недеља, 13. октобар 2013.

U surealnom svetu Rodnija Smita

Moj surealni početak "radne" sezone polako nestaje...Sada je trans stanje već neka skora prošlost, više prošlost, nego skora. Uostalom, mesec i po dana privikavanja na obaveze, septembarsko tmurno vreme i daljinu mora je i onako too much! Potrajalo je...i moje from off to ON ali i čekanje na prvi jesenji kraš- Rodney Smith
a surealno je privuklo surealno! 

Rodni Smit nije tipičan fotograf. Ne, to nikako! Rodni Smit je jedan od retkih fotografa koji poseduje neverovatan dar za magične slike pune stila, čudesnog uma i raskošnog hira! 

Smit (1947) koji se još u tinejdžerskoj dobi interesovao za svet fotografije je diplomirao teologiju na Jejlu, tvrdeći da mu je Frojd spasio život! Smatra se jednim od najboljih fotografa na svetu, čovekom koji poseduje posebnu eklektičnu senzibilnost. Sebe deklariše kao skrivenog optimistu. Veruje da je modernizam krenuo pogrešnim tokom u pogrešno vreme. Voli knjige. Papir. Tvid. Ponosan je i tih. 

Perfekcionista. Radoholičar.  Radiće nešto do one tačke kada bude siguran da nije mogao bolje da uradi! Veran je analognom i koristi samo film. 

Njegov rad je surealan, vanvremenski. On stvara svetove u kojem je logika njegova. On je old school ali sa tvistom! Smit je i fotograf pejzaža koji “naseljava” ljude unutar svih tih surealnih pejzaža. Realista koji snove “spušta” na papir. 

A snovi su 90% crno-beli i toliko bajkoviti da imate osećaj dok ih gledate da ste se našli u Alisi i zemlji čuda, nekom noar filmu ili na setu za Mad Men. 


Many people believe that one is born with talent and some people have it and some people don’t. I actually don’t believe that. I believe that everyone has the ability; because everyone is a human being and everyone has feelings. If they are able to express those feelings, than that is part of their talent.


Great art has always been saying a giant ‘yes’ to life. The Renaissance was a period in which people in every medium were very aspirational, they were classical in their form, they were positive about the world’s views, they were excited to be alive. That is what nurtures great art. 

Everyone is aware of the evil in the world. I think what people are not aware of is the potential for doing good.


I think composition in photography is very similar to rhythm in music. If you have great rhythm you have great compositional sense. 


Everyone has a camera in their phone now. When I was younger, there was a tremendous effort on and discipline and rigor in learning one’s craft. Everything was shot on film, which is still true for me. Today, everyone’s comment is “we’ll fix it in post production, we’ll change it, etc” and none of that is in my pictures, by the way. Almost 99% of everything you see in my pictures was shot in camera. I do not like retouching things other than to color correct them. It’s pretty much shot the way you see it.

95% of the pictures I take, I didn’t even know I was going to take them a few minutes before.


If you are original and you hold onto yourself, if you have a value system and a moral code, if you’re in it for the long run and you do this because you love it and not to make money….then ultimately you will succeed at it. It takes 10 to 15 years to build a career.


Rodnije izjave uzete iz  intervjua koji je fotograf
dao fantastičnom sajtu My Modern Metropolis!

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