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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Victims, each one, for his own survival, how many breaths divide us? Vittime, ognuno, della propria sopravvivenza, quanti respiri ci dividono? Victimes, chacun, de la propre survie, combien de souffles nous divisent?

Exhibition: Smartphone Photography in Art Gallery

Artwork by Milla Kazimir

Inner Travel Artwork by Milla Kazimir

Inner Travel artwork will be presented at WikiArte Gallery in Bologna for a collective exhibition, Jan. 4th to 23rd 2014. This is not a simple mixed-media artwork composed by photographic paper glued on a painted canvas, it aims at representing the role of mobile or cellphone photography into the contemporary art gallery system. Moreover it is also a symbolic representation of a journey towards and inside a mixture of dimensions. On a white canvas, within a black windy frame, lay nine photos printed on glossy paper. They were taken during a travel by train from Pisa to Rome through a smartphone camera, and shared on Facebook and Twitter in real-time. The low resolution and low specs of the mobile camera were fundamental, because I wanted to highlight movement and long exposure effects to create a fusion of time and space, a fluid closed container.
I was particularly happy when I knew that my artwork had been selected for the collective exhibition Premio Expo Bologna 2014, because my purpose was to present mobile photography in a classical environment, such as a contemporary art gallery.

Vernice Video, Jan. 4th, 2014 6PM at Wikiarte Gallery
Vernice Photos, Jan. 4th, 2014 6PM at Wikiarte Gallery

Due to better and better technology applied to cameras embedded into smartphone and tablet mostly everyone can obtain quality results and, most important factor, can share it pretty immediately on social profiles. The expression “I share, therefore I am” (cit. Sherry Turkle) is now evident anywhere, anytime: just consider David Cameron, Barack Obama and Helle Thorning-Schmidt taking a selfie during Mandela memorial service, or that (mostly) anyone can take part to the iPhone Photography award. Smartphone and mobile photography is now considered an artform, but can we consider it already outdated? I am posing myself this question, because Google Glass use is definitely going to redefine photography in the next future.

Some Mobile Photography Exhibitions around the world, past and present:
BW San Francisco – #BWSANFRANCISCO (June 2013)
Mobile Photo Paris (November 2012)
TOrino TRue (October 2011)
Dirk Vogel et al. in Milan (November 2004)

Exhibition at Rosso Cinabro Gallery in Rome, Italy

ENGLISH – Three of my photographs are in exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery “RossoCinabro”, via Raffaele Cadorna 28, Rome (Italy), from November 10th, 2013 to February 9th, 2014.
These photographs were chosen from the “Existentialism” project, and are presented with particular frames, which I personally painted in black and gold acrylic colors: an unconventional and new way to expose photographic prints and to create an unique mixed media artwork.
Link to portfolio and bio
Link to available artworks
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FRANCAIS – Trois mes photographies sont en exposition chez la galerie pour l’art contemporaine “RossoCinabro”, via Raffaele Cadorna 28, Rome (Italie) du 10 novembre 2013 au 9 février 2014.
Ces photographies ont étés choisi parmi le projet “Existentialisme” et sont présentées avec un cadre spécial, en fait je les ai peint personnellement avec les couleurs acryliques noir et doré: c’est un système innovant pour exposer des photographies imprimées et créer une œuvre unique à technique mixte.
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ITALIANO – Tre delle mie fotografie sono in esposizione presso la galleria di arte contemporanea “RossoCinabro”, via Raffaele Cadorna 28, Roma (Italia), dal 10 novembre 2013 al 10 febbraio 2014.
Queste fotografie sono state scelte dal progetto “Esistenzialismo” e sono presentate in una cornice speciale che infatti è stata dipinta in acrilico oro e nero da me personalmente: un sistema innovativo per esporre foto stampate e per creare un’opera unica a tecnica mista.
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Milla Kazimir exhibition at RossoCinabro Contemporary Art Gallery in Rome, Italy.

Les circuits

Les pieds baissent dans la boue de l’obligation, étroits par les ronces de la nécessité, je ne pouvais que suivre la crue, la rapidité mécanique et assourdissant des événements quotidiens.
Un jour tu es mort. Le cancer aux poumons avait englouti toute la lumière des tes yeux, quelques mois après avoir obtenu ton retraite. La même lumière s’est cassée devant mes pieds, en ouvrant un vérité inconnue et jamais imaginée jusqu’à ce moment.
Je ne voulais pas dérailler de la crue pour fermer mes yeux définitivement. Ta mort était comme un ouragan que m’avais lassait nue et vide. Ta mort m’avait donné une nouvelle vie, sur le parcours de la connaissance.
Moi, j’avait choisi, finalement.

Another Life

Les circuits et la crue de la vie quotidienne

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.

Street Lights

Imagine yourself fallen into a dust and smog cloud, horn and tire noise, loud roaring, lost on a median island pretty in the middle of nowhere… If you feel excited about such a situation (I had a lot of fun, indeed, but remember, I’m a crazy one 🙂 ), then you should try taking some pictures like these. Below each photograph, ISO, focal length (for APS-C), aperture and time values are specified.

milla kazimirISO 200, 18mm, f/10 @ 20sec

graffiti street art italy
ISO 200, 55mm, f/10 @ 10sec – Unknown Graffiti Tag/Crew

how to photograph city lights at night
ISO 200,  42mm, f/32 @ 30 sec

long exposure photography highway lights
ISO 200, 21mm, f/18 @ 20sec
During the first 2-3 seconds of total shooting time I accidentally moved the tripod 😀


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!



Title: Neverborns Author: Milla Kazimir Dimensions: 40×30 cm (15.75×11.8in) Landscape orientation Technique: Acrylic, glossy medium and varnish, and tempera on canvas and wood Date: January/February 2012 International Economic Crisis burn lifes throughout the Globe. Per capita debt is over 30.000 … Continue reading


Ottodix live show @ Exenzia Club (Prato, Italy) on Feb. 2nd, 2013. This live show was perfect to try some new top-secret techniques…….. 😀
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