Aline Talatinian has the artist’s eye and a wry sense of humor that lures us into her world, a space of the in- between that asks us questions we want to find the answers to.
Colleen Calhoun, artist and poet
This is a small, quiet, perfect book. Gazing at these spare and subtle images, the viewer is indeed invited into a ‘space between’.
Heather Spears, award-winning Canadian poet
Talatinian proffers to her audience seemingly ordinary scenes in a slightly askew world vision. The viewer can pull back the curtain to explore.
Clarice A Scott, lyricist / poet
Aline Talatinian is a stunning photographer who excels in depicting those unobtrusive places we tend to disregard.
Anna Lia Bright, composer and author
I once saw a photo exhibition by Søren Starbird Solkær entitled Souls. It consisted of a number of large black and white portraits of yogis, all dressed in white, quietly gazing into the lens. I think the portraits were taken while or right after the yogis had meditated.
I sat in the middle of that large room and never wanted to leave; the peace emanating from these beautifully peaceful faces permeated the room and radiated a wonderful feeling of lightness and joy that washed over me just by being in the presence of the photographs.
That experience is what I wanted to recreate with this book. It is intended as a poetic space to enable the gazer to circumvent the intellect and go straight to a contemplating place within.
I did a lot of gazing to choose the final pictures for the book. I also wanted each pair of photographs in a spread to work together. The final choices came out from going into a place of peace inside me. I hope they guide you into the peaceful place inside you.
... in progress