Is there some other form of art with more truth, sincerity, and uncovered human emotions than documentary photography? Unlike fiction, documentary style is always about reality and truth by default, so to say. Actually, photography itself is a very true art, tending to show the world “as is” without altering its natural shades and coloring. This principle is brought to its climax in documentary photography, where the composition is not prepared in advance and a photographer works like a hunter, trying to capture the most prominent and vivid moments of life.
Children naivety, the joy of a fisherman with rich fish catch, the tension of an athlete, and heat of the live discussion – with the photographs below you can track a great variety of real-life situations. Some of them are monochromatic, which only increases the emphasis on personalities and expressed emotions. Others are in full color, thus showing the true face of the world with all its advantages and disadvantages. Documentary photography is indeed a very interesting form of art, which stands right at the border between creative vision and real life, allowing an artist to use his skills in detecting the most prominent situation and faces, but keeping him from the temptation to embellishing the reality.
Photography, video art, production, design and music are the solid foundation of my visions and ideas. One element never opposes the other and I have repetitiously proved that only when put together – the real magic happens. Nonetheless, I am constantly reminded that, like many others creative minds in the world, I am only a manager of my talent, not the owner!
Confirmed! Digital retouching’s early years. About 198?. Soviet Union.