Camera Austria International 110 | 2010
The cover picture of this issue of Camera Austria is a detail of a nature study: “Nature morte – Scenette”, a photographic work created at the museum of the Croatian hunting association in Zagreb, also begins French artist Chrystel Lebas’s pictorial contribution to this issue. Lebas’s work – series of photographs created over an extended period of time, often accompanied by video films – are devoted to a single subject: reflection on nature and landscape. In her accompanying text, Sandra Križić Roban looks into the significance of experiencing nature with regard to how we experience space. A central aspect in this context is reflection on the possibilities offered by media such as photography and video for recording this experience of space and the conditions that govern how we read these images. It demands concentration and patience from us because the static scenes, shot in the vestigial light of evening or at dawn, only slowly disclose factual information, but, as such, they also allow us to re-hone our view of nature and of the image in the same motion.