Issue 25

March / April / May 2012

Cover photo: Mecuro B Cotto
PDF size: 89 MB
Pages: 200

CLOSE-UP | Mecuro B Cotto, Russia
 | Laurent Baillet, France
 | Sebastien Kohler, Switzerland
 | Adam Goldberg, USA
PLAYSTICK | Mery Adrian & Ute Kranz, Spain / Germany
 | Delio Ansovini, Canada
ANALOG WABI SABI | Motoko Sato, Japan
TETRA | Red Ognita, Philippines
MEET THE | Joanne Junga Yang, Korea

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BLUR no. 25

March / April / May 2012

It is my pleasure to welcome you to our e-zine dedicated to creative photography.

While launching BLUR several years ago, I was guided by the idea of creating a magazine focusing only on stunning, high-impact photography regardless of photographic technique and on its creators, the photographers. My intention was to use BLUR as a response to current photographic hyper-production and through it to encourage readers to reflect more on the images and to experience photography more profoundly. Today, I’m glad to work with an international team of editors and collaborators who voluntarily support BLUR’s mission of promoting creative photography worldwide. Together, we use the free distribution advantages of the Internet to reach readers in more than 195 countries and to present to them the inspirational work of both prominent artists as well as less-known, but very talented, photographers from around the world.

I invite you to join us and enjoy the diversity of creative photography.

Robert Gojević, founder and editor in chief


Mecuro B Cotto, Russia


“In my opinion, composition and artistry is key. But as Robert Doisneau once said: “If I knew how to take a good photograph, I’d do it every time.” I think a photo can be unique by its artistic nature: specific structure, ambiguity, subject, action, etc.”


Laurent Baillet, France


“With the “Water Material” project, I tried to deal with a subject that’s inherently quite simple (the water, the waves, and the ocean) in a somewhat different manner. I like the idea that even if I could find the same kind of waves everywhere in the world, and even if I use a similar process, the result will always be very different.”


Sebastien Kohler, Switzerland


„I think most of the people who master a genre won’t tell you absolutely everything. What makes them masters is the experience and that’s not a secret you can tell. There will always be room for experimenting …as long as I live! In some of the developer recipes for wet plate, some people use sugar (to slow down the process)! Now imagine how many other things you could add to experiment with the formula! Every plate is an experimentation.“


Adam Goldberg, USA


“Lately, I’ve been in this sort of instant film microcosm, where from the inside it feels as though there is this great momentum welling, and that we and it will have this triumphant renaissance.” — Adam Goldberg, author

“As he describes himself on his official website, Adam Goldberg is an American ‘actor, filmmaker, photographer, musician, Lamaze coach, and purveyor of fine meats.’ Few people could hold true to mastering every single item on that list and earn the right to be described as a modern renaissance man, but Adam is certainly one of them. There’s not a single thing on his personal skill list one could not admire, but here we take a closer look at his relationship to instant photography, as well as his recent involvement in the Polaroid renaissance.” — Jennifer Rumbach, editor


Mery Adrian & Ute Kranz, Spain / Germany


“I love to create other worlds – impossible images. I like to create dreams.” — Mery Adrian, Spain

“I was introduced to photography in 2007 as I started traveling on my own through several remote countries. Three years later I developed my skills with analog plastic cameras to intensify the impression of world’s wild places by experimental double exposures and jazzy cross processing, which give them an absolutely unique touch.” — Ute Kranz, Germany


Delio Ansovini, Canada


“I design and make my own cameras, or modify vintage folding cameras. This satisfies the engineer in me and offers some certainty that the tools will work before I commit to the creative part of the process.”


Motoko Sato, Japan


„Photography is one of the ways to look inside myself. I think the photographs of scenes that moved my heart, or those that I make in an effort to become better, reflect myself at that time.“


Red Ognita, Philippines


„There’s something in long exposures that I find appealing. One is that you can essentially capture what is not immediately visible. I find placing a length of time into a single frame very attractive. It is there, but not there. Very interesting.“


Joanne Junga Yang, Korea


“Since the 2000s, photography has been going through a process of revolutionary changes due to the advanced digital technology. Now taking photographs is not the specialty it once was, but rather a normal part of our lifestyle. In fact, for many people it has become an integral part of their daily life. It became a socio-cultural phenomenon beyond its previous role as a medium of expression for recording or arts.”


Various authors

BLUR Issue 25

March / April / May 2012
  1. Magdalena | Emma Hartvig | http://emmahartvig.tumblr.com | United Kingdom
  2. -Untitled- | Mansoor Mohamadi | Iran
  3. Lifeguard tower | Ian Flanigan | http://www.ianflanigan.com | USA
  4. A bit | Mindaugas Gabrenas | http://1559.portfolio.artlimited.net | Lithuania
  5. Pipes | dimitri bogachuk | http://www.dimitribogachuk.500px.com | Ukraine
  6. Leaving | Aninday Phani | http://www.betterphoto.com/?phani | India
  7. the Labyrinth #1 | Pavel Titovich | http://Titovichphoto.com | Russia
  8. Forfeit of the Three-Fourths | Allison Kortokrax | http://kortophotography.com | USA
  9. Blind | William Condelles | http://www.thecircusofsouls.com | USA
  10. Otro | Tamãra Lortkipanidze | http://tamaraph.com | Georgia
  11. Kiev Antiques | Joaquin Novak-Zarate | http://terriblegiraffephotography.carbonmade.com/ | USA
  12. Anna | Michael Smuda | Poland
  13. Život ulice | Krešimir Pletikosa | http://www.kresimirpletikosa.com | Croatia
  14. Abandoned doll | Yevgen Romanenko | http://www.romanenko.org | Ukraine
  15. I’m in love | Aleksandra Kucia | http://olulka.blogspot.com | Poland
  16. Cigarette? oui! | Basia Asztabska | http://www.be.net/basiaasztabska | Poland
  17. A Baul Singer |Arindam / Shivaani | http://www.arindamshivaani.com | Canada
  18. Fly | Anita Balogh | http://10804.portfolio.artlimited.net | Hungary
  19. Silk | Adam Huszka | http://www.adamhuszka.com | Australia
  20. Dreaming_II | Mertxe Alarcon | http://www.mertxealarcon.com | Spain
  21. As i lay dying | Mark Sink | Indonesia
  22. Reflection | Mahtab shuv | Bangladesh
  23. Robert-Hamilton-why | Robert Hamilton | http://cecilrob.com | USA
  24. Je suis venu te dire… | Benoit Courti | http://www.benoitcourti.net | France