Realizing that the sensation of heat we perceive is actually infrared radiation, it became clear that although this type of light is invisible to human eyes, we are able to see the infrared world with our skin. With this knowledge in mind, I, equipped with IR film, went to the Caspian Sea to capture photographs of the sun's warmth as it was reflected off the water's surface.
The idea in my hand
The phrase 'Everything is much closer and within' embodies the idea that everything we seek or strive to achieve is actually within ourselves. By hitting your head twice and reflecting on this situation, you will discover unexpected and astonishing revelations. You will realize that even in unforeseen circumstances, there are hidden opportunities and new paths. Our own inner bright core and ideas are the key to our desires and accomplishments. By mindfully working with our thoughts, emotions, and intuition, we can unlock our inner light.
qvevri jugs with the remains of grape seeds and skins, which date back to the 6th millennium BC, indicating that the people who lived in these parts had knowledge about the cultivation of grape varieties and winemaking. According to the chroniclers, Georgia adopted Christianity with a cross made from vines and branches. In Georgia, the "tree of life" is traditionally represented as a vine. And here is the traditional toast: “Watching this story of Georgian vine and how Georgians deal with this drink, in planetary scale I saw this lands as a whole organ of the Earth producing and digesting this liquid. I wish this organ function well for the centuries to keep the planet healthy.”
Buddha's halo / 2016
This communication began 7 years ago with this miracle sign somewhere between Prague and Istanbul. Since then, the motto of my creative process has become “Art is a journey taken to explore the reality of life”. Later I found that glories, or glories of the pilot, are optical phenomena that can appear as halos around shadows in clouds and are caused by sunlight passing near enough to a water droplet to create electromagnetic waves within it, which bounce around inside the droplet and eventually get out, sending out light rays that make up most of the glory. The colorful halo always surrounds the observer's own shadow. Looking back, I am grateful for this choice and take great pleasure in discovering the phenomena of reality in order to express and share them with you through my art.
Soul and body
Rays of light play with the metallic structure, dancing a dance of soul and matter. The cold, strong lines of metal immobile mass, intertwined to bright, lively light. Light and metal are being two completely different worlds, they unite into one harmonious image.
Blocks of blocks
This shot was taken in post-Soviet reality - Kyiv, Ukraine in 2021. This is from the point of view of one of the residents of multi-block buildings. Here you feel like a repeating part of the system, and everything in front of you is your reflected copy.
During one second the matrix of the camera gathered this amount of light reflected through the part of mechanism which makes that “click” sound of a second in clocks. This photograph was made inside the city clocks of Poti in the tower of Niko Nikoladze who brought the «new time» to the country.
The Svan Tower on the side of the mountain at Turtle Lake was one of the first objects that caught my attention on this visit to Tbilisi. Further it turned out that there were several of them and then even lots throughout the country. Closer to the end of the journey in Sakartvelo I arrived at the homeland of these towers - Mestia, Svaneti. On the way there I already saw this image in my mind - how the towers stand out from the whole area. In the last days, at sunset, the towers opened in all their glory. These towers are unique to the region and were primarily built between the 9th and 12th centuries, during the Georgian Golden Age. These ancestral places occur simultaneously with housing, as an emergency exit from the house in the event of an avalanche, and as guard posts to protect against private intrusions.
Poti of 2022 from the lighthouse
Light of Poti through a Fresnel lens to one of the city's proud sights - the Lighthouse, made in 67 in London and brought here by ship. Going inside the lighthouse and climbing the wide spiral staircase to its top was a new experience for me. Climbing up, opened a wide view of the vastness of the city. Thanks to this lens, which was intended for other purposes, it was possible to collect the entire view in one frame.
The ephemereal sunset passes very quickly. So fast that in order to see this frame in the best possible way, it was necessary to take the photograph and clean the dirty glass already during editing. Moral: Keep your windows clean so you're ready for the ephemeral.
Insight for a superconductor
Harmonic Oscillation and Vibrational Modes: Just like water molecules, atoms in a metal lattice can vibrate harmonically around their equilibrium positions. However, in metals, these vibrations are usually referred to as lattice vibrations or phonons. These vibrations can include symmetric modes similar to the symmetric vibrations of water molecules.