I Used To Stand Tall, Now I Stand Brighter 1-3

I Used To Stand Tall, Now I Stand Brighter 1 / Преди вървях с високо вдигната глава, сега светя над останалите - pencil and pale gold on 300lb Fabriano Artistico paper, image size 20x20cm, 2021 Courtesy the artist.

after mm artist Micol Di Segni(1987)'s 2021 weigh-in picture
Credit: Svetoslav Todorov


Part of NTFL seria (2019- )

In the series No Time for Losers I examine just that – what it takes from you, what and whom you pay, who constructs the content of success as a symbol and metaphor, what is its shelf life? I do it through the well-known moment of triumph, mandatory for sport photographers. A freeze-frame, in which I comment on the role interrelations between the award, the awardee and the award presenter.

I hit the brakes on the rat race for quick, immediate, instagrammable success. This concept is like a tomb. A remarkable pantheon, which you furnish meticulously with awards, trophies in your CV and what not, to the last day of your life.

Whoever wants to be a „relevant participant in the processes“ knows that things like vulnerability, exposedness and sensitivity smell of failure, they don’t make you   competitive on the market. Like in sports, whose direct aesthetics I borrow for my series.

From an early age, you have to run in the right lane or track. Lest you compete on top level but outside of the field, or even worse – out of the range of the cameras reporting the game from the pitch.

 

I Used To Stand Tall, Now I Stand Brighter 2 / Преди вървях с високо вдигната глава, сега светя над останалите - pencil and silver oil on 300lb Fabriano Artistico paper, image size 24x40cm, 2021 Courtesy the artist.

after an image of mm artist Megan Anderson weighing in for Invicta FC 17, 2019
Credit: Svetoslav Todorov


Part of NTFL seria (2019- )

 

 

I Used To Stand Tall, Now I Stand Brighter 3 / Преди вървях с високо вдигната глава, сега светя над останалите - pencil and silver oil on 300lb Fabriano Artistico paper, image size 24x40cm, 2021 Courtesy the artist.

after mm artist Megan Anderson's image from 2018


Credit: Svetoslav Todorov


Part of NTFL seria (2019- )