"The Truth is never black or white"
Black and white are remarkably easy reversible without losing any of their power. That means that they do not represent a point of beginning or end, but they're really a reflection of the eternal dance of life.
P E A C E
( W ) h o l e
K I N G H E L L E B O R E B / W
M I R R O R
N A T I V E S O I L : H U M A N
K e e p y o u r h e a d t o g e t h e r
T h e t r u t h i s n e v e r b l a c k o r w h i t e )
N E I G H B O U R S
P L A N E T
B R I D G E
Black and white are not colours, but for me they include the entire colour spectrum. Without black no depth, without white no light. It is the greatest contrast imaginable; the entire universe. These extremes have always had a sublime value to me (personally, I think the combination of a lot of black, with a little bit of white is irresistible). It is the base of both my work and personal environment.
Black and white photography combines the most extreme contrasts. And yet black and white are remarkably easy reversible without losing any of its power. That means that they do not represent a point of beginning or end, but they're really a reflection of the eternal dance of life.
H O R I Z O N
F O G
B I R D
P A T H
B L A C K L O V E , W H I T E L O V E
I N T O T H E B O X
V I E W
R O C K
This work has been reviewed by Lensculture.
Read their comments (28-01-2019) below:
Read their comments (28-01-2019) below:
"Thank you for sharing your work by submitting it to Lens Culture. I can see some compelling images here and it seems to me you are a talented fine art photographer with high aesthetic criteria and a restless spirit.
Your series is perfectly constructed and, beyond the technical and aesthetic quality of the images, supports an exciting concept referring to life's contradictions and dualities. I agree with your phrase about black and white that "they're really a reflection of the eternal dance of life" as regards their metaphorical meaning. This point is the most important in your series because you don't stay on the surface speaking about black and white as colors and basic elements of a photographic form but use them to present your view on life itself. Besides, if you didn't see life as an eternal dance between light and shadow, good and evil, happiness and sadness etc. you hadn't preferred black and white as your expressive means. As you know, our choices (especially in art) are not accidental but they are based on our character and inner self even if we have not realized it. It seems that the change to negative as a change from dark to light and vice versa is a kind of creative obsession for you. Perhaps you test that nothing essential changes with this process and this fact make you see also the life under the same perspective. This is an optimistic view of things and proves once again the personal character of your work.
I will not speak about the technique and the aesthetic quality of your images because as I have already told you are perfect. Besides, you have the background and the experience to create excellent pictures. I like the way you have composed the diptychs. Every part of them interacts with the other increasing the sense of unity and continuity and this interaction supports the concept. I find also smart the sequencing of the series as you move from one diptych to the next not only based on their common formal elements but also on their content. I can see a kind of circular order beginning from nature going to humans and again back to nature, to humans etc. This kind of sequencing also helps the concept to emerge. There are some diptychs where it is hard to understand which is the positive and which the negative image (and not only the depicted object) and indeed confirm your words and the metaphorical-philosophical aspect of your work.
In my opinion, your work is noticeable and your personal signature is visible here. Overall, my engagement with your work was an exciting and pleasant experience. I wish you good luck, and I'm looking forward to seeing more from you in the future."