreams. The quality, the consequence, the imagination – this is very important to him in photography, especially experimental photography. He likes this kind of conflict between what is realistic and what constitutes the author’s imagination on the subject of a particular scene.
As he admits, experimental photography is pure passion, the idea of not only creation, but also for life. The uniqueness of moments leads to a subjective presentation of reality, emotions, details. He is not afraid of his own opinion, he is looking for the truth.
The creative process does not start with pressing the shutter button. This is just one part of the whole work. In artistic photography, creation starts with an idea, and the author never stars work without special vision of the photo. Time spent in front of computer monitor is the most important moment in the formation of the world on a particular picture, but the same focus is needed on every creative step.
The artist as his main artistic point consider his dreams visions, however, the creative photography allows him to wider artistic activities. He likes playing with expanse, different situations, or even yourself – his self-portraits. Everything is done without preconceived rules, which gives enormous possibilities. The main thing in his job is to arouse feelings and emotions in the audience, even if this would be a complete denial of all effects. This is just artistic photography – so many hours to create, thenthe final element of surprise, sometimes even for the author.
I was born and now living in Poland, Silesia region. I have a master’s degree in economy and at this moment developing my professional career in IT. Ever since I can remember I have always been sensitive for the charms of nature. I believe this is originating from my father who was also the one who gifted me a compact camera. This was the very moment that have initiated my adventure with photography. Next key milestone was the purchase of a professional DSLR camera, from that moment on I started to take photography for serious – and in a much more conscious way. It has become my greatest passion.
I specialize in landscape photography. My favorite themes are rolling farmlands, foggy mornings in the mountains and by the lakes. I do my best to have every single picture to tell a different story where the light and conditions are the main characters. These two factors make the world look extreme and unreal at various times of a day and year. In the future I plan to check myself also in other areas like birds and wildlife photography which I find fascinating.
David Seymour was born in 1911 in Warsaw into a family of publishers that produced works in Yiddish and Hebrew. His family moved to Russia at the outbreak of the First World War, returning to Warsaw in 1919.
After studying printing in Leipzig and chemistry and physics at the Sorbonne in the 1930s, Szymin stayed on in Paris. David Rappaport, a family friend who owned the pioneering picture agency Rap, lent him a camera. One of Szymin’s first stories, about night workers, was influenced by Brassaï’s Paris de Nuit (1932). Szymin – or ‘Chim’ – began working as a freelance photographer. From 1934, his picture stories appeared regularly in Paris-Soir and Regards. Through Maria Eisner and the new Alliance agency, Chim met Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa.
From 1936 to 1938 Chim photographed the Spanish Civil War, and after it was over he went to Mexico on an assignment with a group of Spanish Republican émigrés. On the outbreak of the Second World War he moved to New York, where he adopted the name David Seymour. Both his parents were killed by the Nazis. Seymour served in the US Army (1942-45), winning a medal for his work in intelligence.
In 1947, along with Cartier-Bresson, Capa, George Rodger, and William Vandivert, he founded Magnum Photos. The following year he was commissioned by UNICEF to photograph Europe’s children in need. He went on to photograph major stories across Europe, Hollywood stars on European locations, and the emergence of the State of Israel. After Robert Capa’s death he became the new president of Magnum. He held this post until 10 November 1956, when, traveling near the Suez Canal to cover a prisoner exchange, he was killed by Egyptian machine-gun fire.
Jurij Treskow was born in 1984 in Polozk (Belarus) and grew up in Brest (Belarus). At the age of 17 he moved to Germany. In 2008 Jurij started doing photography in Berlin.
In 2009 he settled in Paris to become a professional photographer.
Treskow’s work is characterised by an intuitive sense of sexuality and attention to detail. In his mostly Black & White pictures, his favorite subject is a woman, a femme fatale – strong, confident and reckless.
Treskow’s photographs have been featured in Numero Russia, Esquire Russia , Elle Ukraine, Interview Russia, Grazia France, OOB Magazine, Sobaka Russia, Fucking Young Magazine, Contributor magazine, Simply The Mag , WAD, Treats Magazine
He has also done portraits of celebrities such as Takado Kenzo, Innez de la Fressange, Natalia Rykiel, Pierre Cardin, Barbara Bui, Anna Valerie Hash, Christian Louboutin, Guy Larioche, Damir Doma, David Koma, Jitrois,
S. Mazaev, Doplhin, Erik Bulatov, D’Ornanos, Alisa Freindlich. Verushka, Rick Owens, Peter Philips, Fanny Ardant, Bill Gaytten, Andrew GN, Gerard Depardieu
Photography – simple word, easy definition. To take a photo – to catch a moment, to memorialize a while. For me, photography is much more. It is an ambiguous concept, with the message.
My photography is my own perception of the world, my own way of feeling the reality. Photography gives me the ability to stop the fleeting moment, to grasp what is impermanent, transient: light, mood, atmosphere. The greatest difficulty, but also an art, is to capture a moment in an attractive and understandable way to others. How to reconcile these two contradictories: show the true image and its interpretation at the same time, on the same picture?
How to wake up someone’s feelings, memories, associations? How to stop the viewer for longer? I’m still learning it, constantly improving my skills. My next works arise more and more consciously. My message is more and more clear, easy perceivable, I hope.
I am 40 years old. I live in Opole. My photography adventure has started relatively recently. True, the first attempts to photographing took place many years ago. However, the turning point was the first digital SLR purchase in mid 2009. Since then, I’m almost completely absorbed by shooting. I’m still looking for new frames, excellent workshop.
Courses, thousands of images viewed… Every free moment devoted to my passion.