The idea of this series started from a small investment in autumn 2010, when I bought my Canon Prima AS-1 from a flea market in Hungary.
That time I used to shot almost exclusively on film, so I loaded my new camera with a roll and next day we checked out the spa feeling together. The set up was perfect, you know, when you see a middle aged guy with a small plastic toy camera accompanied by a beautiful girl (my wife), no one was disturbed or suspicious about my activity.
The thermal bath in the history, even before Christ represented a different world for society. During the time it was an information point, a business club or a rudimentary social media and community place.
You have to expose yourself in a place with a lot of taboos. After church this is the place most filled with hopes, you can see a serious mass of people, who are dreaming to leave the building healed without pain, scars or other affections. (Photos and Text: Laszlo-Tibor Olah)
Hi, my name is George Dobre, I am a member of BULB and this week I will present you an unpublished series called “end of season / indian summer ”. This is a “behind the scene” kind of thing, realised in september at the seaside, when almost every tourist has left and you can really look at the “decor” - the faked-one and the natural one. Thank you for your attention.
Where do people go when they die? But most of all what do they become when we remind them through a picture to die? When we shout to them with a mute click: "memento mori"?
They become witnesses of their own decay. And in a subconscious way they scream their grief out, for a split second they try to escape the inevitable and they become a smudged simulacrum of the self.
It is then when the eerie glances, the disfigured faces and the shattered bodies appear. The erosive process is invisible to the naked eye, until someone finds the courage to reveal it through a lens.
Every picture is a "has been", everything in a picture has already passed away. We just don't know it, until we rip out all the fake appearances, until we evacuate the obvious, until we are willing to share the suffering of the people in front of the lens. (Pictures by Rafael Ianos)
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.
βULB goes Athens
Stay tuned to learn in time about the events organised by our team.
SEP 2018: The Greeks
APR 2018: The Romanians
APR 2018: ΦΩS Project2
JAN 2018: BG exhibition
DEC 2017: MSPF 2017
NOV 2017: ΦΩS Project
AUG 2017: VSLO 2017
APR 2017: CY exhibition
DEC 2016: 2nd Photo Contest
NOV 2016: 2nd book launch
JUL 2016: Athens exhibition
JUL 2016: BULB in Kulturama
JUN 2016: Katerini exhibition
JUN 2016: Thess. exhibition
FEB 2016: Bucharest exhibit
JAN 2016: 1st Photo Contest
AUG 2015: BULB at VSLO2015
JUL 2015: CUCAL Exhibition
JUN 2015: BULB 1st Book
FEB 2015: Rural Project
JAN 2015: BULB Open DAY