Entry Title: "Last seconds"
Name: Maxim Dupliy , Israel
Category and Expertise: Self-Portrait, Non-Professional


Entry Description: In this project i wanted to demonstrate prevalent situation when human being , man , woman , young or old want to finish their life in their special way and in this project i demonstrated ways of last seconds of my life. This situation happens when we don't want to live anymore for some reason , the life hard to us, we don't get what we want from life, there are money, family or serious health problems that happen in our lifes. Some of us will fight till the end and other will give up or will prefer to finish their lifes as it appears to them more logical way to finish our life. We have no control over beginning of our life- the birth, but we do have control over our death. Choose your life...

About the Artist:

My name is Maxim Dupliy. I was born in 1982 in Belorussia. I lived in many countries in my life (Belorussia, Cuba, Costa-Rica, Israel).I studied various courses in my life, finished B.sc. Degree in Computer Science and M.sc. Degree in Cognitive Science. Some time ago i decided to enter to photography world and hope it will be my last choice about my profession.I’m always (till now) seeking direction in which i will pursue. Some years ago during my computer studies I dealt with audio, mainly experimenting with electronic music (using Nuendo) and studied a little bit playing guitar and keyboards. In 2013 i realized that music is much more complex and requires much more background than photography. In 2012 , during my Cognitive science studies, i decide to switch to photography after checking what is photo impressionism. I loved to read philosophy books (Kant, Heidegger, Hegel, Nietzsche, Leibnitz and so on) and Cognitive authors (Daniel Dennett, Ned Block, Alan Turing, Gilbert Ryle, Allen Newell, Fred Dretske, Francis Crick and Christof Koch, David Chalmers, Saul Kripke, Thomas Huxley, Hilary Putnam, Noam Chomsk, David Marr, John Searle and so on). I like to think about this hard stuff like consciousness. I also like Science Fiction :I love Lem, Asimov,Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Philip K. Dick, Ted Chiang, Clifford Simak, Arthur C. Clarke, Daniel Keyes(Flowers for Algernon-genious), Robert Sheckley and so on) . I’m fan of music and movies , of course. I know much about music and like bands like Pink Floyd and all the prog and psychedelic rock,singers like “crazy” Bjork and Nina Simone,ambient (Brian Eno and so on), electronic(Infected Mushcroom and so on) and listen almost to any style until the band is one of the best. I watched all the movies that got any award(Oscar,Cannes) since 1920. One of my favorites are Blade Runner(Harrison Ford), Vanilla Sky(Tom Cruise), The English Patient(Ralph Fiennes,Juliette Binoche), Solaris, Underground(Emir Kusturica), Reconstruction, As Good As It Gets, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest(Jack Nicholson), What Dreams May Come(Robin Williams), Bicentennial Man, Dancer In The Dark, Fantozzi(Paolo Villaggio),The Square Peg(Norman Pitkin), actors like Louis de Funès and the list of the best ones goes on… Currently i’m trying to earn money as studio photographer,because i chose it as my profit field.My short term goals are to succeed in studio photography and in art projects i do periodically. My long term goal is to be one of the best photographers out there, and I have to decide what my actions will be…