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• NINO HERMAN In this series of landscape photography, I am examining qualities which do not appear in my other works. These scenery and landscape stills have all been taken through my car's windshield during rainy weather. The effect is semi abstract, in different degrees of abstraction, depending on how strong the rain was. My main source of inspiration in this series is the art of painting, and its abstract language. I searched for texture, patches of color, composition of shapes etc. Although I have managed to achieve certain degrees of abstraction, one can still identify the images. There is no total erasure of the image, only degrees of blur created by the texture seen through the drops of rain. This effect reminds me of Impressionist painting, where one can see abstract values woven together with figurativeness. As a photographer artist I always seek to express something other than the representation of an image.

These winter scenes, taken in dark and gloomy weather, express a certain feeling of melancholy, but together with that, I am interested in conveying a feeling of vitality, of vividness and motion. I feel that having photographed my images through this "raindrop screen" has enabled me by means of the effect of flickering, dancing images, to pertain a certain feeling of motion, which is a vital expression of life. ninoherman@gmail.com Blog