Mikhail Kudish: Selected Still Lifes.
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I usually don’t like to write artistic statements because you have to try articulate the thoughts behind the work, and that task always brings to mind the Lewis Hine quote “If I could say it in words, I wouldn’t need to photograph.”
I would however try…
I use photography to explore objects that surrounds us, moments and fragments of life and also to interact with people I would otherwise not be able to engage with. My photographic goal is to use my cameras to open an unexplored world of objects, a place of curious self-expression, but also a world of new relationships, new chances and most importantly new stories.
In formal terms, my current work on still lifes is an exploration of forms and shapes of objects as well as their imaginary relationships in the graphic representation. Simplicity in a scene is important: The fewer objects, the less distractions, the easier it is for the mind to construct its own mental representation of their relationships.
I photograph still lifes mainly with medium format camera and black and white film only, and final results is always black and white prints completed in traditional wet darkroom.
© Mikhail Kudish.
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