CHAPTER 6 - ALL HAS BEEN SAID
What is there to say anymore? How can we continue to create rare from banal, new from the known, beat again and over again the conventional and the stereotyped?
To illustrate this let's take the example of documentary. We are the right person at the right place and moment, we capture with realism and authenticity an iconic image carrying an amplified narrative impact. Most of the times we leave the scene after having intensively lived the rich interaction with the events, which moreover is conveniently documented in our camera.
However the breakthrough is operated only after evacuating the obvious, and thus freeing the eye to continuously recycle the observation process. Revisiting obsessively the same subject, activating the peripheral angles, "watching the ballet from the wings", loosening the proportions and inviting poetic accidents.
Turning relative into absolute (realistic image) and vice-versa, repeatedly, vacates the superfluous, shifts from morality to a revolutionary consensus, and allows for a meaningful transformation towards a symbolic image of an uncertain duration.
To be cont'd
NB: The pictures featuring here won't be in the book. I only wish I could have been the author. Instead, they reflect quite well my thoughts and this makes them extraordinary in my eyes. I am grateful to all those who give me the opportunity to see also through theirs.
Michail Moscholios - Photos by Albert Adrian (above) and Rafael Ianos (below).
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