Seeing the World Differently
4 Seconds, Experimental Photography
“Installation Pink” is a center piece of Julius Eb’s project “Gjenerata A” (Generation A). It was shown in exhibitions at the National Gallery of Arts, Tirana, and the National History Museum Albania. It’s a reflection of history, culture and traditions of Albania.
Questions to Eb
How would you summarize your art in one sentence?
An exploration of “Self” and other obscure subjects.
Why do most works don’t look like photographs?
All works are based on photographs. The difference is how the camera is used: exposure, motions, focus etc. In addition, works are often digitally enhanced to achieve the desired result.
She was a young woman in Kabul. She was full of dreams and hope. She wanted to become a human rights lawyer and an activist for women rights and equality. Her life as she had imagined it came to end on this August 15th. Her incredible smile will never be the same.
Sadness of Burma
“Eb’s photographs take on a parable-like character through the many intentional interventions in both structure and form. Just like the timeline depicted, the nature of his photographs thrusts one genre against the other, transforming itself in the process. …”
ARTAN SHABANI, DIRECTOR NATIONAL GALLERY OF ARTS, TIRANA, ALBANIA
“… Appealing combination of abstract and representational along with strong compositions …”
MARISA PASCUCCI, CURATOR BOCA RATON MUSEUM OF ARTS, USA
Meaning, Inspiration, Provocation: Julius Eb’s work offers a different dimension to conventional photography.
Details are reduced, colors are enhanced to screaming symphonies or plain duotones. His works are a unique translation of contemporary photography into Abstract Realism. Most recently he began to experiment with long exposure, compressing about 4 seconds into a single image.
With a background in journalism, strategic communication and photography Eb’s work is always about story telling. And for each story or project Eb develops a distinct visual language.
A native of Germany, Eb has lived and worked in many places most wouldn’t add to their holiday bucket list. Kosovo, Myanmar, Sudan, Nigeria, Nepal, Afghanistan, Albania to name a few. The places, cultures and especially its people are often the inspiration for Eb’s work. Although his range of subjects and topics is wide, main focus of Eb’s work are people and the society they live in.
This website showcases some of his works.