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Jazz by gyaban Jazz :icongyaban:gyaban 32 7 The Great Covfefe by gyaban The Great Covfefe :icongyaban:gyaban 637 139 Close Encounter of the Swimming Kind by gyaban Close Encounter of the Swimming Kind :icongyaban:gyaban 127 36 Sirens' Song by gyaban Sirens' Song :icongyaban:gyaban 25 7 Lost Wilderness by gyaban Lost Wilderness :icongyaban:gyaban 38 3 Snail Mail by gyaban Snail Mail :icongyaban:gyaban 29 4 Love at first sight by gyaban Love at first sight :icongyaban:gyaban 16 2 Not Dark Yet by gyaban Not Dark Yet :icongyaban:gyaban 709 66 City Shadows by gyaban City Shadows :icongyaban:gyaban 61 18 Once upon a shoe by gyaban Once upon a shoe :icongyaban:gyaban 23 8 La Baie des Anges by gyaban La Baie des Anges :icongyaban:gyaban 46 8 The Duel by gyaban The Duel :icongyaban:gyaban 52 20 The Sea Shepherd by gyaban The Sea Shepherd :icongyaban:gyaban 33 10 Narcissism by gyaban Narcissism :icongyaban:gyaban 79 10 Family by gyaban Family :icongyaban:gyaban 15 5 Space Oddity by gyaban Space Oddity :icongyaban:gyaban 134 20


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The Great Covfefe
Everything photographed and edited by me, no stock.

Categories are a very useful concept. Most evolved form of life would probably not exist without this concept. For example, distinguishing edible food from poison, distinguishing a nice road from a dangerous cliff, or distinguishing a friendly person from a serial killer are obvious cases. Based on this experience, human beings crafted many other categories: what is tasteful and what is not, what is beautiful and what is not, who drinks alcohol and who doesn't, who listens to heavy metal and who listens to jazz, who plays football and who plays chess, who earns a lot of money and who does not, who speaks English and who does not, the list goes on. Why this need of categories? I suppose that a first explanation is straightforward: when one wants to stay in his comfort zone, it is handy to quickly identify what or who corresponds to the criteria. Categories work as road signs: they help us taking the path we look for.

That being said, it is easy to see how having too many categories can quickly become counter-productive, just like hundreds of signs per mile wouldn't make a road safer nor easier to use. Yet, I have the feeling that we reached that point: it is like no decision, no opinion, no thought can be achieved without categorizing everything to the last extent. In fact, we are even educated this way: it is now extremely hard to avoid thinking within pre-made categories. This is quite sad, because all these categories create boxes around everything and everyone. Even sadder, our society looks at the situation as a normal fact, to the point we do ask for, and love this segregation.

It is nothing new, but electing leaders simply because they promise to segregate more, is disheartening. Categories were supposed to be a useful tool for everyone, not a convenient way for the cynical to gain power. Your voice for the promise of walls...



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Christophe Kiciak
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
I am a self-taught hobbyist, who simply enjoys creating unusual images. My work never contain anything but my own photos, combined into surreal, conceptual, or fantasy oriented pictures. My beloved wife Marianne is helping me, especially on the artistic side of the creations (sets construction, image composition, color choices, overall feeling).

I am convinced that a great deal of what “Art” is lies in doing things differently. In visual arts, looking at things from another angle, modifying the lighting, adjusting an expression, or changing an attitude can bring life to an otherwise dull work. However, seeking difference simply for the sake of it is probably not a good way to obtain the best results. This is where “Creativity” steps in. I would personally define it as the ability to use difference as a tool to bring interest. Therefore, being creative is very important to me. Of course, I often fail at it, but I believe that pursuing that goal is the path I should follow.

Creating a new image is a whole process to me. Some photographers are able to instinctively recognize a worthy situation, find the best angle, and shoot it, all in a matter of seconds: this is a talent I don’t have. However, what I can do is imagine concepts, draw several rough sketches to see how they could be efficiently translated into pictures, determine all the various photos I am going to need, hunt patiently for them, plan additional shooting sessions, and assemble everything on the computer. As a result, my images are like personal statements, a bit like a novel for a writer. Everyone is free to like or dislike them, to agree with my point of view or not, but fact is there is no cheating in them: my images are the direct reflection of my thoughts, the traces of my existence.


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annewipf Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Happy birthday! :hug:
GuardianMajor Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Professional General Artist
:party: Happy Birthday!
Bon anniversaire! :hug:
Dieffi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer

                       Birthday clown by KmyGraphic 

  Love The Birthday!!! by LOVEMAYU                       (((Happy Birthday 2U!!))) by LOVEMAYU            

Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
sk2mars Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
words cant express the feelings i get while looking at your pieces.
SummerDreams-Art Featured By Owner Edited Jun 27, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+devwatch: Christophe, it is kindly appreciated and you have a wonderful gallery.:gallery::heart:
WhimsicalBlue Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the watch Christophe, glad to meet you:wave:

Have a nice day!
GuardianMajor Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Professional General Artist
:party: Happy Birthday!
gyaban Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot ! :-)
GuardianMajor Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Professional General Artist
hope it was a good time :dance:
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