Skyline in Rome / Free Particles

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Diffused Skyline in Rome, 2017 - 2018, ongoing 

digital photography, broken lens

 

Rome is one of the few European capitals with a beautiful romantic skyline, that is not fragmented by skyscrapers. From human perspective the highest buildings in historical Rome, the city inside the Aurelian walls, are the churches, just as it was centuries ago. The domes dominate the skyline and bring some smooth curves and form atypical skyline, which has a surreal impact.

In the visual chaos of the city, there are some typical structures as terraces and windows, but in the poetic twilight they seem to be separate realities. By the usage of broken and departed lens I bring some parts of the image out of focus to add more uncertainty and to diffuse the horizon line in the city, emphasizing on its surreal impact as an unknowable border between the worlds.

 

The light particles are optical aberrations of broken and departed lens, which defract in different colors, shapes and directions. Although they are generated by city lamps, street traffic and accident objects, they seem to have a life of their own. Although in history of optics the aberrations were unwanted defect of lens and an obsticle to overcome, in the Free Particles” series they are expressive mean of un­perfect, but free world of light.