If you follow this blog long enough, you must have noticed the surrender of the text to the image.
Within the creative process and my love for photography, with the infinite desire to explore the boundaries of the medium of photography, the every day questions I ask about what I use as a tool to explore creativity, there is no room left for explanation of any kind, so I felt. Text for me is a different planet. The content on this blog should be seen as reflections of light and color, as images, and everything else is irrelevant and should be ignored.
My images are my stories, light is my tool, the subjects I choose to photograph are my inspiration. What text is for my images, a veil is for a bride; Both should be removed by love and desire.
So what makes this post different?
In the last couple of years, questions about creativity have come to my mind more frequently. What is creativity? Where does it end?
I remember standing in a gallery opening of my recent exhibition trying to explain the idea of using a single building as a subject, one building that inspired me and allowed me to connect and comment about my life right now, right here; “So when do you know you finish your project?” she asked, “I don’t know”, I replied, “I feel”.
And the questions were raised louder and louder with each passing day; Where does your creative process end? And I had no answer.
Am I a photographer? An artist? What do I create? Do I create only images? What is a photograph? Is it the act of making the photo or what was captured after the shutter opened? Is it what I see now on my screen or the print I produce from it? Is it all together?
And after 14 years of making love with the medium I felt I am standing on the edge of a cliff.
So I jumped. And what I have seen on the way down was a creative Heaven.
If you scroll one post down you will notice the beautiful wedding of Charlotte and Philip. Our journey together however, started long before, and something new developed along the way. I pushed the creative process into an open space, and within that space, I was able to break through the limitations and create something unique, one of a kind, divine. A book.
It was crafted as a concept, as a whole, free of any previous achievements and as a result of a different communication and awareness regarding what IS done and what CAN be done. It was crafted from a deep understanding that exploration will get me to somewhere else, somewhere new. I felt limitless.
Printing: Museum quality, pigment print on fine art paper
Concept: The images were taken in 3 different locations; The ocean was the foundation of the concept. The box top holds the initials C + P as on-lays and under-lays. The book cover is structured from fine art paper and exhibits 3 islands that represent the 3 locations geographically.