Wednesday, 7 February 2018

The interview with Annie Bertram




W.B Yeats wrote: „The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper”. It seems my today's guest reached the point where the senses see and collaborate in not only discovering magic things but in creating and adding to their general amount in the world.


Her sense of beauty, aesthetics and the feeling for fragile charm and magic make her a creator of the world that once entered cannot be left behind.



About passion, magic and happiness with Annie Bertram


photo credit: Annie Bertram

Annie, I've always thought that the magicians do not exist but looking at your pictures I'm starting to doubt that :) How do you create all the atmosphere in your pictures?


First of all – thank you so much for the kind words – I really feel appreciated. And I feel honored that I was able to take you on the journey outside of the boringness of daily life.

How do you create your own photo world – on what basis do you choose models, outfits, scenery etc?

Most of the inspirations come from my soul, heart and experiences I have made in my life. And sometimes it just needs enough time for developing ideas. First of all, there is an idea or an abandoned place – which inspires me. From that it needs some time to bring more details and write a storyboard. For choosing the models it is very different, because as I get older I am getting more open to diverse models – not only to one type. That means gender, nationality and age doesn’t play a main role, I love people who are different and can tell different stories. Depending on the story – the outfits will be chosen. Mostly I drive a lot to get to this wonderful and magic locations. That’s why I don’t have a photo-shooting every week….it should be also keep magic for me to dive in a different world.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

The interview with Joanna "Invi" Jankowska, photographer at The Art of Invi



Invi is a real trickster indeed – she's a marvellous soul opener.
Plus she's an extremely warm, sensitive, wise and talented girl. And she's stubborn!
We get back to our conversation after a short start at the Steffans's party at Liverpool – about photography people and goals:)

photo credit: http://www.artofinvi.com


Since I met you it's always been You and your camera. And we've known each other….well, not the whole life unfortunately but for quite long :) So first things first – who gave the weapon to your hands, who inspired you?

I took a gun myself, somewhere around 1st grade at high school :) The widely understood art has always been present at my home – photography in particular. My dad photographed a lot in the 80s, he developed films in his own home dark-room. My mum, who is a doctor, even graduated from some sort of a photo school (purely for her own pleasure) and she loves taking pictures so I guess my thing for photos cannot be an accident.

My adventure started simply by taking my mum's digital camera and playing with it. I liked it so much that I though I'd love to know more about it. Me and my then-boyfriend signed in to the youth culture house in Wroclaw where I took part in a basic photo workshop for a year. It was beautiful time, I learnt a lot there; mostly technical knowledge that I'd had no idea about before. The group of participants was small, we were posing for each other, we played with lights and then we would spend long hours in a dark room, processing reagents and developing films on our own. I have good memories of that year:)
And so it begun… :)

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Alone

"We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and—in spite of True Romance magazines—we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely—at least, not all the time—but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don't see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness." H.Thompson