Creating a real collectors' photography remind the jeweler's work who having found a precious rough diamond, turns it into a diamond. Not all art photographers can adequately materialize their idea, to make the necessary "faceting" and turn their product into a collector's item. My attention was particularly drawn to VarrIng, as art photographer with a strong individual creative style, that is collecting the ideas and hone to perfection reproduction of photographic prints thus creates works in a beautiful framing. And, what is important for the collector, VarrIng keeps a public record of his works to build an honest and trusting relationship with admirers of his work.
VarrIng (Ihor L. Babii) won a silver medal of the National Society of Photo Artists of Ukraine in nomination GENRE for his work "Mom – coach".
VIII INTERNATIONAL PHOTO SALON PLANET OF CHILDREN 2018
The Photo project "FIRE EMBODIED" is an opportunity for the viewer to see on the photographs the process of transformation of human and fire, which turned into fiery signs and symbols. The photo reportage was made during international competitions - the historical reconstruction of the events in ancient Rus. Thanks to unique location of the architectural reconstructions of ancient Kyiv, visitors of the event were able to dive into the time when a thousand years ago Kievan Rus was the center of European civilization and had a rich culture.
Due to the artists’ skills to control the fire and mastery of the photographer, the viewer can see on photographs sculptures of people in the fire that excite the imagination and evoke positive emotions. During the transformation of man into a fiery image a new vision of the past and the future are created, and everyone finds interesting features that are close to only him/her.
The Fire is a central element and the most mystic symbol of all Four Elements, composing the universe. It is the source of warm and light for the first man, the instrument of justice in the middle age. It is naturally associated with the Sun which gives the life and can destroy, it is symbol of purification, of erotism and of sacrifice.
The Fire of the photographer VarrIng from the collection FIRE EMBODIED is not simply the image. Magic flame signs made by the masters of the fire and due to creative realization of the author symbolize the culture of Slavonic people, let the spectator create their own history, become the alive participant of the event and celebrate the victory of good over evil. That is why, magic and inimitable images of transformation of man into the god in the photography by VarrIng not only reflect the culture and the history but become the beautiful art pieces of photography, worth art-lovers collecting rare and limited photography.
|Exposition is full of light, positive and expression. Photos attract with a game of fire and emotions, of human and supernatural. The author clearly presented extraordinary form of the fire element, tamed by man. Interesting combination of darkness and light in various forms and movements, with a human in the center suggests that these two forces are working in harmony against the background of life, without prejudice to each other. Many thanks to Ihor Babii for the excellent exhibition.
I really like how originally he conveys the idea, which becomes unique to the world of art photography. VarrIng moves away from the traditional presentation of the millions' of tourist’s city in the project FRENCH CHARM. There are no people, there are almost no recognizable architectural forms – the artist has managed to catch the spirit, story, imagines of this iconic city, without giving the viewer direct references. He takes out of context separate pieces of the Parisian cityscape and by experiencing them through his feelings, transforms the images in vibrant color variations with a French melody. By means of this technique he intrigues and plunges the viewer into the atmosphere of Paris, which brings a sense of celebration, passion, bliss and light carelessness of Paris life. Three apples symbolize a love triangle, where at first you notice only two of them. Royal carp interweave their bodies in a complex round dance – of love? Of game? Of bliss? Pink fog is replaced by semidarkness and shadows of balconies on a building facade. And only traces of someone's hands can be seen on the window glass in the evening light – as the trace of someone's life, experiences, touches...
|Congratulations for your excellent creation! I am inspired by your work! Continue! Very nice to meet you!
|Thanks for these photos, your talent is wonderful!
|We were pleased to work with Ihor in 2012, and invited him to become a supervisor of the photo exhibition “DREAMS OF CHILDREN”, which will be held in December this year