The Tiger In My Dreams

 

Photographer Dimitris Mytas is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project  ‘DREAMTIGERS’.  To see Dimitris’ body of work, click on any image.

 

 

 

 

This year I have been living in a “Borges reading season”.  I am thus inclined to treat my images through the light of his dreamy fiction.

Borges writes: “When I was a child, I fervently worshiped the tiger… My childhood ended, and the tigers and my passion for them faded away, but they are still in my dreams… Then I think: this is a dream, a pure diversion of my will; and now that I have unlimited power, I am going to cause a tiger…

 

 

 

I know that the dynamics of a series of images must verify the core of things through a marginal form of abstraction. There is no place for generalities; an already told idea must be reinstated as unique. Therefore, I review the collection of my pictures. I try to contrast the flowing face-geography of photographed people with the immobilized time of the empty landscapes. A difficult task indeed!

 

 

Borges ascertains: “Oh, what incompetence! Never can my dreams engender the wild animal I long for. The tiger indeed appears, but stuffed or flimsy…

 

 

 

I’m pondering over it, feeling frightened…

Finally, I have taken my decision: I will fight against my tigers.

I present the result.

 

 

All images and text © Dimitris Mytas

 

 

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