According to Diane Arbus: “Photography is the secret of secrecy. The more she talks to you, the less you know. ” I found it when I was sixteen and read Diana’s biography. She became for me an extraordinary personality, a brave stranger with mystical magnetism. Yesterday I got deja vue. The only difference now I am a part of art industry too and invited to a sacred temple of hidden stories.
I realized that I chose my favorite profession because of the Arbus biography. In ordinary life, I am just one of the characters in the photoshoot. Can I capture a mystery, love or a particular experience to my camera?
My answer is no. As a photographer, I cut the moment of someone’s legend, but the essence of truth still hidden behind. An image has no truth, no religion, no time. It’s just preparation. When someone talks about artwork, it is a conversation about an artist.
We are not able to keep secrets they will be encrypted with the masterpiece and expand the story. The impulse to create is a liberation of the soul, unofficial confession of the artist through his work. The drama will follow the inner nature of the Artist and, finally, will reborn in colors, textures or objects. The precise cut of the fine art this is a pure experiment, including storyteller’s reincarnations and tons of hours in practice. As soon as we receive the keys to the secrets of the Universe, we untwine the secrets hidden in the awarded art.
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