Tracing back the art trail
The photographer's confrontation with his surrounding world is a prety precarious state of mind. He instantly sketches fortuitous movements and all-changing expressions and faces.
But even more delicate is the reaction to the result of his work appearing before his eyes. He is captivated by the surprising impact of the placement of the elements but should he correct the overexposed hand, the blotted blacks, the technical imperfections? He will not finally touch it, not a thing. Because when mojo appears better step back and accept it as it is.
In Koushik's street portrait we find a dream-world (rather nightmarish) and surreal approach. The two girls, in a majestic capture of empty glazes and uncanny gestures, seem ghosts of Alice in the wonderland.
But mainly we find the art trail and how old mastery is populating every new emerging talent: From Koushik portraits back to Brandt's nudes, the latter inspired by the derivative photography of Man Ray, back to Brandt's luminous and ominous frames, influenced, in their turn, by the Citizen Kane's low-angles.
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