At Maratua island, only few, who endure harsh journey and have courage to fight against the strong current with the sandy bottom where there is nothing to hold on, obtain the opportunity to confront incomparable school of barracudas. The school on my series is at least higher than 20 meters and the width is substantial as well. This group of predators are dominating any other living things and they are the dominant presence of Maratua.
The blessing of the day in the form of ray.
Took this photo an year ago while roaming in the streets of Lahore the walled city and i took this photo because everything seemed perfect in that moment the light the position of people everything i felt like this moment is meant to be a photographed.
I was awarded IPA Honorable Mention Prize and ND World Photography Awards for this work. This work was approved and selected for an on screen exhibition at Saatchi Gallery in London. “Landscape” was also finally selected for London Artrooms Fair Seoul World Contest Exhibition.
The title “Landscape” in this work doesn’t mean an expanse of scenery or view through our eyes. I didn’t take shots of real scenery. I tried to paint something with camera through my hand gesture to express what I thougt at the moment. As a result, I could get this photo of my subjective landscape. I expressed flaing rage inside me as beautifully as possible as biblical saying “Love your enemies” teaches. Marc Chagall, one of the great painters throughout art history is famous for his depicting his anger in rather beautiful way like this, which is called aesthetics of paradox.
Just like painters dash and drip colors with their brushes and knives, I use my camera as a tool for expressing my inner thoughts and emotion. With few exceptions, I rarely take a direct shot at subjects. Instead, I find a more creative ways to paint with my camera to evoke what I conjure up inside.
Oftentimes I shake my camera for gestural effects. I seldom take shots. I always try to make shots. I paint shots.
The "Landscape" is one of my such camera painting artworks, through which I hoped to express lyrical abstract world of photo art. The "Landscape" I painted is just the evocation of my subjective view of outside world.
- Рейтинг фотографов по странам и городам строится на основе 3-х лучших фотографий автора и их относительной позиции в каждой отдельной номинации. Рейтинг в номинации "Мобильная фотография" учитывается в меньшей степени для формирования рейтинга. В списке показывается одна фотография автора с лучшим рейтингом.
- В списке опубликованы только работы которые прошли 2-й этап голосования.
- The rating of photographers by countries and cities is based on the three best photos of the author and their relative position in each separate nomination. Rating in the nomination "Mobile Photography" is taken into account to a lesser extent for rating formation. The list shows one photo of the author with the best rating.
- Only those photos have been published in the list that passed the second stage of voting.