TIFA 2023 Fine Art / Portrait

Abandoned, 2023

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Portrait
  • Photographer
    Radek Von Hirschberg
  • Technical Info
    Iso 500, 24 Mm, F 2.8, S 1/60
  • Photo Date

Abandoned, 2023 is the opening photograph of the Desolate Beauty Project. The DBP combines, although seemingly mutually exclusive, beauty and decay. Beauty is gorgeous women, whereas decay describes the physical condition of places where I invite them and make them immortal. Women are wearing beautiful robes (for instance, long ball gowns) or are naked – anyhow, they are always beautiful. This unusual combination has a strong impact on my sense of aesthetics and state of mind. In my case, the sum of beauty and decay always results in … beauty (like good triumphs over evil).

My open mind enables me to freely combine many varieties of this art form, for example by creating narrative portraits or figures that smoothly blend into landscape or architecture. With my photographs I tell stories, describes emotions, and sometimes it is merely the form that concerns me. Particularly noteworthy is the flagship project, I have been working on recently, called Desolate Beauty.