SUPER(NATURAL) WOMAN is a collection of double-exposure photographs, manually crafted in the darkroom. Each photograph is one of a kind. The darkroom work is significant in this project since the double exposures were not created in the camera directly. For creating an individual double exposure print, I selected negatives (usually one negative of the model and one of nature), matching them together and exposing them separately onto light sensitive paper.
In Super(Natural) Woman my main focus is the woman and her connection with nature. As we all come from nature and belong to nature, we are looking for a connection with it, as it is one of the most significant sources of energy and inspiration. Through nature we are able to reconnect with ourselves.
I started this project with a certain idea and as the body of work was growing, I realized many things that I had not fully realized before. My main realization was how the elements of nature live within each of us and how vital it is to invite them into our lives and understand their energy. I’ve learned how important it is to treasure nature within us by reconnecting or searching for our inner needs, not only when we are around nature but anywhere and anytime. To find peaceful moments during busy days, not forgetting to give ourselves the love and care we deserve, or simply to look around with no judgement, with open hearts and minds. Most of the time, things which on the first glance seem easy and maybe unimportant, happen to be the most powerful and complex. This project is ongoing as it is about realization and growth.
“Super(Natural) Woman -
a world of heights, wild winds and warm sun
a world of free essence and clear mind
a world where your smile heats the mornings
a world where your heart is kind”
“…and never forget to dream
about Mermaids in the morning ocean steam
Fairies dancing on the wet grass around the trees
falling down on their white knees
Amazons fighting with wildness
their faces full of strength and proudness
Mothers of tribes
their energy and earthy vibes
Women of everyday life
your mother, sister, daughter, wife
Never forget to dream about them
as a part of the ocean, river, tree or clay
…never forget to dream, thank and pray.”
- ivet butler