Though these dark stark still frames by Emil Kozak may look like something an amateur photographer took due to their poor lighting and minimal conveyance of subjects, these characteristics were conscious design choices that serve to tell quite a fascinating story.
Emil Kozak explains that this series of photographs, entitled ‘Big Black Nothing,' is the result of him walking about in foreboding locations. He would venture off into each place until he could no longer press on due to overwhelming fear, then whip out his camera to take a picture of the exact moment he didn’t want to continue exploring. So what viewers are actually seeing is the pinnacle of Kozak’s ability to deal with his fright.
Sure, it’s easy to dismiss these photos at the comfort of your computer desk, but I’m sure not too many would venture as far as Kozak did to get these shots.