It's been too long since I've written anything in the present moment photography blog. For those familiar with our obsession, promoting the Intelligent Eye and considering the importance of being present when engaging our environment, you are probably okay with the long delay :). The art at Stark-Magazine is incredible and there are so many examples of art reflective of what we discuss.
I'm confident the artists here understand the importance of our art, not just as something we do, but reflective of how we live. We engage, we create, we share as a community and not just a Stark community, but as an art community throughout the world and time. Stark has never been about dominance or profits or popularity and yes, some will argue certain photos get more attention than others, but it's not the attention that matters most. The best art is reflective of our personal experiences, the vision or story we wish to share, our personal creativity. We are simply living this moment and enjoying what we do...
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the intelligent eye defined
A project by Teruo Araya...March 11, 2011. A major earthquake strikes East Japan, I have not been able to return home. Traffic in Tokyo was paralyzed, so people were turned adrift. This is a recording taken by my mobile phone.
Note from the publisher, we appreciate Teruo sharing a historical event with our audience. We hope the Stark Projects will be an opportunity for artists to share their life experience in unique ways...
We are testing a new feature, projects. If interested, you can create a personal project using the below link
You will see a button "Add Album". Click to create the project - you can add a description and title, please include your name in the title. Don't hesitate to get in touch if needed.
a few examples of the Intelligent Eye over the past week
© Mariano Belmar Torrecilla
© Fabienne Collard
© Dragos Ioneanu
© Jeff Mercader
© Silvana Rogazione
IE.13 As you may know or figured out at this point, we are obsessed with promoting the Intelligent Eye or vision within photography so we've created a new opportunity for artists to share their understanding of the Intelligent Eye. Of course, there are many Photo Contests each year, but we want to do something a little different. We are looking to capture and promote artists reflecting the ability to recognize and seize on an unusual moment or experience. Many factors are important in our artistic creativity...composition, etc...but the ability of an artists to see or to demonstrate vision and storytelling is difficult to master, at least in our humble opinion.
We were careful to consider the appropriate person to judge such and effort and we determined Michael Freeman was a perfect match for the objectives of this contest. Mr. Freeman is an international photographer and author publishing more than 100 books to include a recent publication focused on vision. His expertise in every area of photography makes him well qualified to judge such a contest.
meeting | © Radosveta Georgieva
We are excited to publish a special issue of Stark-Magazine featuring a winner and selected artists participating in the contest.
There are many great sites and artists and art thriving on the web. However, we are confident this contest will result in published images demonstrating something challenging and often evading modern photography, present moment vision.
One of the most widely published photographers worldwide, Michael Freeman has worked for most major international magazine and book publishers in a long career. A leading photographer for the Smithsonian Magazine for three decades (more than 40 assignment stories), Freeman has also published more than 120 books on subjects as varied as Angkor, Sudan, ethnic minorities in Southeast Asia, the Shakers, and contemporary Japanese design and architecture. His 50 books on the practice of photography are standard works, and have sold almost two million copies in more than 20 languages. His contribution to teaching is the photography courses at the UK’s Open College of the Arts, now to degree level in the national curriculum. London-based, Freeman travels for half of each year on shooting assignments, principally in Asia. His latest large-format reportage book is The Tea Horse Road, the result of a two-year exploration of one of the longest trade routes in the ancient world, between China and Tibet.