Note from the editor
They say that “everything you read, watch, listen, dream, is channelled into your pictures and most of the time they are Déjà-vus. The only problem is to know and carefully select what to carry with you, your burden in this wonderful and scary trip.” - from the Anti-Manual
Ruxandra is going beyond that and she applies with dexterity the “take the picture now, think later” which, for the undersigned, is the only way to find an original perspective, to explore and propose new ways of connecting with the viewer (the latter being already drown in the visual tsunami). - Michail
This month's photograph (by Sima Aldaghi) met the editors' choice for different reasons. Some saw a "last supper", some "smelt" the omnipresent tobacco and a society in decay.
The truth is that there is no truth in a photograph. A photograph does not, and it is not supposed to, provide any assurance as to the faithfulness of the events. No authenticity statements, no proof of the real experienced facts. And Sima succeeds to transcend the thin line between documentary and expressive photography, "valuing the details around her" as herself says.
The other photographs considered were the following.
Authors by order of appearance: Athanasia Palentza, Çağlar Doğan, Catalin Strugaru, Costas Arvanitis, Gina Maragoudaki, Ilker Karaman, Liubomir Skumov, Makis Makris, Marius Petrescu, Olah Laszlo-Tibor, Sami Uçan, Sávio Martins
Marius Petrescu, Panagiotis Kalkavouras, Michail Moscholios
The Bulb Collective consists of photographers active in urban (and rural) photography with an expressive shift to include highly aesthetic and poetic images in their assignments.