December 12, 2012
Ladies and Gentlemen meet Bulgarian photographer Aneta Ivanova, creator of a series of double exposure photographs that superimposes the gentile silhouette of a woman’s form over bustling cities and affecting landscapes. A juxtaposition that poetically shows the percolation of thoughts, ideas and places all confined to the human form. Her work has been featured in Magazines such as ‘Better Photography,’ as well as been lauded for its meticulous beauty online on some of the most popular blogs.
Her photographs capture the sweet bends and candid folds of a woman’s moods and shape. When I look at her art, like steam rising from the photo and onto my mind, I think of; spunk, raw, grace, loud, soft, curve, car horns, cricket chirps, faucet drips, taciturn, sounds of friction from scattered leaves, contemplative, power, poise, rocks beneath your feet, clarity, sensitive skin, dull rose thorns, spine, twigs and elegance. What do you feel/ think of?
Well, without further ado may I present, the EmOtive EyE of
Q & A
When you were little what did you want to be?
A doctor or a firefighter.
Do you have a favorite photograph you’ve taken?
Almost every new photograph I take appears to be my favorite for some time. Then I take a new one.
What motivates you to take photos?
Some inspiration, some temporary need to express something, something I saw, heard, felt…
What is the longest you’ve spent on a project?
6 months and still going.
What art piece was the most fun to work on?
Definitely “Mama is a superhero” – piece I did a few years ago. I was hanging, then running to the camera, then hanging again – all this for half an hour to shoot this.
What’s the latest project you are working on?
The “Scar” series – double exposure silhouette photos.
What inspires you or initiates the inspiration that drives you? Do you have a process?
There isn’t something specific that inspires me. I’m not sure I can even explain it. Sometimes even the smallest thing makes me pick up the camera.
Favorite thing in nature:
How little we know about it.
One of your favorite artist:
One of your movies:
Into the wild
One of your favorite musicians:
Favorite place to create art:
Some good song
Was there a time you felt like you were not going to be able to make a living off of being an artist? What would you advice to others about pursuing their dreams based upon how you were able to manifest yours.
Actually I’m not making a living off being a photographer. I don’t want to call myself a professional photographer either. I’m 20 years old, I’m studying computer science in Germany and working as a system administrator right now. This doesn’t mean I’m not going to keep doing what I love. This doesn’t also mean that I don’t like what I’m doing. For now I’m just not sure which one should I choose and most of all, maybe my dreams are to have both. I feel it’s not an easy thing to do, but when it gets too heavy, I’ll just make my choice. But if art is the only thing you want to do and you’re good in it, I think that you should work hard for it and not give up.
Who/What inspires or moves you?
Strong, active, intelligent, wise and knowing people inspire and move me.
What’s one of your favorite quotes?
“Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return. And we can. Because the cosmos is also within us. We’re made of star-stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself. ” from Carl Sagan
Squares in B&W
Little Extra for the Eye
Thank you ANETA IVANOVA for your precious eye & interview!
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