Explains Roby Lazar, "Photography has a direct link to the technical and creative heritage established by artists and schools of art throughout history. The modern photographer/artist creatively ‘paints’ using light with the aid of a highly technical camera and then develops the images using skills with various post-processing programs. The result, like a painting, is a study in ideas, colours, shapes and an expression of the commitment of the photographer to his/her art form.
"A plentiful source of inspiration can be found in the written word where an image can bring a story or ideas to life, for both the photographer and the viewer.
"Adopting and adapting various styles and ideas expressed in literary sources, I worked on developing a series of new images based on novelist Franz Kafka.
"The social and cultural after-effects of the First World War had a major impact on the social upheaval of Kafka’s time, as was also reflected in the music, literature and visual arts of the period between the two world wars. But to what extent should accepted convention be followed, if individual freedom of expression is what the artist is striving for?
"Kafka provided me with some ideas in a general way, which I then incorporated into a series of alternate reality images."
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