My work is my message…
Do not go gentle into that good night. Old age should burn and rave at close of day. Rage. Rage against the dying of the light. Do not go gentle into that good night. If you forgive me my verbal hedonism, it is my passion to give to words certain transcendence. In the same way that it is a powerful stuff to give to photographed people a little bit more than personal dignity or to display controversy of humility and pride. I am transforming shape, energy and vibrations of real life into an eternity of visual appearance of epic photos and photo stories through an ever-attentive eye of documentary photography.
Predestined and fundamental purposes and origin of my photographic work consist of capturing a spirituality of the real world, ongoing situations, human emotions, people and life. Apparently, a documentary photography explicitly shows all of that. And exactly through the reportage photo I’m telling real and various stories. To me, a captured photo needs to convey a message, to be a meaningful. If it fails to do so, then it’s just a displayed exposure. Nothing more than that. I mean, seriously, how often you can see all those empty shots, offered daily everywhere around you, through media, social networks, whether any other possible sources…
Documentary photography is far more fascinating by the unique occasion to faithfully capture moments, which are forever gone and will never repeat again. Never. That is in fact a constant doctrine. Capturing the moments is good, however living those moments is the best. Photography as a tribute of beauty allows usage of visual metaphors to represent and describe all optical impressions without preconceptions. And not just that. It offers a pure form to admire, to feel its fragrance and taste. In addition, it offers a dimension that can pull you into its own world. Finally, you can look with me through the lens into all that beauty of existing reality and pure naturalness of life as we know it.
In this phase of events comes up my work, which creates and stores a memories by applying a documentary photography as a way of observation of all we are surrounded by. From this perspective it is all about finding something extraordinary and unique in an ordinary places, so I am seeking through the lens exceptional faces, views or life situations. Therefore real portraits of people, events, street and lifestyle photography are mine prime working topics. For this purpose, to display the life and real world of people I travel and work through Europe and beyond.
I am Boris Bartos, a documentary photographer from Slovakia, but at present, I am based in Sofia, Bulgaria.
As an official photographer, I am using Fuji X System.