Horribilia silvestria

Milla Kazimir

The Magical Underworld of Underbrush

A selection of disturbing root designs and other imaginative horribilia.
Location: Central Sweden
Used filters: black and white, albumen, cross processing.
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The Overlap Techique

digital photography techniques with levels

Merging of two photographs plus writings – street art on a photograph

I developed the Overlap Technique with some photographs I took at EX Tacheles Galerie in Berlin. I think it’s the most representative case of deterioration of imagination and freedom to do true art. Then, I wanted to celebrate this temple of genuine art the same days and month of its closure, which occurred in September 2012.

The Overlap Technique consists in digitally merging two or even more photographs together taking into consideration proportions, colors and positioning of things into the frame. Through these overlaps I try to create new associations of ideas, in this case all is connected to the sad and insane relationship between art and business.

I took inspiration by fading movie technique: I try to recreate fading into a single photograph, in particular freezing the moment in which the different scenes stand at their maximum visibility to convey the most powerful message. I also add writings, resulting in a sort of street art applied to photographs. The writings are taken from articles published on various magazines and blogs concerning the closure of this Art Center.

I’ll develop this technique in the future, also for more deep, lyrical and existential themes. Stay tuned 😉

La technique des superpositions – FRANCAIS

J’ai développé la technique des superpositions avec les photographes que j’ai pris chez la Galerie Tacheles à Berlin. Je pense que c’est le cas le plus représentative de la détérioration de l’imagination et de la liberté de faire de l’art véritable. J’ai voulu aussi célébré cette cathédral des idées pendent les mêmes jours et le même mois de sa fermeture, que s’est passé en Septembre 2012.
La technique des superpositions consiste en l’union entre deux ou même plusieurs photographes compte tenue des proportions, des couleurs et position des objets dans le cadrage. A travers des superpositions j’essaye de créer nouvelles associations des idées et dans ce cas tout est relié au triste rapport entre art et affaires.
Je me suis inspirée à la technique du montage fondu: j’ai voulu récréer un fondu dans une seule scène fixe, en particulier gelant les scènes dans le moment de maximum visibilité des photos, pour transmettre le message le plus fort. J’aime aussi ajouter des écritures: une sorte de art de la rue appliquée à la photographie. Les écritures ont été prises des différents articles et blogs concernant la fermeture de la Galerie Tacheles.

Existentialism Series

Finally, I created a new page on my Official Website. It’s called “Existentialism” and includes an unreleased collection of some of my photography artworks. LINK: Existentialism

Now the first work is Existence: there are many photos, as well as a poetry in English and French. “Existence” is dedicated to feelings and thoughts, reflections, questions, dilemma about human conditions in post-modern era, in relation to nature (seawater, waves and sunset) and urban places (underpasses, with their typical light/shadow situations). Consider these images as a time suspension, a moment to stay in silence with your inner side trying to feel yourself calm and quite.

“Existence” had to be published on a book, but I couldn’t find anything really affordable regarding print and distribution systems, so I ended up publishing it on Internet, free to everyone with an available Internet connection. Please share to friends, even if they are not connected!
Thank you, reader! Have a nice life!

Arno in piena, 29 novembre 2012 ore 13:00/14:00

Il fiume Arno era di nuovo in piena oggi. Stavolta l’acqua fluiva più velocemente, come dimostrano le foto che ho scattato. Per alcune ho indicato focale, diaframma e tempo.
Arno River was again in spate. This time its water flowed faster than the last time, as you can see from the following photographs, taken 1 to 2 PM. Under some of them I added focal length, aperture and time.

190 mm f22 @1/15

70 mm f22 @1/15

80 mm f/22 @1/8

300 mm f22 @1/25

70 mm f/22 @1/25

70 mm f/22 @1/25

Info: www.marymillaft.com

Arno in piena, 13 novembre 2012

Arno River in spate, November 13th 2012

Ieri, 13 novembre 2012, saputo che l’Arno sarebbe stato in piena nel pomeriggio, ho preso la mia Kyra (il nome della mia reflex) e sono andata a vedere con i miei occhi il livello del fiume, prima a Pisa poi alla foce, a Marina di Pisa.

Yesterday, November 13th 2012. Once having known that Arno River would be in (almost) full spate in the afternoon, I took my Kyra (the name of my Reflex camera) to go and see with my true eyes the river’s level. First in Pisa center, then at the river’s mouth, in Marina di Pisa.

Arno river in spate, November 2012

Sotto il Ponte della Vittoria / Under Ponte della Vittoria

Arno river in spate, November 2012

La “sede” di Arnovivo / In Summer the area under the steps, here completely under water, is used by people to drink something and listen to concerts and DJ sets. This “bar” is called Arnovivo.

Arno river in spate, November 2012

Graffiti da ultras

Arno river in spate, November 2012

Ponte di Mezzo / One of the most famous bridge in Pisa, Ponte di Mezzo

Arno river in spate, November 2012

Arno river in spate, November 2012

High level !

Arno river in spate, November 2012

Arno river in spate, November 2012

Ponte della Fortezza / Bridge called Ponte della Fortezza

Arno river in spate, November 2012

Santa Maria della Spina

Arno river in spate, November 2012

Pescatori a Marina di Pisa / Fishermen in Marina di Pisa

Arno river in spate, November 2012

Alla foce / At river’s mouth

Arno river in spate, November 2012

Arno river in spate, November 2012

Infine, una versione notturna dell’Arno dal Ponte di Mezzo / Finally, Arno River by night from Ponte di Mezzo

Fiume Arno di notte, Pisa

The 9th Fort of Kaunas – Lithuania

Pictures from the 9th Fort, Kaunas. This place was used first as concentration camp, then as a collection center before leaving to Siberia; now it’s a memorial museum dedicated to all Lithuanians died under Nazi and Communist regimes.

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Ruins of Freedom

One can still hear them charging their rifles and shoot to freedom.

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Rail tails

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…rail tracks to the port

realm of cranes, pipelines and pylons…

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