Today I’m posting links to the photos taken by Austrian photographer Alfred Georg Weissenegger. These images may be seen in his gallery on deviantART. If I was going to write something profound here, that could be: Art needs no comment.
This time, I’d like to post links to the photos taken by Michal Budínský (Yupa), digital photographer from the Czech Republic.
The photograph The jump 3 is my favorite from the set. The splashes of water are wonderful.
I’m posting pictures taken by the photographer from Eastern Europe, for a third time in a row.
Just as colors convey certain connotations to people, so too do the concepts of “Western” and “Eastern” Europe convey very different impressions and mental images. The former is viewed as enlightened, cultured, and progressive; the latter is seen as dark, uncivilized, and static. Western Europe is democratic; Eastern Europe is backward and totalitarian… (Eastern Europe: an introduction to the people, lands, and culture …)
One possible reason for the greater number of bad stereotypes is that they are more durable. By this reasoning, people may form either positive or negative generalizations, but they are quicker to abandon the good ones. (Social Psychology and Human Nature by Roy F. Baumeister and Brad J. Bushman)
The struggle against stereotypes is not my goal. I just want to post links to nice images taken by Martin Horbal from Slovakia.
After some delay, I’d like to post new weekend photos. I’ve already written about my interest in self-portraits.
Since Albrecht Dürer began a series of painted self-portraits in 1493 that provided insight into the changing nature of his character and beliefs over a lifetime, artists have expressed numerous inner concerns through self-portraits. Self-portraits allow artists to show awareness of their own appearance and traits, producing evidence of the intricacies of their lives. … Self-portraits can be projections of the self that represent you as you are, or they can present hidden aspects of the self, sometimes revealing a secret self. (from Light and lens: photography in the digital age by Robert Hirsch, MAKING PORTRAITS: WHO AM I AND WHO ARE YOU?)
So I cannot pass over the self-portraits by Czekoladowe-Ciastko (“Chocolate Cake” in Polish is the nickname chosen by Kamila from Poland), especially taking into account their popularity on deviantART.
The photos for this week’s column are taken from Sailormary87‘s gallery on deviantART. Sailormary87 provides the following information about herself:
I’m Dorothy and I’m a student of Art at the University of Zielona Góra. I like Speed Metal and photo modeling.
These photos were taken with Konica Minolta Dynax 7D.
Although summer and its heat may be considered emblematical of love (while winter and its cold are emblematical of the absence of love, cf. here p. 529), but this symbolism has nothing to do with a summer like this, for sure. When heat influences the ability to think clearly, it becomes impossible to seek consolation in philosophy. So it only remains to seek consolation in art (‘Seek consolation in art,’ I said to him. / Yakov Pasinkov, The Diary of a Superfluous Man and Other Stories by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev)