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Talk of the elderly and we usually have these pre-conceived ideas of inactive and laidback people who would rather spend a leisurely afternoon chatting about old memories or taking a sedate stroll around the park. We also think of the word ‘wise’ right away whenever we hear of senior citizens.
Well as far as some elderly residents in Germany are concerned, they aren’t going to be pigeonholed into those stereotypes. Rather than conform to what people expect them to look like or be doing, the group decided to embark on a project that defies the usual conventions of what you would expect from the senior age bracket.
Artist Zoltan Bekefy is quite into landscape and fine art photography. He is extremely passionate about the monochromatic medium and minimalism, which prevalently shows in his work, Less is More. The aforementioned is the title of a stunning series of photographs by the Ireland-based Bekefy. Captured immaculately in black and white and using full dramatic contrasts, Bekefy’s images have an enigmatic quality to them.
There are many themes of pictures these days that revolve around childhood memories. Childhood photos have become the subject of many spins, like some artists photoshopping images of themselves into old photographs. One of the latest additions to pay homage to childhood pictures is by the Luxton brothers, but mind you, there is nothing reflective about this series. It is a silly, side-splitting collection of images that recreates old photos of themselves, but in their present day age.
Any fan of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol knows that Christmas day in London was filled with celebrations in the many homes, and it most certainly was not a deserted place on the streets. As Ebenezer Scrooge walked outdoors, a man fresh from the haunting of three ghosts but all the better for it, he came across many whom he surprised with his uncharacteristic good cheer, humor, and generosity. It was a festive Victorian Christmas replete with joyful people that has been indelibly etched in the minds of Dickens fans for generations.
Photographer Corrado Chiozzi shows us a rather different London at this time of the year in his project called Silent London.
Peter Wegner sees the urban landscape quite differently. Instead of seeing buildings, he sees the voids sandwiched between them. Wegner saw a unique opportunity to create a theme with this perception, and he has been shooting the spaces between buildings to create a new urban iconography; he calls this series Buildings Made of Sky. The collection is taken from sunrise till twilight by the artist in the world famous skylines of New York, Chicago and San Francisco.