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Breathtaking Sunset by boat!
The girl on the sun
The sun on the Torres Beach
What's Next
Trees in the meadow
Burned Forest
Gelli Aur
Dragonfly
Childish
Foggy Mesa Arch Sunrise
Self portrait in walking
Chaos and Night
Stag looking over Columbus skyline
Reflection of Yosemite falls
take me somewhere nice
American Pride in Jersey City
Nesting Season
Camel riders
Perfect Decomposition.
Smoke from Rim Fire in Yosemite
Morning Radiance
Tranquility above the Mountain Pass
The Hoodoos
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Chaos and Night

My project "Chaos and Night" is one meant to make any audience a thoughtful one. I deconstruct the ideal of art as meaningful simply by having no real meaning in my photos here, at least none that I personally create. The photos are vague, ambiguous, and enthroned in questions the audience must answer for clarity. This was achieved through careful and subtle artistic techniques in my project. Through precise lighting, emotive faces, and an oppressively dark background, I show an image of existential meaninglessness. My viewers have no choice but to question things, to seek further clarity, and have to make answers for themselves. John Milton, in his classic Paradise Lost, describes Chaos as the "womb of nature"; my Chaos, under the frown of Night, is the womb of art. It is the duty of an artist to create, and the dream of an artist to have a thoughtful audience.

TAGS: Chaos, Contemporary, Night, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Member since 2016
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Copyright:
© Nazhua Tairi.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2016
Total Views: 139
Filed Under: Altered Images
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Date Uploaded: May 23, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T5
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/179
Aperture: f1.8
ISO: ISO3200
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