Beauty will save the world. (The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
Dostoyevsky once let drop the enigmatic phrase: “Beauty will save the world.” What does this mean? For a long time it used to seem to me that this was a mere phrase. Just how could such a thing be possible? When had it ever happened in the bloodthirsty course of history that beauty had saved anyone from anything? Beauty had provided embellishment certainly, given uplift—but whom had it ever saved? (Beauty Will Save the World by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)
The herculean task of a photographer is to capture a momentary frame as beautiful in reality, as it would be in a dream. (Ansel Adams, an American photographer and environmentalist)
I don’t know whether the Russians, at least some of them, do believe that beauty saves the world. Maybe, they believe only in force. Not all of them, of course, but some of them for sure do. I believe that the beauty around us really helps to go through the hard times and dark ages. The task of a photographer is to capture it and show to the world.
Today I would like to present a great photographer. He calls himself CHILL, French indie & self-proclaimed photographer, and, I think, he copes with this herculean task well.