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A prism of stories – Photography by Anush Poghosyan

A prism of stories – Photography by Anush Poghosyan

My name is Anush Poghosyan. I am from the beautiful country of the first Christian nation, the country where you can see the Biblical Mount Ararat, and the oldest 5500-year-old leather shoe ever found in the world, the country of the oldest wine making traditions dating back to 4000-3800 cal BC and the country where Mesrop Mashtots invented the Armenian alphabet in the year of 405 AD. The list is endless but I will stop here to intrigue you to come and discover your Armenia. Here your mind travels to the times when Noah’s arch descended on the top of Mount Ararat, a new era and life – full of happiness and disasters, well-being and misfortune, love and hatred – started.

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Wanderlust – Lines and Forms by Gert de Buck

Wanderlust – Lines and Forms by Gert de Buck

My name is Gert De Buck, living in Belgium, close to Leuven, but often travelling around for professional reasons. To me, moving around is synonym to the Wanderlust as described by the German Romantic writer Ludwig Tieck in his novel Franz Sternbalds Wanderungen. It’s about going slow. Look around and see the beauty that surrounds us.

As the great photographer Henri Cartier Bresson declared his Leica as his sketchbook, today a smartphone can already help us capturing those little beauties we experience while looking around.
I find beauty in compositions built up with lines and forms. For my pictures I look for lines, diagonals that give an impression of depth and at the same time bring a certain balance into the compostion. It is in fact the same kind of composition that baroque painters already used to build up their dramatic scenes, but brought back to everyday life that surrounds us. Often the balance is found by looking at the structure from another angle or by using reflection coming from water, mirrors etc.
I prefer to use black and white pictures as there is no color to distract you from the composition of lines and depth.
It’s actually nothing more than going back to basics, stand still, look and experience. At the same time those are some of the main challenges in 21st century life…