PhotoIreland Festival 2013

Marian Schmidt, Three Regards

In-spire Galerie, 56 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
Opening: 6pm Thu 18 Jul
Dates: 19 Jul-17 Aug
Opening hours: Tues-Sat 11am-5.30pm, Sun/Mon-Closed

In-spire Gallery

For Marian Schmidt photography is a search for hidden treasures. He prepares himself psychologically to get rid of tensions, achieve a certain inner peace and feel inspired. He goes with open eyes and an open heart on promenades in streets, parks, cemeteries, country- side, forests, and landscapes. There is a paradox in this search, which makes it an act of active meditation. There is a purpose in it and at the same time it’s purposeless. He looks for something, but he doesn’t have to find any-
thing. The bliss is in looking or finding. Sometimes it happens that he feels a strong emotion while photographing a subject, and later he finds out that the emotion is absent from the photograph. It doesn’t matter. Even if the image is discarded, the living experience rests and no one can take it away from the photographer.

“What we have sensed here as beauty Someday will come to us as truth” – Schiller.


Image credit: Marian Schmidt, from the series ‘Three Regards’.


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