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stephanie bothor – bliss

stephanie bothor

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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.

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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?

stephanie: berlin.

jordana: where is your home?

stephanie: berlin.

jordana: where do you live now?

stephanie: berlin.

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.



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