Optical Philosophy

photographer Matej Mljač
written by Marko Studen


Seven photographs of Matej Mljač


You will never know, nor will you, all the stories I kept telling myself as I looked at these images.


Derrida’s commentary for a series of images of urban interiors with seemingly random disposition of subjects refers to a feature of photography, which sets in motion the inner film of fiction stories, which seems to be hiding in freeze frames. While looking at the photographs of Matej Mljač this inner film is not running. So, what is this about?