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issue #4 online photography publication

editor / luis monteiro contact / dofzine@gmail.com website / www.dofzine.com printed version / www.dofzine.magcloud.com

cover / G9 at G20, daruma* backcover / untitled, luis monteiro

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/ contents 4 / featured photographer daruma* 12 / featured photographer marzena gregier 22 / showcase color abstracness 37 / final thoughts ministract...

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/ featured photographer

daruma*

Abstract photography has in it‘s core, the intention of fulfilling our imaginary by the simple use of form, color and lines. Daruma‘s photos are prime examples of a reality within. Unlike any other artistic interpretation, abstraction in photography draws it‘s uniqueness from an acute insight of our surroundings. As if an extra layer of unorthodox perception is somehow required to spot true abstraction in a world which is overly detailed.

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swiss vent, daruma*


dissymmetry, daruma*

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fern, daruma*


‘‘ Ministract \‘mi-ne-‘strakt\ - of or pertaining to that which might be minimal, might be abstract or might even be both. ‘‘ daruma*

rainy season, daruma*

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electronic rainbow, daruma*


kanso, daruma*

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The ministract concept opens a big creativity door and frees our imagination into realms of hidden patterns, colors, even secrets dreams...

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/ featured photographer

marzena gregier

In the transition from minimalism to color abstractness one can find a world of interpretation. A new reality is presented through the many possibilities of looking at a subject. In most cases, they are self-referenced and relate only to what is depicted in the frame. Marzena achieves this by exploring the colorfulness of her subjects and by the different techniques applied that characterizes her photography. They are autonomous and promote an insight on the ordinary.

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bot達o de alarme, marzena


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x-file lock, marzena


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piu wr piu wa, marzena


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spr in g in wr, marzena


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Some of her photos are minimal in their true meaning, others fall more to the abstract side. Nonetheless she strikes me as a seeker of the colorful, an experimenter of visual compositions that doesn‘t conform with the existing frames.

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cd br o r b, marzena


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/ showcase

color abstracness

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the road to oz, tailer ransom


tangled, tailer ransom

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coat, octavus


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the red is peeking, tailer ransom


el botonito amarisho, felicitas

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abstract exit, lukeroberts


stay_down, ikhon

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edge, tailer ransom


red decline, marc_l´esperance

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tubular trail, digitalfrrreak


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atypical sunset, tailer ransom


issue #4 online photography publication

/ contributors 4-11 / daruma* www.flickr.com/photos/daruma/ 12-21 / marzena gregier www. marzenagregier.blogspot.com/ 22-24, 26-27, 31, 34-35 / tailer ransom www.flickr.com/photos/tailorransom/ 25 / octavus www.octavus.deviantart.com/ 28 / felicitas www.flickr.com/photos/felumolina/ 29 / lukeroberts www.lukeroberts.deviantart.com/ 30 / ikhon www.ikhon.deviantart.com/ 32 / marc_l‘esperance www.flickr.com/photos/cml/ 33 / digitalfrrreak www.digitalfrrreak.deviantart.com/

all images published in DOF magazine are sole property of the contributing photographers. no image may be copied or reproduced without the express permission of it‘s owner.

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/ final thoughts

ministract... by luis monteiro

After last issue of DOF I ended up feeling I hadn´t quite explain minimalism in all it´s scope and I´m pretty sure I´m still not doing it with this one. Nonetheless I will be quite satisfied by at least present the two most prominent interpretations. In a world of new trends, the concept of ministract fits like a glove and even though you might not agree with it, it sure sums up what is quickly becoming a photographic technique and an artistic expression. My own interpretation of ministract, is one I´m already putting into practise with some experimental subjects (to be shown in future issues) and that combines what I understand as true from both concepts. On one hand, through minimalism, you have what can be identified, what can in a closer look communicate itself and be just that, pure and minimal, even if just at a technical level. On the other hand, the introduction of abstraction in our perception of this same subject, brings into light what is not immediately there, what the viewer as to make of it. This kind of topics always brings me down to more theoretical thoughts that I´m sure not everybody will be agreeing with... thankfully DOF is about the photos that are featured here not about what I ramble over them...

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