‘x-rayed’ is a series of images in one of my conceptual photography projects.
For me, photography and image processing is always to some extent ‘ready-made’ due to the given (programmed) technical possibilities:
Designed to create an image of something under the rules of (programmed) technology.
Photography can only create something really new if the photographer acknowledges this limitation by technology and searches for something new, something to be created in the meaning of the images.
The subject can often be replaced, since the message of an image results from much more than just the subject.
This is also the case for this project, x-rayed – although I have purposely chosen stones as the subject of the series of images.
We live in a time in which human interaction seems to become more and more superficial.
The individual takes up more and more space in his or her own cosmos, leaving a smaller and smaller space for fellow human beings, society and the ‘big picture’.
Mindfulness-for the moment, for our surroundings, for our fellow human beings, perhaps even for the meaning of our existence-is an antidote to this trend.
And mindfulness can happen in every moment. Without any preparation anyone can immediately become mindful for the moment.
The more mindful you are, the closer your connection to things and people is. And the closer this connection becomes, the more you understand things and people.
Until, at some point, you have the feeling of being able to see through the facade, into the heart and soul of things and people.
‘Mindfulness is a necessary counter-movement to modern Egocentricity’.
To connect with a stone, to look behind its facade, sounds impossible – maybe even ridiculous.
That is why stones are the ideal motif for this project: they express that mindfulness is not something that happens by itself or is simple.
Being mindful requires practice. Being mindful in every moment requires constant practice.
Once you have made the arduous beginning, mindfulness can be a constant, something lasting and enriching experience in your own life, changing your view of the stones on our path.
Did you know that I believe art should be free in general and that you can download a special version of any of my images for free?
You only have to share the image once on social media and afterwards you can download it immediately with a resolution of 1920px.
On every image page you”ll find a section on the bottom right to share the image on social media. Once you have shared it via twitter, facebook or google, you will see the download link for the image.
Of course and in general, my Art is copyright-protected and not i.e. CC. But the special version of my artwork might be downloaded for personal use.
Have fun downloading !
Whatever you care about, I am happy to hear from you! Yours, Tamme.
Are you interested in the first print (‘No.1’) of this edition?
Just write me an email and I will be in touch with you short
An image printed on canvas is a statement and a work of art in one.
Beautify your rooms with these photorealistic prints!
-acid-free, PH-neutral, poly-cotton-based
-20.5 mm thick canvas, 470 g/m²
-Mounting bracket included – centred on the frame
-Hand-glued solid wood tensioner strips
-Printed on structured and lightfast canvas (OBA-free)
The wooden frames that you can get with a limited edition print are made of wood which is FSC certified.
This contributes to a more environmentally conscious use of one of the world’s most important natural resources. Although wood grows back, it needs a minimum of favourable conditions. By preferring wooden frames that bear the FSC label, you actively support the responsible use of this raw material.
FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council, a non-governmental organisation founded in 1993 in Toronto, Canada and now operating worldwide. Its primary objective is to combat the environmentally harmful exploitation of forests. In accordance with a far-reaching catalogue of principles, the organisation monitors the functioning of forestry operations and issues certificates to those who commit themselves to sustainable forest use.
In order to live up to this ideal, it needs not only responsible manufacturers, but also environmentally conscious consumers. With an FSC certified wood image frame, you make a direct, not to be underestimated, contribution to the conservation not only of the natural habitat of many animals, but also of our own.
This artwork is available as a limited edition (‘artist edition’)
As you probably know, three principles are very important to me:
– We should support the weaker ones wherever possible. That’s why at least 50% of my profit will be donated to charities.
– Generally, my images are free of charge. You might download each image and can use it according to the creative commons license ‘by-nc-sa‘.
– Everyone gives what he or she can. You decide for yourself what the print is worth to you (you name the price).