"Nokturno is a concretization of the ambiguity of photography – photography that has renounced both a demand to be a truthful imitation of an objective external reality, as well as a demand for the projection of a creator’s inner experience on the object of representation. With this project, the photographer would like to encourage the viewers to think about their role in creating meaning through photography and particularly about the importance of the performative process in photography.
« The series arose from an experience I had while camping in the middle of the forest. One night I went for a walk in complete darkness, only carrying a speedlight which I fired repeatedly to see where I was going. After the sharp flash revealed the forest for a brief split-second, I started perceiving my surroundings as a series of still pictures. The impression remained in my brain in the form of latent images. I was feeling as if I was walking through photographs! The next evening, I went for a walk again, this time with a speedlight, a camera and the mission to capture this experience on photographic film. I perceived the dark, nonvisible forest as an empty canvas to which I applied light, illuminating different forms and structures of the bushes, branches and trees. After working in such manner it became very obvious to me that I’m not taking a photo by a single release of the shutter, but by multiple gestures of applying and shaping light. I asked myself “what sort of other gestures could I make?” and from there on I focused my research into the process of making a photograph. »
–– Andrej Lamut "
80 pages - Hardcover
The Angry Bat, 2017
Format : 17 x 24 cm
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