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Issue No. 18 - Humanity

Emerging artist interviews: Zelko Nedic

Untitled from series “The Bedroom Conception” 

  1. Tell us about your image:

This image is part of series The Bedroom Conception where I decided to photograph my subjects without giving them any instruction before, or during, the photo session. My goal was to venture into a pure unknown experience. Preplanning would have allowed less room for surprise; for the idea to find itself. Rather, uncertainty allowed ambivalence to  seep in, so much more vital and revealing than certainty and clarity. I chose to wear a blindfold and remove myself from the traditional role of photographer, behind the camera. The picture will never answer all questions and it is precisely this confidentiality that gives it, its great emotional energy.

 

2. What kind of Fantasy were you trying to express or capture in this photograph?

This work can be seen as a study of the subjects and their relationship with themselves and the stranger in their bedroom. Both a mystery and attraction associated with voyeuristic allure. The spectator is invited to project themselves intellectually into these the most intimate spaces of my subject’s homes and in turn asked to confront difficult voyeuristic questions. The spectator is left with a sense of disorientation and mystery; images creating questions rather than answers.

More than ever I became a seeker of personal truth; more than ever confused by what that truth might be, and by what means it might be gained.

3. Why Photography? What about it inspires and excites you?

Photography tells me something about how we understand the world around us. I have done  some painting and sculpture work in the past, but photography is the media that gives me more excitement then any other art expression.

The biggest inspirations to me are people around me that I meet on daily basis .

The presence of a contradiction between control and risk taking is apparent in most of my works; which could be one of my excitements for sure.

 

4. Our next issue is centered around the theme of 'Temptation'. What do you find Tempting, right now?

The biggest temptation right now is to finish my latest body of work that I have been working on for the last two years.

 

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