Model J. • Every visual or written content here, including hashtag #mauktenieb, is © Mauk Tenieb
a) • This photo may be a part of a bigger sequence, mosaic or series: feel free to « zoom back » (as Jodorowsky would say) and consider the entire IG wall, plus Linktr.ee/mauktenieb —
b) • Hashtags: #cheap #lowtech #editphoto #blackandwhite #bnw #bw #brown-ish #texture-d #abstract-ish #stain-ed
c) • Pitch — #Contemporaryphotography since 2010, willingly #lofi therefore expressive, started in #Budapest, Hungary, now massively experienced in #Toulouse, France. #Phone (#smartphone) made: for the #instinct and the #DIY approach. Leaning on #mythology-ies, personal #reverie and #opticlanguage dynamics. Vivid journal — Granulous, combinatory, urban… Many #series that are micro-stories. I do exhibitions and print albums, I am also a #workshop facilitator for expressivity. My intent is to make strong images.
d) • I live and work in Toulouse after a long stay in Budapest, where I started to shoot a Cigány I identified as a modern lost Ulysses. I am fascinated by narrative approaches that combine: (1) obsessions and dreams, with (2) optic language and dramatic dynamics (see Will Eisner or Scott McCloud for the theory and French genius Antoine d’Agata for the visual impact), and (3) — intellect-wise — everything that the depth psychology « d’expression francophone » (French speaking, or at least European originated) produced during the past century regarding imagination and the continuous bridge between body / unconscious response and collective dramaturgy / production of mythems. (See Mircea Eliade, Gilbert Durand, Charles Baudouin, Georges Dumezil.) My angles are made of instinct, depth psychology thematics (inner storytelling, personal mythologies) and willingly low-def and low-tech devices, to increase expressivity, to connect brain, guts, sex, heart, faith and intimate tales.
e) • This activity is becoming my number 1 income source: you can support it on a regular basis or acquire parts of this continuous odysseus — I print collectible hand-signed creations and beautiful limited photobooks. Love!