Tag: artwork

02
May

Photography, Awareness, and Digital Media

MICHAEL ELDRIDGE, COLIN TRACY AND I ARE PUTTING TOGETHER A PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP ABOUT AWARENESS. It takes place in Bristol from 3rd to 6th July.

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Workshop poster by Colin Tracy

To be frank, though, I doubt our work has mass appeal. Digital people tend to find themselves hypnotized by the Apps on their phones, and being being available with a service, or ‘selfie’, whenever their boss calls. There is an audience, for our workshop, of course. It’s made up of those who like to slow down and enjoy each moment of living.

In galleries people come with time to look, see, explore and comment. Sometimes they are moved by what they encounter.

Playful comments, especially in visitors’ books, are the ones I enjoy most, because they reveal that people really have been touched by the work. Polite comments tend to be well meant but point to someone’s social conditioning. All are welcome.

Thinking about awareness led me to consider the nature of photography as a medium, particularly in this age where digital manipulation easily makes images share many of the attributes of painting. There is a cross-over with digital art.

Image © Stephen Bray

Digitally Enhanced Bonfire

I posted an image about this on Facebook a day, or so ago. I titled it ‘Digitally Enhanced Bonfire’.

Today’s work is more solemn. It’s not about changing light, but changing attention. Please watch and let me know what you make of it.

01
May

Farkındalık: An Exhibition of Photographs in Marmaris

I’ve just concluded and exhibition of photographs with my colleagues Michael Eldridge, and Colin Tracy. Our pictures were well received here in Marmaris and have resulted in T.V. appearances, invitations to speak, as well as modest sales.

All was achieved because each of us taking part was confident that the outcome, whether successful or a failure in the opinions of others, would be exactly as only it could be. Had we thought about profit, fame, or any of those other nagging doubts that blight most people’s lives within the dream of separation, stress most likely, would have blighted enjoyment of the exhibition and thus dampened its appeal for others.

The photographs were our attempt to demonstrate that consciousness isn’t personal and limited, but rather it is unbounded and within it all things arise including time, space and, apparently, separate beings and objects. To think otherwise is to experience isolation, fear, despair, and other forms of misery.

Stephen and Irem Bray  photo-credit Colin Tracy

Stephen and Irem Bray recording at Marmaris TV Studio.

Marmaris Municipal Authority have acquired my piece Farkındalık and will be putting it on permanent display. There are five images in the work, each digitally printed on canvas.

Stephen Bray's Pentych known as Farkindilik

Five images comprise the exhibit Farkindilik

We have produced some videos about the event. This is the first in the series:.