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© 2009 Aref Nammari

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Armin Fuchs
Armin Fuchs
good title for this beauty :-)
8 years ago.
P.R.Baptista
P.R.Baptista
... the photo has a clear approach, no doubt, with lines and curves ( group) ... and the series is growing... perhaps only would have to be analysed to which extent it surpasses the aspect of exercice... and constitutes steps to go further in the direction of something defined as a final goal... maybe yourself could help saying something about your experience...certainly, however, the series keeps working very well, we can see a proposal, a photographic consequence, and the photo deserves to have more complementary comments...

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8 years ago.
Aref Nammari (goplay… has replied to P.R.Baptista
Thank you. I am not quite sure where this series is going to lead--as in much of my work I let the subject dictate the direction. What I mean by that is that I usually do not set out with a preconceived notion or well defined idea of what I want to photograph. Some may think of this as a great weakness maybe it is maybe it isn't.
I am fascinated by flowers and leaves when they are alive and when they dry out and die. In both cases there is a certain beauty and richness of colors, textures, lines and form. This is what I try to capture in those photographs. The object is not to document but to reveal. Those photographs are portraits of individuals and as successful portraits they are meant to shed light on the soul of the subject as I see it. Like portraits, it is not only the subject but it is the interaction between the subject and the photographer that is what we see. This is why I say that the purpose is not to document.
8 years ago.
machmalpause
machmalpause
indeed!!
8 years ago.
Charp
Charp
Great picture. And great explanation too. The interaction between you and the subject lies in the fact that it stop to be a leaf, and acquire in your eyes a abstract freedom by wich it echoes some imaginary spring..
8 years ago.
Aref Nammari (goplay… has replied to Charp
Thanks Charp. Yes indeed.
8 years ago.
P.R.Baptista
P.R.Baptista
... great explanation also...
8 years ago.
GiNa P.
GiNa P.
Perfect name for a perfect picture.
Should I say more? I think I cannot!
8 years ago.
Aref Nammari (goplay… has replied to GiNa P.
Thank you GiNa. I am flattered.
8 years ago.
Algri
Algri
tout simple et beau
8 years ago.
P.R.Baptista
P.R.Baptista
... to enrich the discussion...
Kertesz
"Melancholy Tulip" (1970) - André Kertész

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8 years ago.
Aref Nammari (goplay… has replied to P.R.Baptista
Thank you P.R. for this wonderful picture. This brings to mind what Susan Sontag wrote about photography. In one of her essays The Heroism of Vision she writes about the tendency of people to photograph what is beautiful. We all have had the experience, I am sure, encountering something beautiful and exclaimed that we wished we had a camera to capture it. Even when we photograph something ugly, according to Sontag, there is a certain implication that there is beauty in its ugliness which deserves to be photographed.
What is beauty? One might ask. The question, I am afraid does not have a single answer nor is there a correct or wrong answer. Beauty is subjective despite the fact that we are constantly bombarded wherever we turn with images and subliminal messages about what is beautiful.
Kertesz's photo above is quite an example of that. A wilting tulip would probably not warrant a second glance from most. However Kertesz saw in this tulip with its deep "bow" and the lines thus drawn in conjunction with the vase and the leaves a beautiful scene one which needed to be captured. What is beautiful here is the relationship of all the elements combined, not the tulip per se, not the vase alone, not the shadow or the light patterns but it is all of those put together. Take one away and the photo turns into a banal, uninteresting and uninspiring photograph. I think that is the genius of photographers of the caliber of Andre Kertesz.
8 years ago.
Christa Schwarz
Christa Schwarz
Calla ,ist ein Symbol der viktorianischen Ära.Sie wird oft verwendet um die Ehe oder die Auferstehung darzustellen.
7 years ago.