#sundaybluesedit Sunday Selection @_georgopoliti_
This sunday I want to introduce you an amazing artist @_giorgopoliti_ . George , Like me is and artist of self introspection who lays it all out in his work. If you look chronologically through is feed, you can follow his life and feel but ups and downs. On top of his brilliance and an emotional thinker, he is a master of the edit. His skills are beyond those most of us editors dream of having.
This week I’ve made another giant leap in my ever growing tag. I’ve added a real partner to the group to help share the amazing growth of the tag and aid in giving it the attention it deserves. Her name is Izzy and she goes by the profile name @elvisandme. Like George and me, Izzy doesn’t shy from real life emotion. Maybe thats how we chose this incredible image together?
I encourage you to take a long stroll through George’s stream. You will come away with a different understanding of what it means to be human. Happy Sunday and please help me welcome Izzy to the team. So far she has been the best of lifesavers.
n. pl. met·a·mor·pho·ses
A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.
I find it hard to explain what I do… I am my own worst critic… My work is random and deeply personal. I sometimes feel that it is way too revealing but it is also a means of showing my fears and pushing my boundaries. It is a self exploratory exercise in creating little instances of time, within a small frame, which express how I’m feeling – a form of mindscape therapy. It is this internal struggle that defines my work and is part of the overall creative process.
By accident I stumbled into mobile photography while discovering the capabilities of the camera. I found the possibilities to twist reality endless. That was roughly a year and a half ago.
For me, mobile photography is a form of expression – an extension of identity. I work with layers to instill a mood, a feeling, a sense of mystery, a dark narrative. If it connects with others, it is completely unintentional and a bonus. Each piece is an unanswered question – a stepping stone of exploration.
While coming to terms with my grief and trying to make sense of my father’s passing 6 months ago, I stopped creating. Time stood still. I did not have the energy nor the inclination. I turned to visual documentation and chasing light, focussing on the moment rather than the process.
The fog has lifted a little and I’ve started twisting reality again. I used the #sundaybluesedit to push me back into creating those little instances of time, to challenge my fears and play with them again.
“Metamorphoses” comes from the Greek word “transformations”. It pretty much sums up my current situation and encapsulates the overall theme of my work.
“The demons are innumerable, arrive at the most inappropriate times, and create panic and terror… but I have learned that if I can master the negative forces and harness them to my chariot, then they can work to my advantage….” Ingmar Bergman
Many thanks Rebecca and Juxt
You can see more of George’s perfect work at;
iphoneart – http://www.iphoneart.com/_giorgopoliti_
flickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/politigrafix/
eyem – _giorgopoliti_