Photo Exhibition: “Her and parts of her“ by Dejan Boshkovski
Dejan Boshkovski as many other photographers has left a deep mark in Macedonian Photography, with numerous brave works, moments, stories, works that have been displayed at numerous national and international group exhibitions.
Looking at his collection, which displays a beautiful connection between woman, animals and nature one can see a powerful mix of beauty, tranquility and love, a message which every woman has a part of herself and unselfishly shares with her surroundings.
The focus of this exhibition is on the mere beauty that surrounds us.
We live, we wake up, we inhale, we feel, we touch, we exist.
As an author and professional photographer I want the public to experience my texts as an essay or contemplation on a given topic rather than a wholesome critical approach. Simply put, after a long period of work you just feel a need to share what you have done with the public. But something happens with the young and inexperienced authors that are still in the exploration phase of the medium. To them homogenizing the selected works of art is the hardest task. They have to connect them in some form, each to tell its story, but at the same time the exhibition has to be a unilateral narrative, a story, a personal, unique one, that has to draw the visitor and communication with him.
Dejan Boshkovski chose one of the most difficult of themes, placing the woman in a context of nature, and then homing in on the landscape and the model as a whole. The photographs we have seen are unique in content, but heterogeneous in execution. What I found to be specifically interesting is that the author did not just concentrate on photographic elements of the photograph such as: light, color, composition, perspective, but also wanted to insert a visual content and action, which we rarely see today as an author approach. That is the only thread that bounds and keeps together the exhibition itself. Wanting to show knowledge of photographic postproduction, he uses too many processing techniques unnecessarily, thus not only disturbing the homogeneousness, but also the context of the narrative. Each photograph could exist on its own, but standing next to the truly great ones, the others just downgrade the overall impression.
He possesses visuality, a desire to create his own photograph, knowledge of the technique of photography, and has affinities for creating a new and unique photograph.