I have completed the Prague Fairy Tale Series for now…. I am going to be leaving Prague and before I do I first want to post the making of series of each photo that we did and then to complete it by posting the final chosen photos for the Prague Fairy Tale Series that was exhibited in the Berlin group gallery show “Your Daily Darkness” at the Neurotitan Gallery that I curated and was in. I am doing this as a sort of purge and have posted the earlier “Making Of’ photos from the series, but start again at a very appropriate “Making Of” from the photo session of the Russian fairy tale “Destiny”.
I feel my own personal destiny has been made for me. Through a series of events that started from the Berlin exhibition “Your Daily Darkness” up to now, I am forced to make major life changing decisions. First with the crisis of finance because of losing all work and Prague and debts caused by the gallery show (All my fault. I take responsibility for my actions), the loss of relationships in Prague that I thought were more meaningful and then having to give up my home as a result of all of this. This seems all very dark indeed, but now I am excited and begin a new chapter as a result. I feel in some ways I am being forced out of Prague, but now I see it more as a positive because if this did not happen, if I did not get this kick in the ass and head I would never have dared to make this move.
I am moving to Berlin. I have an opportunity. An adventure and a journey: I have a free flat to live in. I have been offered by a New York gallery (in their words: through the eyes that experienced New York ‘80s) to capture Berlin 2013. This is a joint project being done with the invaluable support, help and partnership with Berlin TV producer Jana Oberdoerffer, and together we will do this complex project. Berlin’s Maria Psycho and Steve Morrel will take me on a wild journey through the Berlin underground plus Berlin’s various art scenes and events. We will spontaneously photograph people that we meet and experience. We also plan to meet designers, musicians and artists who we personally know and love and want to involve in this project. I also plan to do video portraits of specially selected people along with Berlin cinematographer Patrick Papow. I will also be doing silkscreens and some surprises that will take this exhibition to a new level. And this is going to be done with the help and support of New York’s Rodrigo Salomon, with the exhibition taking place at his gallery, Salomon Arts Gallery in Tribeca, New York City in November. More will be revealed as we do this project.
For this “Making Of” series of “Destiny” it is a story of a young daughter who is forced out of her home for bringing bad luck upon her family. Left on her own wits and survival instincts she makes her way through life and eventually comes face to face with a witch in the form of destiny. This witch (Baba Yaga) is ugly and feels ugly. The young girl shows the witch her inner beauty thus opening the way for her own fortune when the witches’ inner beauty comes out and lends a helping hand for the young girl’s future. I am looking forward to meeting my beautiful Destiny. Thank you for this special photo and experience to models Irena Andreeva and Irena Kristekova from the amazing Prague physical theatre company Teatre Novogo Fronta, Daphne Aidoni and Luis Cerdas Jaubert for art direction and all the help from Lucia and all people from Teatre Novogo Fronta for the use of their performance space, lights and equipment!!!!!