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Extraordinary Plant Collection of Ranno ’o Astra: Er Naro flower

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Extraordinary Plant Collection of Ranno ’o Astra: Er Naro flower

Today I would like to share with you a story about a special flower called Er Naro. It belongs to the Extraordinary Plant Collection of Ranno ’o Astra. One of the unique things about this flower is that it grows only when someone is looking at it. That is why it hardly ever achieves its full size, especially in wild nature. That is why it is so rare. It is a carnivorous plant, it derives most of its nutrients from trapping small animals and birds. By spraying its spores it leaves animals immobile and causes severe hallucinations from which no...

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Best Artworks of 2020

Best Artworks of 2020

What a year 2020 has been! So many things have happened across the globe and in my own artistic career. Despite all the challenges, I am really grateful for everything this year. Firstly, I am very grateful for your continuous support. Knowing that someone is reading these emails and following my work somewhere out there is priceless. Secondly, I am grateful for all the sources of inspiration that I get day after day - feel free to explore some of these in my blog here. And last but not least, I am so grateful for getting international recognition for my...

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Wave - How is a photography idea born?

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Wave - How is a photography idea born?

Many people ask me where and how I get inspiration for my photography artworks. And my answer usually is that I combine all my past experience with what I see, hear and sense in the world day to day in my head (heart?) and then, as a result, something completely new is born. For example, at the moment I am working on my next art piece called Wave. I think the root inspiration for it comes from my years and years in commercial/fashion photography. While working in a photo studio, I had to carefully wrap mannequins with designers' clothing to...

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How did this all start? A little sneak peek at the journey of an artist

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How did this all start? A little sneak peek at the journey of an artist

Many people ask me where it all began. How did I end up where I currently am, and what was part of this life long journey so far? So, how did this all start?  I feel like I am an artist at my very core. I started as a painter and fell in love with the creative process from day one. I always admired still life paintings, especially those from the 17th century, but I was always on a lookout for some more inventive ways in art.  I have tried different techniques and methods from drawing to oils and one day decided...

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The magic that goes into preparations for a photo session

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The magic that goes into preparations for a photo session

Today, I would like to share a bit more behind the stage magic from my preparation process for one of the latest photo sessions. You can find the start of this story here - Broken vase: How is photography composition made?. And today, I would like to talk about the top part of the composition and the steps I had to take to get it ready for a photoshoot. The dried poppy flowers that you see below have a long story behind them. I picked them up back in summer when they just finished blooming and formed some seeds for the year...

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