Searching for Moriyama

Inspired by Daido Moriyama and in attempt to arrive at something acceptable in B&W, which i like, i opted for a more “gentle Moriyama” look – milder in the technique / render, than in the subject matter – nothing much can be really xeon here in post.. I went out and then came back in – in the winter days of summer here and in the winter far north, in Vienna. And I am by now losing hope that we’ll ever have the rain stop this summer here ..

Selected few shots from this study, are included below. Unnamed at this point, but will have names one sunny day, pun intended. Cameras used were iPhone 5, Leica Minilux and Lomo LC-A – the film bodies loaded with Provia 400X.

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25 Abandoned Futuristic Monuments in Ex-Yugoslavia

Some beautiful ghost, beautifully shot! I now wonder what happens at night, at full moon and a 60 secs exposure ..

The Dancing Rest

Podgarić

These monuments were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place.  In the 1980s, these monuments attracted millions of visitors per year, but after the Republic dissolved in early 1990s, they were completely abandoned.

Kosmaj

Kruševo

Petrova Gora

Tjentište

Kozara

Grmeč

Ilirska Bistrica

Jasenovac

Sanski Most

Niš

Košute

Korenica

Knin

Makljen

Tjentište

Kolašin

Kadinjača

Mitrovica

Brezovica

Ostra

Sisak

Nikšić

Sinj

Zenica

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The Silence of Absences, 2013

The camera matters not .. What matters are the absences and their light.

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Hermann Niebuhr, City Chromatic

Few years back, when Karl left, I felt that the end of Jozi in art and Art in Jozi is nearing .. I also thought that i might miss him. I did, and I’m missing him badly still today.

It was then, few years back, when Hermann Niebuhr “appeared in my life”, like a wave of past Troyeville times. The inevitable happened – love at first site – the “Wim Wenders in Hillbrow” work. A work i will never forget in this life :

Hermann Niebuhr, City Chromatic

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The Window, Sofia Art Gallery, 2005

I could not help it but share with you (since you are here now) this wonderful exhibit, which i attended in Sofia, possibly during my first visit back to this can-be-wonderful city, where my heart stayed behind when i left in 1991 .. It was named “The Window” and featured works by XX century fine art masters from Bulgaria – some big names in there

The selected works here, which i scanned recently, represent the works i particulalrly liked there, works which capture so well the light of Sofia : winter light, nightlight, the city light in general – the way i recall it in the 80s, and even in the late 70s, the way i want it to be when i go back one day ..

I can write pages on the works below, but i will not – over to the works to do the talking ..

Finally, keep mouse over image to see image title and details ..

Andrei Daniel, Winter Night in Sofia, 1984, Oil on canvas, 100x100 Dimitar Tomov, %22Mladost II suburb%22, 1986-1987, Oil on Canvas, 85-100 Dinko Stoev, Window, circa 1986, Oil on board, 100x120 Emil Stoichev, Nocturnal Diary, 1986, Oil on canvas, 160x130 Lilyana Rouseva, Evening, 1989, Oil on canvas, 100.5-92 Mariana Marinova, Blue Evening in Sofia, 1987, Tempera on canvas, 110x130Naiden Petkov, Window, circa 1975, Oil on canvas, 130x81Nedko Solakov, Every Evening at Six Sharp, 1982, Oil on canvas, 46x61Nikolai Alexiev, Collette, 1982, Oil on board, 44x34Nikolai Alexiev, Models, 1983, Oil on board, 73x92Svetlin Rousev, View from the Studio Window, 1977, Oil on board, 130x96Vihroni Popnedelev, A Workers Bus, 1982, Oil on canvas, 110x170Yordan Katsamounski, In the Studio I, 1976, Oil on canvas, 106x151Yordan Katsamounski, Interior, 1980, Oil on canvas, 97x130Zhecho Dounev, Window in Paris, Oil on canvas, 105x69.5Bencho Obreshkov, Still-life With Fish, Oil on canvas, 58.5-69Ivan Nenov, Balcony with Viaduct, 1936, Oil on board, 125x91