Cooperative of Photography

The Art of Photography


With both his parents being painters, multidisciplinary artist Bagrad Badalian grew up in artistic household and it is clear the medium of painting has been deeply influential in Bagrad’s creative photography. We asked Bagrad to take us through some of his photographs and explain a bit more about the techniques he uses to capture such startling results:

In the Flesh

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"When I started experimenting with light, these images were the first that I had created. The interaction between light and matter sparked the beginning of a major shift in my work research." 


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"In the continuation of the Flesh series, I had already moved on to a more complex lighting technique, where subjects would have to appear clearly and yet inconspicuously blend into each other, creating an even darker mood than before."

Blasphemous Prayers

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"In this series, I departed from the dark and shadowy images to a more bright and clear image. I was focused on deforming the visible space through different types of mirrors and reflections."

Anima Essentia

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"The aim of the "Anima Essentia" series (a work in progress) is to see how space is deformed in the process of moving time. Long exposition is focused on the movement of patterns created by the deforming reflections."



Check out more of Bagrad’s inspiring work on his website, Facebook & Tumblr.

Written by Matthew Rycroft

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