RossArt gallery represents a series of photography “Moving camera” by Swiss-based German photographer working under the stage name SAF.
Fine art print made on Epson photo paper, edition 1/5.
Size: 1189 x 841 mm.
Artist's certificate is enclosed.
“These nighttime landscapes represent metaphors for the mind when wrapped in the sensory flow of emotions. The streaming lights, like fiery connections that arc across our neurons when something grabs the attention, presents the viewer with what it’s like to see through your eyes! The resulting photos appear to be mysterious environments, full of aesthetic energy and at the same time meditative focus. They are visual doorways that lead down paths, to the destinations of emotion” (LensCulture Magazine).
The artist says: “As a photographer, I focus on emotions. I see them on stage or in a landscape, and my photos transfer them to viewers and make them participants. They look and perceive, emotions are triggered and the circle is complete. That’s why I call my photos “perceptional pictures”.
I catch the moment when the landscape opens itself to me, (and in the end to the viewer), making me and them a participant. The moment that stimulates my imagination stimulates the viewer’s imagination too. The photos at night are also landscapes – captured by a “Moving camera”.
The viewer is invited to leave reality and move into the setting – and into his or her own inner associations.
Taking photos of landscapes is not about “what might be of interest to the audience”. It’s more about “Which scenery catches my emotions?” – that’s the moment I want to capture. At gigs, I follow the person with my camera (I see approximately 90% of the concert through lenses). Usually, I take photos during the second part of the show – when the artist has connected and is familiar with the audience when the initial “work” is done and the fun starts. This is when the artist shows genuine emotions. They are most visible in the eyes or the face, which is why I primarily take a portrait or half-torso shots.
I even use non-standard equipment to capture that special situation and to create special effects or accentuate aspects. But most of all I try to catch the right moment. The moment that touches me and ultimately will touch the viewer.”
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