“In my work “The muses”, the girls are the ones who choose what part of their bodies they want to showcase or highlight, their flowers, ornaments, poses… They say us photographers always portray ourselves through our models and in this case, I want it to be teamwork, a perfect symbiosis between the two parts of the snapshot.”
If you had been there while shooting this piece, you would give it a thousand times more value than you would just by looking at the image. Not that I want to undervalue the artwork itself, but it’s just that the experience behind it is fascinating.
Irene is a charming and warmhearted person. Although she runs away from the sun from Spain, because it doesn’t go together with the artworks she wants to produce, she brings the sun from Spain inside of her. Working with her is easy and the ambience is relaxed and natural. Somehow I guess, it wouldn’t be possible to create such artworks if she wasn’t like that. People need to feel cozy, comfortable and natural around her – after all, they are about to get naked in front of her (or with her!) in the middle of the forest at very low temperatures to be portrayed.
Laura is being today Irene’s muse. Laura is a dancer from Malaga, she came to Berlin to find more projects and to expand her CV. She met Irene and loved her work and Irene loved her back. By documenting the production of this artwork, I am somehow being let in a very intimate moment between them.