"Cada día mujer" by Brejnik and Lorenz

 Ariane Canta Brejnik:

Brejnik. Cyanotype. Selfportrait.
Brejnik. Cyanotype. Portrait Puig de missa
Brejnik. Cyanotype. Portrait

Claudia Constaze Lorenz:

Lorenz. Photography. “The visit”

Lorenz. Photography.” Humulus Lupulus”

Lorenz. Photography. “Fagus Semen”

“Everyday Woman” is an international exhibition, but it was born on the island of Ibiza, exactly in Santa Eularia del Río. The international team is formed by a Spaniard as the curator and two foreign photographers as the artists, who communicate to each other in English and made this project a reality. They’ll show their work in Can Jeroni, the culture space of Sant Josep Council’s, until the 13thof March.
This exhibition has the intention of celebrating the International Women’s Day, which takes place on the 8thof March, and it portrays what it means being a woman in every aspect of their lives, in all the activities, professional and emotional, pursued by women, as workers, as artists, as friends… As a result, it is an exhibition made for women who portrait women in order to celebrate this symbolic day.
This is the reason why me, (I’m the Spaniard), together with the German artist, Lorenz, and the French artist, Brejnik, both photographers, put up this photography exhibition in which we show different ways of understanding the photographic world, basically because they have a different way of understanding the portrait and the photographic development.
Lorenz makes studio pictures, she uses spotlights, big screens which diffuse the light, and modern devices such as digital camaras and programmes in her computer. Her model is herself. She is in connection with Nature and disguises herself with plants and trees which tell her about their lives, she becoming then, part of this vegetable world.
In contrast, Brejnik is more spontaneous and prefers more artisanal techniques, taking pictures without any kind of props. She loves taking pictures of anonymous people in the street, or creating a story with the forest or the sea as the background.
Lorenz makes portraits of herself digitally processing them, while Brejnik uses an old way of developing photos making blueprints: the cyanotype, one of the grandfathers of photography, that receives its name because of its characteristic blue color (although other colors can be also used). She makes big negatives with the desired selection, then she puts chemical products on a normal paper, which becomes photosensitive. The process starts turning the negative to any desired direction to compose a specific image, and the sun makes the rest of the job,making the developing process (which normally takes place in a darkroon) possible outdoors and only with the natural solar light.She usually elaborates her compositions using some plants or other objects to block the light and further manipulates the image provided by the negative by creating brighter areas and shapes. Occasionally, she also dyes the picture putting brewed tea, coffee or onion skin, for instance, in the water for an optional last step.

Source: Nuria del Rio

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