Posts Tagged ‘travelling

20
Dec
11

Klavdij Sluban : Photography

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Klavdij Sluban is a traveller for whom high seasons and travel commerce mean little. From countries generally considered unvisitable, too poor, too sad and grey, he brings back a harvest of pictures, always in black and white. The basis of his photography is time and people – people he would not dream of staring at. For Sluban is no paparazzo of reality, he is a photographer on a human scale.

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‘Transsibérien’
Klavdij Sluban
Photography
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‘Après Balkan-transit’
Klavdij Sluban
Photography
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‘Transsibérien’
Klavdij Sluban
Photography
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‘Prison Zona 18, Guatemala’
Klavdij Sluban
Photography
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‘Mediterranean Journey’
Klavdij Sluban
Photography
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‘Pologne’
Klavdij Sluban
Photography
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‘Centre des jeunes détenus’
Klavdij Sluban
Photography
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Klavdij Sluban crosses abandoned Far Eastern towns on foot — what happened to their inhabitants? A few are still here, wrapped up in the fog, like fleeing animals or with their backs to the wall. Searching for people, the photographer traveled outside Europe, penetrating into Asia, Russia, Mongolia, China, on the Trans-Siberian railway, yet he never encountered a density of population. Everywhere, the physicality of the land has taken over and rendered negligible the human species. Klavdij Sluban was nostalgic for the snow of his childhood, which surrounded him in his corner of the world, here the snow has become a white cancer: it doesn’t cover the ground, but consumes it. The silence is oppressive.

The photographer seldom uses a fast exposure to capture a movement or a journey. More often, he leaves the camera open for a long time, so that the silence impregnates the film. Stillness needs time to rise to the surface. Stillness is the state of grace of a messianic moment, not the exaltation of an arrival, but the end of a journey. — Extract from a preface by Erri de Luca for the book ‘Transsibériades’

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Klavdij Sluban : Website

Klavdij Sluban : Lens Culture

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12
Dec
10

Fernandoprats : Photography

Traveling to become humbler

Fernandoprats
‘Traveling to become humbler’
Part of People are people, 2.0 relationships and others.
2010

Absinther

Fernandoprats
‘Absinther’
Part of Prahabsynth series.
2010

Muerte del ángel

Fernandoprats
‘Muerte del ángel’
Part of Songfots series.
2009

for an oleaginous overview

Fernandoprats
‘For an oleaginous overview’
Part of Instant compositions instants.
2010

Answerer

Fernandoprats
‘Answerer’
Part of Prahabsynth series.
2010

Probably you

Fernandoprats
‘Probably you’
Part of “New York Old” series.
2010

Dyslexic dialogue

Fernandoprats
‘Dyslexic dialogue’
Part of Instant compositions instants
2010

This particular sequence is constructed from numerous different series of ‘FotoWorks’ by Fernando. Therefore, I would encourage anyone who is intrigued by these marvelous works to click on each individual image to view texts & tags. This will resignify the speech of each image and each series, allowing for a better understanding of context and a further appreciation of the artists original intent.

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