This is my current self-portrait project, created as a mixture of photography, geo-art, performance and digital art. I find unique places - famous or completely unknown, and I integrate compositions made from different positions of my naked body into landscapes. I interact with nature, synchronize with the lines and geometry of places.
For me, this is also a performance, which usually lasts about 20-30 minutes. Sometimes random people watch, sometimes it's my personal interaction with nature.
This is my way of cultivating a sense of possibility and even the need for harmony between people and nature. We are just patterns on the skin of the planet, and we should be beautiful patterns.
On the other hand, this is my own anti-ageism message to myself and other 40+ women.
I have a lot of doubts about starting my career as an artist after 40 years (I used to be mainly a commercial photographer before). Am I too late? Should I show my body in this context? Do I have the courage and strength to do this? Am I beautiful enough? And to all these questions, I say to myself - Yes.
Technically, I use digital processing to create these works, combining several images taken from the same point into one. But they are all real phases of my body during this long movement. And you can see this result of a 20-minute action instantly.
This work from #Synchronizationproject looks different in motion and this is probably the best option for it. Sound On 💫
it's a small movie about this performance.
This video is combined of all the photos that were taken, and here you can see the whole process. And the sunset ❤
This is part of the self-portrait project, filmed on a mountain lake in Portugal in the Serra de Estrela National Park.
Conceptually it is a mix of photography, performance and geo-art. I find unique places - famous or completely unknown, and I integrate compositions made from different positions of my naked body into landscapes. I interact with nature, synchronize with the lines and geometry of places. For me, this is also a performance, which usually lasts about 20-30 minutes. Sometimes random people watch, sometimes it's my personal interaction with nature.
This time, the body became a source of light in the twilight mountains.
After sunset, I had to dive into the dark waters of the small mountain lake in Serra de Estrella Natural park in Portugal. It was a little bit scary to make this first step into the lake without knowing what's on the bottom and who lives there. But I made this step and I was swimming for around 20 minutes. And finally, I could relax and feel the magic of the moment - my glowing naked body under stars, in the darkness, in zero gravity..
This motion is made of the few long exposure shots. Every shot is at 4-5 minutes exposure
This work was made on the lake in Catalonia and I had to make it in the darkness. It's enough cold in the evening, and I had to spend 40 minutes in total in the lake drawing the lines with the light of Jedi swords.
Behind the scenes of the shot made in Canyon de las Vacas on Gran Canaria island. I walked in the dark along the rocks and illuminated them with the light of the Jedi sword. The process was like a shamanic journey into some essence of surrealism in real life. During the process, I was naked - it was important for me to feel this connection between my skin and the stones around me and to be completely open to the environment. As a result, I got the one long exposure shot, but the process which looks like performance is also a very important part