As an artist, I am interested in capturing those elusive
images that dreams are made of. My works emerge out of a form of
human encounter and not a technical one. They are not photographic
montages that are assembled from constituent elements, but the whole
image, that includes number of layers, each of it aims to represent
another side of the objects, but never quite revealing their meaning.
My photo archive contains the seeds from which my
images grow. Before starting the computer manipulation, I ponder
this archive, seeking fresh and innovative juxtapositions that expand
the possibilities of the initial subject matter and surpasses the
boundaries of ordinary experience. It is my conviction that the
whole process of image creation, from camera shooting to darkroom
or computer manipulation, is capable of being, in the truest sense,
a visual research lab – a place for discovery, observation,
and meditation. Ultimately, my task is to amaze the watcher.
It is very important to me to maintain a continual
open dialogue with my materials and process; that I am constantly
questioning and in turn being questioned, otherwise the entire process
becomes a prescribed ritual that does not allow for spontaneous
variations and reactions and vitality of the medium and my relation
to it suffers.
I aim to combat visual mediocrity and try to challenge
the boundaries of photography by exploring the darkroom or computer
worlds of the cameraless image, the negative sandwich, multiple
printings, double exposure, the expended tonal scale, etc.
My images are personal but I sincerely hope that they
have significant implications for others to inspire them to seek
out their own "humanscapes".
The final result must be as if one theme shines through
another, acquiring fresh nuances while preserving and strengthening
the traces of its origin, causing everything to be more real, more
alive than in real life.
Copyright © 2004 Nathan Brusovani