Who such Gyyon Mili? Algebra and harmony in the stopped moment of“ Stop, the moment, you is fine! “ - the exclamation costing Fausta of soul became reality with the advent of the photo. Beauty of the stopped moment made the American photographer Gyyon Mili one of ten best photographers of the present.
Gyyon Mili`s biography is full of white spots. Early years of his life are known that he was born in 1904 in Albania, grew in Romania and in 1923 moved on a constant residence to the United States. Here he entered Massachusetts Institute of Technology and started studying of electrical equipment.
The glory slowly began to find the hero at the end of 30 - x years of the twentieth century. Then its photos began to be published in the popular magazine “ Life “. How exactly his hobby for the photo and at what moment it became a profession developed - it is precisely unknown.
Acquaintance and cooperation with Harold Edgerton, professor of electrical equipment and the inventor of the instant photo became a turning point in photographic creativity of Mili. It for the first time applied a stroboscope at photography, and also applied 100 - millisecond endurance that allowed it to imprint on photographic paper the shortest moments: in you weed falling of a drop, a bullet. It, by means of an automatic chamber, for the first time photographed the first seconds of atomic explosion.
Professor Edgerton had no ambitions of the artist, the strict science was his path. Gyyon Mili, actively applying Edgerton`s technologies, connected in the creativity scientific approach and art filling - algebra and harmony. This connection allowed it to create gallery forever of the immortalized moments of this world.
The hobby for the instant photo and a stroboscope proceeded nearly a decade. Then simply bothered the photographer. “ I squeezed out of it everything that could “ - Gyyon spoke. But commitment to techniques in imprinting of reality, work with endurance, an exposition, technical study of plots was traced in Mili`s creativity till the end.
Cinema became one more hobby of Gyyon. In 1945 there was its movie “ Jammin` Blues “ about life of the famous musicians of those years. The picture was nominated for the award “ Oscar “.
Being the person in the bohemian environment (Gyyon independently learned playing an oboe), Mili actively used the communications in photographic activity. Its many works are devoted to musical and dancing art. In 1960 there was a book with its works - “ Magic of the opera “.
Just on this time - the end 50 - x and the beginning 60 - x - fell peak of popularity of Mili. It is much printed in “ Life “ other popular magazines, removes the movement on the maximum endurance, pays special attention to harmony of dance, seeks to catch and stop the movement, time. In 1958 Gyyon Mili entered ten the most outstanding photographers of the present according to the " magazine; Popular Photography “.
In photos of its work: Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Frenk Sinatra. Gyyon Mili removes Arthur Rubenstein during playing a piano, the famous jazz drummer Gene Krupa plays drums in its photographic studios.
Top of photoskill of Mili became left in 1970 - m to year the book “ Third measurement of Picasso “ which included photos of the artist drawing fiery figures. This book enjoyed wide popularity of contemporaries not only and not just thanks to wide popularity of Picasso. The talent of the photographer who managed to imprint uncontrollable moments in reality and to create unique compositions by means of the art was appreciated by fans of the art photo.
However favor of crowd is changeable, after this triumph in the middle - the end of the seventieth years Gyyon`s popularity began to fall. It still published the works in glossy magazines, but his name began to be forgotten gradually. The death of the photographer in 1984 passed unnoticed general public at all. Such inattention of masses is very surprising, considering that other participants “ Great ten “ modern photoart kept popularity.
Unexpected interest in works of this most talented photographer, artist of the stopped moments, woke up in the 21st century. In Albania it is founded and the award of Gyyon Mili is annually appropriated, and at university of Massachusetts where the photographer worked together with Edgerton, annually there takes place the photographic competition of their name.
It is worth hoping that revival of glory once unfairly the forgotten artist, “ connected algebra and harmony “ will make widely available its books and albums of photos.