Der Vogel (Bird) Transformation N. IX #SMPH – Friederike Holst, Greifswald-Loissin. 2010/2018
Bird is the title of the fourth collaboration between Bulgarian-born photographer Stefan Milev and German artist Phil Hofmann. Portraying the traditional clash of values between European east and west, their projects naturally shift from fashion into visual poetry that explores subjects well beyond contemporary trends: SMPH pieces are optical essays that tell sensual stories about aesthetics through frames of identity, geography and cultural modernity.
These pages are a non-verbal comment on reversibility. The reversibility between the east and west, known and unknown, definite and infinite, ordinary and magic. A reversibility that shows that no human body is denied the power of transformation.
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Impressionist. Expressionist. Surrealist. Stefan Milev photographs sending out rays of sensual poetry! He gives his pictures a subtle aura of mystery and stands with hiswork between photography and painting. As a result, Milev’s picturesque meaning of photographs uncover a unique and multiplex sense for the Zeitgeist in photography. Milev, first and foremost recognized as a pictorialist continues the tradition of Fine Art photographers. - 1981 born in Bulgaria - lives in South-West Germany - works internationally - 1990 moves to Berlin - 1998 private school for photography - 2004 freelance consulting photography in New York - 2010 gallery representation - Sophie Maree Gallery - Den Haag - 2017 gallery representation - Heillandi, Lugano