Ayren Valery


“Photographs to primitive people had, so it is said, a fearful magical quality. When photos of any kind first made their appearance, magical power was given to them, believing their power could have only come from a supernatural source. To one who is not callous by continuous exposure to photographic images, there is still something intriguing in the power that a two dimensional photo has in expressing the wide and diversified universe of animate and inanimate things.”


“My intention is to draw the viewer through a door, to that time and place where photography first appeared, into the universe of spontaneity, order and the magical power of photography.”

— Ayren Valery

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