“My works are planes of temporal accumulation and push the image towards its dissolution. My attention is focused on the last moments of a work when a form of exhausted, at-the-limit beauty is impressed in it. I like taking the image to a breaking point, putting its form into danger.” - Nicola Samorì (x)
Dawn of the Endless Night - Wayne Barlowe
Quite often you might be going through your dashboard and see a photograph such as this one, and pay no heed or mind to the concept the artist is trying to portray. It took me a few ups and downs to acquire the thought and energy to reblog this.
At first I just pegged it as a medium for a post apocalyptic world. The barren landscape, the harshness of the colors and the gradual darkening of the sky gives us a preamble for a nuclear fallout. Looking closely to the details of the serpentine humanoid, the appendages and details are incredibly reptilian in origin. But, the softness of the hands dexterous pose, the bipedal nature of its legs and the strength and curvature of its back gives in to the idea of a mutation. Something possibly resembling a human in origin.
Looking at the depth of the landscape and the arid terrain, one could have assumed this to be an alien world, different from our own. Although this idea is quickly dismissed. Upon inspecting the two rats at the bottom, one would assume most animals of mammalian origin would have possibly been the first to die out, (due to the sensitivity of our bodies and the lack of any plant-life whatsoever) if a nuclear disaster had truly consumed this world. This gives us light into the possibility that other organisms have survived and are possibly mostly scavengers, such as these.
Looking at the spear its design closely resembles an Arthropod, having six extrusions that resemble the legs of some sort of insect. Possibly giving us some light as to its origin. The use of tools is one of the most distinct characteristics humans have developed over the centuries, the fact that this creature is adept at using objects to better itself might indicate that this organism, at some point was in fact possibly human.
By observing the sensitivity in its pose it could possibly be emaciated, expiring or suffering from the seldom solitude such a world would provoke to any sentient creature…
Another way of viewing this photograph would be in a psychological point of view.
The sensitivity in the figures pose and the harshness of the red hues, gives use to the fleeting emotion of rage and sadness. The barren landscape and the solitude of this creature also denotes isolation as well as possibly depression. Ostracizing, remorse, grief all of these feelings flow into the center of this piece. The depicted savage nature of the this piece can also be viewed as the decline of sustainability, as a singular species awaits its eminent demise.. While another awaits its next meal..
il Pura Madonna Bella…
¿Por que? Si solo te he amado infinitamente, hasta con la ultima gota de sangre que se derramara de mi ser… Mi pasión que se embriaga con tu mirada. Una pasión primordial… - Me
Color Blast / Vile
At first glance I pictured a LGBT add come through my mind. Unintentionally this picture is inspiring and I’m sure that it has gotten some comments from members of its community. It’s colorful lips accentuate this blank and barren canvas where a single drop of yellow falls from the tip as it pours out to the bottom. It could be interpreted as the adherent ways our words combine and drip into a sea of thoughts that define what we humans are: “Ideas”. Or it could also be the way our emotions reflect on others as each of the colors could be analyzed as an independent emotion… Truly a ponderous photo.
Horrid and Putrid… Thy rotten soul gives birth to no happiness, nothing but black bile… - Me
I couldn’t help but put these two together. I think they contradict each other but at the same time complement the ideas that the artist wanted to portray. In one you have the creation of thoughts. Whereas in this portrait we see a dark vile bitter creature that drips from the mouth with a dark liquid that seems to know no truth. Thoughts are entangled and drowned in the drips of lies that slip through Rotten teeth the blackness of tar… Truly shivering.
Maniac / The Swan
I believe that everything expressed here relates to a gaze lost to time, not insanity. But the plumage and choice of make up reminds me of a mask on a wall during a Venetian Carnival… Waiting for that wandering child that stares at it and is consumed by its eternal glossy stare. Truly a beautiful picture.
The Swan -
Fluttering in her scarlet tutu. The Prima Donna Ballerina spins and turns from her pars de deux for a dramatic picture…
Cristina Otero: Photography, photomanipulation and beauty at it’s finest.
As promised, I got the okay from this wonderful artist! So without further adieu… I present her to you…
- As quoted by the Kir Royal Valencia Gallery: “Con tan sólo 15 años esta fotógrafa autodidacta ya ha revolucionado las redes y parte de su mundo. A los 13 años descubrió la fotografía y en sólo dos aporta una frescura y novedad indiscutible en cada uno de los autorretratos que nos muestra. Expresividad, iluminación, metamorfosis… Una gran madurez puebla sus imágenes, aunque en ellas veamos las dudas y cambios que experimenta cada día una niña que se convierte en mujer. Fotos bellas, oscuras, alegres o muy tristes pero, sin duda, con una gran fuerza visual…”
“At only 15, this young self-taught photograph has already revolutionized the web and part of her world. At 13 she discovered photography and in only 2 has provided freshness and innovation in each of her self-portraits that she presents to us. Expressiveness, illumination and metamorphosis… Great maturity is housed in her images, although in her we see the doubt and change that a girl undergoes each day as she transforms into a woman. Beautiful photos, dark, happy o very sad but, without a doubt, with a strong visual force…”
I personally found this wonderful blooming artist as I navigated through the profile of an artist on deviantArt. Immediately I was amazed by the beauty and depth her photographs portrayed. Some where dark and sinister while others were happy and kind in the messages they reflected.. I asked her for permission, to see if I could share it with everyone so they could see all of her work, and enjoy it as I did. All of these portraits had in common that they were detailed and skillfully prepared. I was most intrigued by the amount of time and dedications all of her self portraits had to have taken. Overall I chose the pieces from each of her albums that most represented her work in each theme. I hope that everyone who see’s this enjoys the photographs and also takes a gander at her profile.
I’ll be posting the link to her profile at the bottom of this spam. :)
This photograph is titled: Uva (Grape)
I wanted to start it off with something a bit more quirky and funny after all that serious ramble. I believe this picture shows humor while at the same time a hint of adolescent fun. The makeup and depth of her eyes is flawless… Her lips almost like candy. overall I loved it.
This picture is part of her Gallery folder titled: Tutti Frutti.
A winter dream…