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Again today I have post on front page work of other photographer. I received email today from Jean-Claude Belegou. I did exchange some conversation with him quite some months ago. Today again I remember his excellent work. I have to mentioned another series he did back in eighties. It is Le corps. I like his older black and white very much. You really need to go to his site and take look for your self. I am sure you find a lot inspiring work there.
Almost on year ago exactly I have written few lines about Czech photographer Taras Kuščinskij. I have three postcards of his prints
on my wall. I visited exposition in summer where he has few photographs. I know his work for long time. He is not between us anymore, he died in 1983 on deadly illness.
I saw his images here and there when I was younger. I always like them very much, so lyric and gentle images always full of great feel. I never did any nude photography, but still I enjoy his work. Look at first two photographs. Don’t they look like great painting? They both are date in seventies.
More than any of these I like the last photo on this page from 1963. It is made the way I really like, It is exactly something I would love to make. Image has showing only gentle symbols. Few beam of light makes all we need to start our imagination. This is what I like on great photographs. They showed you hints, they trigger your imagination and your own creativity is doing rest. Isn’t that great! Observer need to give something from him/her/ He/She is the person who should create, be active when viewing this artwork.
Not like a consumer, who is expecting not to think, who is expecting to consume and acts as pre-programed by media.
The other day I have very long telephonic conversation with my friend from childhood. Among the other things we also spoke about this. How our children are exposed to the culture of mind driving by media. I hope I will get one day with my photographs into the stage when my work will trigger active creation in other people’s minds.
Taras Kuščinskij is doing this for me for years. Thank you very much!