Author(s): Aram Dikiciyan
Photography started out as black and white and analog. Today, these are conscious choices a photographer makes, with the camera, eye, and hand forming a unique symbiosis. Aram Dikiciyan's pictures arise from the interplay of the extremely light-sensitive film he chooses to use, the many layers of motifs his finely-tuned eye selects, and a well-practised process of development. It all works together to create an inimitable cosmos of images. The photographs are just this side of overexposed, capturing in black and white a fragile world hovering between the figural and the abstract. This volume of photos collects the masterpieces from the past decade and presents them in a splendid show: skilled craftsmanship becomes a feast for the eyes.