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I worked with an old image of ice from a glacier lake on Iceland.
When mirroring the ice, it reminded me of the pelvis, so I gave this photo the title ”Pelvis”.
I´ve started to feel that I need humans in my project Chasing a mirage.
I´m still working with images shot on Iceland in 2014. It´s a huge archive and I have many pictures to go through.
I´ve done some versions with humans in them. The first two are mirrored images, the last two are images with a spotlight.
First I made the image Serenade for solitude in 2015. Since then I have been thinking about this concept over and over.
I´ve started to look through my archive (which is huuuuge) and I´m coming back to images I shot for The Sleep Project (Hypnagogia). I´m a bit confused though, do these images belong with The Room (a new series) or with Hypnagogia? I don´t know.
Right now I´m working on two series: Chasing a mirage and The Room. Chasing a mirage is a Hypnagogia spin-off (great word right!) and The Room is a continuation on Serenade for solitude. Maybe they will all be the same series one day?
Some images I´ve done recently:
I don´t know what it is, but ever since I started turning my images black by changing the background, I cant´t stop doing it. I tried with my new series Chasing a mirage, and I really like the result of this image. It´s much more mysterious and other-worthly than the non-black image.
I´m experimenting in a new way with old images that I shot on Iceland in 2014. To me, the sparse landscape of Iceland is the perfect metafor for our inner landscapes.
I want to visualise our constant longing for something else, something that seem so much better, something over there. If we just walk a little bit more, run a bit faster, we will get there.
By mirroring images of landscape and human, I want to investigate what we see and how we see it. What if everything is just a reflection of our inner minds, our fears and beliefs. What is real? What image of ourselves is real?
I shot these two images by the beach in Alicante in 2017. Me and my mother took a sheet (borrowed it from the hostel… lucky there was a washing machine in the room!) and tried different poses and angles with the sheet. I think I like the first one most, because of the colors and composition. But maybe I´m a little bit more fond of the sheet covering the whole body in image number two.
To me, these images are about life and death. I think the white sheet is quite a strong symbol. Longing to rest, coming home, seeking shelter. Covering the sheet with sand, becoming one with the ground. The giant ocean. The water we all come from.
New picture. ”Birch” 2018.
Yesterday I was really inspired to shoot. But I didn´t know what to shoot. I knew I wanted to do something related to easter. I was lucky enough to have fresh flowers at home (from a friend that had just stayed the night at my place.) I decided to shoot the flowers with window light and I put them in the window right in front of the window glass. I put a diffuser (you could use a transparent white sheet instead) in front of the window, so the flowers would have the diffuser as backdrop. Then I shot at aperture 1.4 and shutter speed 1/60. The whiteness was overexposed but the flowers were perfect. Then I did what I love the most: played around in Photoshop! I actually didn´t think I was going to do anything special with this image, other than give it some small adjustments with exposure, contrast and color. But I was wrong haha.
I copied the flowers into several layers and put them in different places in a square frame. I felt my heart beat faster as I continued to blend the flowers and composite the image as I liked. When I was happy with the composition I painted both green and yellow in the picture and put these layers on blending mode color burn. I also adjusted the colors and worked with vibrance/saturation. In the end I liked this image a lot more that I thought I would. It has a painterly feel to it that I absolutely love.
This is the original image, that I like really much as it is. But with me, I´m never happy if I don´t twist reality a bit 😉