An article about being vulnerable in art and about the making of “Unknown Prophecy”, my latest image, that explores this idea. Being vulnerable in art is one of the prerequisites of great art. It allows the artist to explore more honestly his emotion and transmit it in his work, so he can connect with the viewer more directly and efficiently.
“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.”
– Swami Vivekananda
I have shot this image that I am calling “Unknown Prophecy” in Mycenae, one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece, and one of the most mysterious and profound cultural places I’ve ever experienced. This is the inside of the Tomb of Agamemnon, or the Treasury of Atreus, as it is also called, and it is a space where I personally feel an intense energy and very deep emotion. This photo is me trying to convey the things I feel inside this space combined with me seeing photography as a spiritual tool even more than an aesthetic one, and much more than a documentary one, a tool capable of going deep into our minds and souls and project outside what lies there.
I think photography is much more than an image. Of course it can be just an image, it depends what we are using it for. But in my vision photography can be much more and this Continue reading