‘into the flames of the unknown’, with Julia Sa. Published on Photo Vogue Italia.
I have been working on a project with the Dutch artist Eveline Van De Griend, titled 'Alchemy of Form', with a series that weaves alchemical concepts of colour, material and meaning, with a sculptural view of the female body.
It is an ongoing series that creates a bridge between photography, painting and sculpture, which is being woven, over time, into an eventual exhibition.
Now five in the series have been published on PhotoVogue Italia.
In October I had the honour of being part of a group exhibition in Amsterdam, with Uncoated, in The Photo Room, at the Playground Art Route.
The show was an immersive audio-visual environment that aimed to give the visitor a new perspective on emerging art photography. The theme of this year's Photo Room was 'identity unveiled', where visitors were challenged through the surrounding visuals of ‘how we perceive our true Self’, and the struggles that it can create, en-masse, within the whirl of the modern world.
A short interview with the show’s curator, Josephine de Fijter, can be read here.
Video interview with Josephine de Fijter..
––––› UNCOATED PRESENTS: IDENTITY UNVEILED ‹––––
’The visage perceived by others, it establishes a passage to transcend the outer world from the enclosed inner-self.’
I was recently part of a group exhibition that took place at the the GlogauAIR artist residency, in Berlin. The exhibition ‘Identity Unveiled’ looked into how we can balance our role within the social system whilst discovering our identity with the question ‘how connected to the ‘Self’ are people willing to be?’
The exhibition was curated by Uncoated, which provides emerging photographers a platform to shine a photographic light on the struggle of defining one’s identity. Uncoated is a new, Berlin-based platform for contemporary photography that supports photographers by organizing socially relevant exhibitions throughout Europe.
In today’s society addictions, suicide rates, burnouts and interest in self-help books are increasing exponentially. Curator Josephine de Fijter researched into this phenomenon for 2 years and talked with numerous people. The result? Almost everyone she encountered struggles with the subject of identity in their own personal way. By hosting this exhibition, De Fijter hoped to create a starting point for raising awareness on the subject of identity.
✫ Inez Agnese
✫ Carla Cabanas
✫ Matthew Coleman
✫ Tom Hegen
✫ Bruna Mayer
For the show I created an installation titled ‘out of the void they came to dream’, which used sound frequencies, water, and a projector, to have each of the pictures emerge across the vibrating surface. Some of the works included for this installation /
I had the recent pleasure of photographing a new art film that was directed by Shira Kela, with cinematography from Peter Garajszki. The film looks at the essence of femininity through different narratives and expressions and of the traditional feminine conception and perspective from our society from the angle of its multiple cultures and backgrounds.
The film will be released in September.
A Berlin fashion editorial photographed at THE BLACK LODGE, in Kreuzberg, and a collaboration with the Stylist Halla Farhat, for Kaltblut Magazine, with the make-up artist Servulo Servullo and Samja Saranovic, as our muse descending into this realm of mystery.
With this team of explorers we plunge into the familiar realms of mystery, and deep down into the subconscious, with a dream within a dream. Here, we open our eyes inside the Black Lodge, a place where each soul must pass in order to reach nirvana. In this journey, the hero with a thousand faces must confront the dweller on the threshold, which is their own shadow-self, but if this encounter is not met with courage, then the lodge will obliterate their soul..
A collaboration with Trevor Good, photographing the operatic Barione Birger Radde, channeling the great Greek philosopher Herakleitos.
ANDROID SAMURAI / SPLENDOR MAGAZINE
A fashion editorial photographed for a collection designed by Halla Farhat, which was published by Splendor Magazine, as we wanted to shape a series of images that captured the power and grace of feminine strength, as a rise of the wonder women.
The rise of the wonder women, with their beauty in their strength, each empowering the other, connecting to their centre and radiating up and out into this whirling world unfurled. Standing tall, standing strong and proud, knowing their strengths and living and beating within them.
The rise of the wonder women, with their beauty within, transferred externally into each movement they make no matter their shape.
A series of portraits with Berlin artists for Panta Magazine, with issue 11 featuring a day I spent in the company of the Berlin-based trio Innerfields before a day spent in and around the kiez of the Egyptian artist Heba Amin, for issue 12.
ISSUE 11, with Innerfields
"Change is the only constant" is an aphorism related to the doctrine of 'universal flux', by Heraclitus of Ephesus. The Greek philosopher also developed the thesis of the 'unity of opposites'.
On the final day of Gallery Weekend, I will be included in a group exhibition of four international artists who will present their works to the public. The exhibited positions demonstrate that these 2,500 year old ideas are current and especially relevant for the digital age.
details // www.artloft.berlin/in-between-beyond
Alana Richards, part of the ongoing series SHIMMER, which looks at identities, or those parts which we project outwards, which can sometimes only reveal partial truths to who we are. This series looks at the masks we can wear and that fraction of space between the projection and what can lie shimmering beneath.