New featured submission:
Empty by Stefan Hristov Marinov
If there was something non-empty (asunyam),
there would be something that is empty.
If there was anything that is non-empty
how could it have something that is empty “
The photograph project Empty is based on the concept of the internal perception of emptiness. According to a large part of the Eastern teachings, namely the emptiness of the consciousness is it highest form of existence. This definition is the basis of this project. But of course, it does not understand the lack of intellectual sense, but covers the overcoming of individual understanding of it.
Based on this belief, I started continuously to look for the provoking such feeling objects in our environment.
Thus Empty turned in an attempt for searching and representation of the emptiness, which, in fact, we can find everywhere around us. As during the winter in the parks, as well in the summer in the most animated places. I start working with the concept and the implementation of Empty during last winter, when I have been watching many gray and empty landscapes. They have strengthened my interest and led me search this same emptiness and in the other half of the year and to would like to share it. I was looking for such objects, which at first glance seem desert and empty, and after some observation led us to pass into, namely, this state of emptiness.
The aim of the project is to show their “beautiful emptiness” and to evoke its viewers the perception of emptiness, such as anyone can feel it for itself.
Every photograph of the project deals with a particular object and accordingly - part of the "perfect emptiness” and has its second part, inseparable from it. Thus, I try to show the emptiness in completely different situations, seasons and moods.
With the photographic project Empty, I throughout to acknowledge the beauty of the perception of “Emptiness” and wake up at his audience the question: “Is it possible, this to be the most “Complete” human state?”
“The emptiness is not an independent entity and is a feature of the form that created it”
Stefan Hristov Marinov
Born on 23.10.1989 in Sofia
In 2008 Graduated from 33 high Language School school “St. Sofia”, with profile French language.
In 2013 Graduated from National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts "Krastyo Sarafov" in the specialty “Photography”
In 2013 - Exhibition „Empty” , Sofia, “+ Tova” ( With the support of The Gaudenz B. Ruf Award)
In 2012- Exhibition „Invisible Sofia ” http://www.invisiblesofia.com , Museum of Ohrid - Robev House (at the invitation of the Cultural Organization ARTerija)