So pleased to have my exhibition “For The Nautilus Is My Boat” featured by Champ Magazine, one of the finest International arts and culture publications, available across ever expanding destinations including Tokyo, London, Paris, Melbourne, Sydney and Berlin. Pictured below is my print “Ermellina”, named after an aristocratic family with a known inventory containing a trousseau including beautiful sea shells. Historians believe that this was a good luck token for fertility.
Thank you so much Frankie Magazine http://www.frankie.com.au/blogs/photography/carine-thevenau-exhibition for featuring my latest exhibition “For The Nautilus Is My Boat”, which opens in Melbourne on Friday October 3rd 2014 from 6-9pm at Edmund Pearce Gallery!
I love to listen to beautiful music whilst I create and imagine a world that makes up a photographic series. During my time spent daydreaming and researching “For The Nautilus Is My Boat” I listened to a few specific pieces of music over and over again. The music seemed to help me create a mood that I hope spilled out into my photographs. I found the sounds I listened to were quiet, but powerful and gave me a similar feeling to that you get when looking out into the sea and you feel very small, but know you are part of something overwhelmingly grand.
Dustin O’Halloran’s “An Ending, A beginning” moved me in this way.
I am completely entranced by Helene Schmitz photographs of Alabama trees covered in the leafy vine Kudzu. The images of these trees completely overwhelm me. They remind me of Polexeni Papaetrou’s series “The Ghilles”, which I love just as much. I have attached two pictures from Polexeni’s series (in colour below Helene’s black and white pictures of her “Kudzu Project”).
I discovered Helene’s beautiful imagery from the book published by Zio Baritaux through Zioxla, aptly named “Strange Plants”. I first saw Polexeni’s work on the pages of Photofile Magazine.
I shot this picture inside Laura’s Southern Highlands studio. Although I have shot Laura many times, this picture is my favourite.
Frankie Magazine turns 10 this year and I have been so blessed to enjoy the journey of time with them. Above is my photograph of illustrator Elin Matildawearing her grandmothers traditional Norwegian Bunad, which features in Issue 60, launched today!