A Photograph by SEIGAR from “Tales of a City”

From “Tales of a City” by SEIGAR


Cuentos de una ciudad II (72)

Image Description: [A man and woman with graying hair stand in front of Van Gogh’s painting “Sunflowers”, large yellow flowers with green leaves in a yellow vase, placed on a yellow table are visible. We can only see the backs of the couple, the man wears a grey sweater and blue jeans. He has short hair. The woman has shoulder length hair and wears a black velvet coat and blue jeans, the top of her black boot is visible. The woman has only one leg. They stand in front of a green rope, with the woman’s hand resting on the man’s bottom as he considers the painting.]


Artist Statement:

This photo belongs to “Tales of a City”, an ongoing series taken in London. I have always been connected to this city emotionally and professionally. It’s probably the place that inspires me most in photography. This tale, which was captured in the National Gallery, we find this lovely couple interested in arts. They stare at the Van Goh’s Sunflowers appreciating its beauty and warm colors, but also enjoying the physical contact. It’s a candid moment. As an anecdote of its technical aspects, I must confess its settings weren’t the best with respect to the aperture, but I didn’t have time to change it. Street photographers will understand and forgive me; we sometimes sacrifice the settings and just get the instant forever. Seconds later, she would take the crutches she had just put on the floor. Anyway, the essential here isn’t that. It’s love and arts together. I hope you enjoy my tale of a city.


About the Photographer: 
Seigar is an English philologist, a high school teacher, and a curious photographer. He is a fetishist for reflections, saturated colors, details and religious icons. He feels passion for pop culture that shows in his series. He considers himself a traveler and an urban street photographer. His aim as an artist is to tell tales with his camera, to capture moments but trying to give them a new frame and perspective. Travelling is his inspiration. However, he tries to show more than mere postcards from his visits, creating a continuous conceptual line story from his trips. The details and subject matters come to his camera once and once again, almost becoming an obsession. His most ambitious project so far is his “Plastic People”, a work that focuses on the humanization of the mannequins he finds in the shop windows all over the world. He has participated in several exhibitions, and his works have also been featured in international publications.
About Whitney Sweethttp://fatwomenare.wordpress.comBio: Whitney Sweet is a poet and writer of fiction. Her work has been included in A&U Magazine, as well as Mentor Me: Instruction and Advice for Aspiring Writers anthology. She is the winner of the 2014 Judith Eve Gewurtz Memorial Poetry Award. Her poetry will be included in the forthcoming Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology (October 2018) and essays can be read in the Far Villages: Welcome Essays for New and Beginner Poets (2019) She is the creator and editor of T.R.O.U. Lit. Mag, a literary magazine dedicated to love and diversity. Whitney holds an MA in Communication and Culture from York University, as well as a BA in Creative Writing and English. When she isn’t writing you might find her laughing with her husband, napping, knitting, cooking, or petting her dogs.

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