x-rayed

‘x-rayed’ ist eine Bilderserie aus einem meiner konzeptualen Fotografie-Projekte.
Für mich ist Fotografie und Bildbearbeitung durch die vorgegebenen (programmierten) technischen Möglichkeiten immer ein Stück weit ‘ready-made’:
Geschaffen, um unter den Regeln der (programmierten) Technik ein Abbild von etwas zu erzeugen.
Fotografie kann nur dann etwas wirklich Neues schaffen, wenn man als Fotograf diese Begrenzung durch die Technik anerkennt und das Neue, das zu Erschaffende in der Aussage der Bilder sucht.
Dabei ist das Motiv oft ersetzbar, da sich die Aussage eines Bildes aus wesentlich mehr ergibt als nur dem Motiv.
Dies ist auch bei diesem Projekt, x-rayed so – wenngleich ich bewusst Steine als Motiv der Bilderserie gewählt habe.
Wir leben in einer Zeit, in der das menschliche Miteinander immer oberflächlicher zu werden scheint.
Das Individuum nimmt immer mehr Raum in seinem eigenen Kosmos ein, immer weniger Platz bleibt für Mitmenschen, die Gesellschaft und das ‘große Ganze’.
Achtsamkeit -für den Moment, für unser Umfeld, für unsere Mitmenschen, vielleicht sogar den Sinn unseres Daseins- ist ein Gegenmittel gegen diese Entwicklung.
Und Achtsamkeit kann in jedem Moment stattfinden. Ohne jede Vorbereitung kann jeder sofort Achtsamer für den Moment werden.
Je achtsamer man ist, desto enger ist unsere Verbindung zu den Dingen und Menschen. Und je enger diese Verbindung wird, desto mehr versteht man die Dinge und Menschen.
Bis man, irgendwann, das Gefühl hat, durch die Fassade blicken zu können, in das Herz und die Seele der Dinge und Menschen.
‘Achtsamkeit ist die notwendige notwendige Gegenbewegung zur modernen Egozentrik’.
Zu einem Stein eine Verbindung aufbauen, hinter seine Fassade blicken zu wollen, klingt unmöglich – vielleicht sogar lächerlich.
Deshalb sind Steine das ideale Motiv für dieses Projekt: drücken Sie doch aus, dass Achtsamkeit nichts ist, was von alleine passiert oder einfach ist.
Achtsam sein erfordert Übung. Achtsam in jedem Augenblick zu sein erfordert immer fortwährende Übung.
Hat man den mühsamen Anfang gemacht, kann Achtsamkeit eine Konstante, etwas Dauerhaftes und Bereicherndes im eigenen Leben sein, was den eigenen Blick auf die Steine auf unserem Weg verändert.

Ja, natürlich: Du kannst dieses Kunstwerk auch bestellen – das wäre echt klasse!
Es ist 40cm (15,748in) x 40cm (15,748in) und ich habe es insgesamt nur 10 Mal gedruckt (ja, es ist limitiert).
Schicke mir einfach eine E-Mail an tamme @ gratus . art oder schreibe mir eine Nachricht auf Social Media und ich melde mich umgehend bei Dir!

Und, wie immer: dieses Bild ist als KryptoArt (NFT) erhältlich, in diesem Fall auf superrare.co*:

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*Auf dieser Seite versuche ich, CryptoArt (NFT) näher zu erläutern und zu erklären, warum ich mich entschieden habe, meine Bilder auch als CryptoArt anzubieten.

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x-rayed

‘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.

Yes, of course: You can also order this artwork – I would love that !
It is 40cm (15,748in) x 40cm (15,748in) and I have printed it 10 times in total (yes, it is limited).
Feel free to send me an email to tamme @ gratus . art or message me on social media and I will get back to you immediately!

And, as usual: this item is available as cryptoArt (NFT), in this case on superrare.co*:

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*On this page I try to explain CryptoArt (NFT) in more detail and why I decided to offer my paintings as CryptoArt as well.

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Hahnemühle German Etching

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Canson Baryta

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C Type Kodak Metallic

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