Solitary, Individualism & Group Dynamics
Human (and animal) beings usually show a very diverse behavior when occurring in groups or a crowd. Portraits of individuals may exhale the impression of loneliness or confidence, of defenselessness or concentration (to name a few) while gatherings of people cause feelings of (for example) disorientation or harmony, of chaos or efficiency. Even the depiction of a group of people may give the impression of isolation or strangeness.
It’s the photographer’s freedom to get scent of these circumstances, isolate them and focus on their aspects to generate his or her very subjective view on the situation.
With his growing project „solitary & group dynamics“ photographer Jürgen Novotny wants to juxtapose isolated individuals in opposition to group or crowd situations in order to emphasize their message.