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Anita is an Austrian photographer who completed her photo studies at the London Institute in 1999. She works within the fields of nude, contemporary dance and travel documentation, and she's also participated in international art projects. Anita changes her place of living approximately every two years because she likes to get familiar with different peoples, their backgrounds, cultures and ways of thinking, and she says that this knowledge influences her creation process. Currently, she's staying in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Each place has greatly expanded her portfolio, and she has also had many exhibitions abroad. Anita documented the development process of the choreography of CW I in Riga, Latvia in 2006.

 

 

"CW is an amazing opportunity for artists to be the artists they want to be, and I love the idea of the project. It has a pattern to follow, but in terms of the creation process, you are free to let your imagination flow. For me it was an exciting challenge having to interpret this preceding piece, I’d never done anything like it before. Previously, I had always just worked with my own ideas and I developed them with my camera throughout a period of time. This time I had to work with a given idea, with a completed piece, and a limited amount of time. Whilst it was limiting in some ways, it also allowed me to create freely at the same time. It was weird, but it widened my scope of work. It was also the first time that I had created a solely digital image.

 

As soon as I read the story I was completely absorbed by it. I saw this street in Dalmatia (Croatia) in front of me. It wasn’t a specific street, just the way many narrow, cobbled streets are down there in an old town. I didn’t know exactly what I would find on this street, a bike, windows, shutters, stairs, but I knew kind of what it would look like. I also knew that the finished image wouldn’t be an exact representation of the original street. It had to look somewhat different - mysterious. So, I went to Croatia and travelled a bit and found many potential streets but not one that was the right one – until I found this one on an island. I took one single picture, and felt exactly the same warmth when looking at my picture as I felt when I read the story. I added the mysterious effect and feel that the image is an exact representation of what I saw when I first read the story."

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