A brief bio by Sergej Komkov – www.imagesaremoments.com
I remember being encouraged as a 10 year old boy to capture moments and expressions on film; my father’s Kodak camera was the tool, family celebrations and events were the assignments.
Art of any genre was a love for me, then and now, but this little magic box and the images it rendered was the mode of representation that captured me, and the vehicle that carried me along, through my undergraduate study, gaining a BA Honours in Lens Based Photo Media, to my present position.
Today I hold a press badge, and my work for a local newspaper reintroduces me to celebrations and events and at these I capture moments as before, however this is now work and as such is a step away from free expression and exploration.
I enjoy this work, but these assignments are for others and at others behest; my creative passion requires other journeys, and although I use the same conveyance for these journeys, I detour and examine different aspects of familiar landscapes.
Architecture, aesthetics of line, geometry and symmetry have become my companions on these detours; it is these elements that I both carry and carry me, they became a leitmotif in my work 3 years ago and now form the basis of an ongoing project.
This project combines the influences of Russian Constructivism and British Brutalism, both the physical architectural presence and the photographic references of these; by editing, deconstructing and then reconstructing the images (I use as base material) I produce a mixture of abstract and symmetry, these outcomes may be recognisable or unrecognisable – in part or in whole.
But all of these will be inspired by Russian and British art/architecture, blended together, edited and constructed to create an alternative reality of aesthetics of the surround landscapes.