Creativity loves constraints and recently the lockdown has given many artists a space for inventiveness in a digitized world.
We recently came across the Telephoto series of talented photographer @GhalebCabbabe.
He shared his thoughts with us on this portraits series of people confined across the world.
“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough” Robert Capa, the renowned war photographer said those famous words decades ago.
As many political leaders are saying, we are at war today. A different kind of war, against an invisible enemy that separates people.
However – in our digital age in particular – is closeness solely determined by the physical distance from a subject?
Is there an emotional connection that we could create to bridge that gap?
Can we imagine the photographers of the future shooting remotely through high tech devices just like doctors perform surgeries today on patients who are not physically in the same place?
“Telephoto” series questions and explores the notion of distance through portraits shot remotely via mobile devices. Ironically – and despite the persistent inequalities – from Wuhan to New York, in times when people are ordered to stay apart, we rarely felt so close to each other.