Disintegration of a Revived Nation
“My photographic journeys lead me all across the country – my hometown, the city where I currently live and places I see for the first time through my camera lens. Wherever I go, I examine the relationship between man and nature and, sometimes absurd, the connection and constant tension between past, present and future. I create an intimate atmosphere in every frame and put my personal feelings, emotions and nostalgia into it. Everywhere I go, I recognize a personal memory that can ignite a collective memory of the viewer.
I deal with the urban revolution, manifested in the massive construction of buildings, roads, bridges and all kinds of huge concrete structures. Man is gradually reducing nature and neutralizes the past in its path.
The project deals with the changing generations. One generation is fading and its cultural remaining is being replaced by a new generation that deserts its roots and creates a new, alienated, form of esthetics.
In this new age we live in we’re exposed to an endless stream of information. We get that information immediately from a huge verity of medias. It seems that the information overdose is causing us to ignore our environment and miss out on the constant changes in the small details that eventually change our world, without we even notice.
In this project I intentionally produce images that are lacking human presence in order to focus the viewer on the magnificent work of art we call a metropolis. During the years that this project is in progress, I often came to think of the duality of this urban landscapes. On one hand these landscapes are impressive and emphasize how small we, humans, actually are. On the other hand it seems to have the ability to help us come to terms with the concrete and steal horrors that surround us.
I’m interested in taking the viewer into my journeys, to stimulate the viewer to feel and to interpret this reality according to his own personal charges.”
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