18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
"Obscure barrier"

I quite often resort to the works of the Renaissance artists, to the surrealist artists, they inspire me. Associations from their works lie like an invisible thread on the emotions and feelings of my photography and are closely intertwined with the reality of today. The created metaphorical image tells about the fragility of the world. In fact, there is no exact answer here, the viewer's perception is writing its own story. In search of an alternative direction, the influence of the works of Renaissance artists led to the creation of such a work, where the connection of the past, present and future are intertwined into one story and allows for the most convincing realization of the author's statement. Today's situation is a "vague barrier" causing confusion of feelings that humanity is currently facing, is the basis of photography and this one requires the involvement of the viewer.

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Date Taken: 04.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Armavir, Russia
Copyright: © Aleksandr Koviazin