#stephaniebothor #art #berlin #tarot #bliss
making of – the king of bows and arrows and chicken teriyaki. my friend the artist stephanie bothor is doing a very exciting art project. a card game: bliss! see more about the project in the interview below the pictures. I was invited to join the making of, of the king of bows and arrows. i haven’ t seen her for a while, so i was very curious and looking forward to meet her again. when i saw the pictures from her project “bliss” i thought, WOW! they are amazing. have a look on her project page and support her work there to make it happen. with just a few euro you can help stephanie to create this beautiful and mystical card game. or visit the blog to follow the process of the game.
stephanie a really, really lively and bubbly person, was absolutely relaxed and focused doing the photographs. the decision which picture she wanted to use, was made in just a few minutes. ah, when i think about my “selection-processes” … endless. after the shooting she cooked the teriyaki chicken in the same focused way she made the pictures and her husband matthias joined us for dinner.
i also had the pleasure to meet patricia, who is part the project as well and a very beautiful and charming person who i am planning to photograph as well, but pssst ..haven’t told her so far.
jordana: what is your “business” / “profession”:
stephanie: I am an conceptual artist
jordana: what means art to you?
stephanie: I like to make it.
jordana: what means photography to you?
stephanie: a dialog.
jordana: what is it you are most interested in in your art?
stephanie: systems, objects, people, interconnections. the relation between people and objects.
jordana: which camera (-s) do you use?
stephanie: I borrow cameras. I take what I can get. But my favourites are all kinds of Leica and Nikon D700
jordana: what means light to you and when is “your” photography time of the day?
stephanie: Light: beauty. fascination, a pause.
Photography time depends, what I am taking pictures of.
jordana: when is “your” doing art time of the day?
stephanie: mostly between 10.00 – 18.00
jordana: which is your favorite material:
stephanie: light :). paper. thoughts. emotions.
jordana: tell me about your card game project:
stephanie: At the moment I create a fine high quality card game based on tarot.
I create a new game out of it called bliss.
For those cards I take pictures of people who on one hand are special to me
and on the other hand embody a kind of archetype.
The outcome at the end will be an alice in wonderlandish type of story and game.
the wonderland of bliss -the game- is berlin.
Though, the people who play with the cards will be Alice, discovering their own wonderland :)
jordana: tell me a few words about your blog:
stephanie: the blog is my diary of the creation process of the card game
jordana: as an artist how do you make your living?
stephanie: I sell my work.
jordana: what tip would you give someone who starts doing art
stephanie: do it.
jordana: and what tip for photography?
stephanie: see above.
jordana: where are you from?
jordana: where is your home?
jordana: where do you live now?
jordana:your dream destination?
I like to visit now and then paris, but I like where I am.
jordana: your biggest love?
stephanie: love itself.
jordana: how would you describe yourself
stephanie: search & systematize with butterflies in my head and curiosity in my heart.
I like hearts. and chocolate and the word fountain pen. I like when a moment shows its poetry.
I love my family – my friends included and I am amazed by the wonder of being alive.
jordana: any book or music recommendations from you?
stephanie: book: gaston bachelard the poetics of space.
music my favourite song at the moment is Paris from Hans Unstern
jordana: what do you need to get in creativity mood?
stephanie: no need, but I like to dive into silence.
jordana: anything else you want to tell us?
stephanie: enjoy your day.