The power of a single photograph: Auggie’s photo album

I so love this memorably wonderful scene from Smoke (1995) featuring Harvey Keitel and William Hurt… I hope you do too…

You know how it is…

Tomorrow tomorrow and tomorrow,

Time creeps on its petty pace.

In Auggie’s New York smoke shop, days pass, seemingly unchanging – until he teaches us to notice the little details of life…

Contemplative silhouettes

Artist Kasia Derwinska creates scenes with contemplative silhouettes of people trying to find their own paths in life. Each anonymous character is either standing at a distance or walking off into a vast and empty landscape.

There are recurring visuals throughout her portfolio that include umbrellas, clouds, and a theme of pensiveness as her characters are stuck at a standstill. Like an artistic metaphor for life through a surreal lens, each frame presents characters with endless options to create their own reality.

Choosing not to refer to herself as a professional photographer, Derwinska says:

I use photography as a tool, like a brush for painting or an instrument to play music. My creations are an attempt to connect the visible with the invisible – feelings, emotions, fears, hopes and doubts about the world we live in. It is my personal journey through this unreal reality.

Check out more imaginative images below…

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Defining the photograph

Writer Roland Barthes

‘When we define the Photograph as a motionless image, this does not mean only that the
figures it represents do not move; it means that they do not
emerge, do not leave:
they are anesthetized and fastened down, like butterflies.’

Roland Barthes in Camera Lucida: Reflections on photography

Surreal Lensbaby images by Vangelis Bagiatis

What I Imagined You'd Be Like by Vangelis Bagiatis

Photographer and IT analyst Vangelis Bagiatis was born in 1978 and lives and works in Athens, Greece. He dedicates most of his free time to photography.

His recent work creates moody, abstract, surreal scenes with a Lensbaby Composer, which seems like the ideal tool to realise his creative inspiration.

Here are more of Bagiatis’ atmospheric images for your viewing pleasure… be sure to click to view larger versions

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Instant and forever – surreal Polaroid art by Wendy Bevan

This is a selection of images from Inventory: 10 Polaroid Years, an exhibition featuring London photographer Wendy Bevan’s archive, currently on show at The Cob Gallery, London.

Wendy Bevan is known for her surreal aesthetic, and a tender, sympathetic portrayal of the feminine form, working exclusively in Polaroid film.

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