Welcome to my blog! I would like to start with a quote by André Breton, which I first heard the other week at the inaugural lecture of Professor Ian Walker at my Uni in Newport, and which I think hits the nail on the head generally but also with regard what I often feel about photography.
“Everything tends to make us believe that there exists a certain point of the mind at which life and death, the real and the imagined, past and future, the communicable and the incommunicable, high and low, cease to be perceived as contradictions. It would be vain to see in the surrealist activity any other motive than the hope of determining this point “
André Breton (1896–1966), French surrealist. repr. In Manifestos of Surrealism (1969). “Second Manifesto of Surrealism,” (1930).
A contrast which André Breton does not mention in his quote is female and male. I would like to show you this picture I took of a couple living in Germany for the next printed issue of TONIC Magazine which will be published at the end of this year. For the moment I don’t want to say anything more about the story of Hannes and Claudia but that the contrast of female and male plays an important role.
Hannes and Claudia, Dresden/Germany, © 2013 Christoph Soeder