TITLE: "They were"
The “They were” project boils down to the “Man Rey-esque” form of negatives, on which signs and digits, symbolising the personality of the character in the picture, were painted by hand. The starting point was numerology, certain symbols which were to say something about the given person. Each photograph tells the story of a different woman.
Symbols and numbers are hand painted. Every copy of each picture is different.
AUTHOR: Borys Makary (Poland)
Borys Makary (b. 1977). Visual artist. Deals with conceptual, creative and commenting reality art. In his work, mainly uses photography, but also creates installations. More and more often uses the video. Master of Visual Arts by education. Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts’ Faculty of Multimedia Communications in Poznań (currently University of Arts). Learnt photography from Miles Aldridge and at the International Centre of Photography in New York City (NY, USA). Former assistant to Richard Warren, a fashion photographer. Has presented his works in Poland and abroad at individual exhibition in based in Paris Claude-Samuel gallerie, and at group exhibition in NUE Gallery, and at collective exhibition FOTOFEVER at the Louvre Museum, among others. Has participated in the WeArt (Barcelona, Spain) and Photo Independent (Los Angeles, CA, USA) festivals. Since 2012, has received many awards of international photography contests in the USA and in Europe, including two medals at the 2013 Prix de la Photographie Paris for advertising campaigns as well as his own projects. Has published in many photographic magazines, including Secret Behaviour or contra doc! Lives and works in Cracow (Poland).
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