This image is a part of project 12.

Story of 6 – flow

At this point, I was totally in the creative flow. Even though, it was just right a few minutes ago the water was now too hot. Besides I couldn’t contain anymore what the Muse was telling me. My head was bursting and I was trying to remember every word she was saying. I had to write it down and fast. As quickly and as responsibly as I only could (I’m a mother of two after all), I got out of the bathtub and went back to my computer. In about three minutes using only very coarse shapes and stains, I created a sketch of the image. The very first image of my new project. The image of how this all had begun.

In another half an hour I made a draft of my first ever short story. Over the weekend together with the Muse, I polished my text. The week after that I took a dress to work and shot two images during a lunch break. It was all perfect, well thought out and equally well prepared. The funniest thing was because it was well thought out and so well prepared, it took almost no time to actually execute.

The healing

Project 12 is not only images. It’s also a short story. This short story is not ready yet but it will be published as a book when the time is right. If you don’t want to miss that… drop me your email.

Buy 6 – flow

If you like this image, you can, of course, order it. It’s available in the following options:

Limited edition: 25 copies, 40×60 cm print on Ilford smooth pearl paper on dibond with acrylic glass and hanging frame. This edition is ready to hang on your wall.

Unlimited edition: small B5 prints on glossy paper (Ilford Crystal gloss) with a window mat.

Take a look here for the impressions of both editions.

BTS of 6 – flow

Projects like this one, do not get created chronologically. This was actually 3rd or 4th sketch that I made. At this point, I didn’t even know this will become a project of this scale at all. I just drew something in the colors that I like and somehow it clicked with the previous images and the creative ball started rolling.

Shooting went smoothly… that is when I had finally figured out how to do it. At first, I thought of keeping the exact perspective as in the sketch. But that would require a lot of jumping and coordination. Also quite a tall tripod.

In the end, I had a low tripod, wide-angle lens, and a hill. And yes, there was a lot of jumping.

Back in the studio, it turned out not a single shot was perfect. The figure in the photo is actually stitched from four different images. Ach well…

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