Ana D & Noora K

Ana D & Noora K

Photographer

Ana D et Noora K desire is to create a link between the image, message and technique to the story told in each work. For the artist duo, it’s time to see the world as it is and rediscover the lost alliance with nature. Establishing a connection between oneself and those around you is critically important from humans to animals, natural resources to waste. As time, actions and energies are all part of a constant change, the artists found that a rotational movement was a natural solution that they wanted to include in our visual world. Using motion as a tool to emphasize the interdependence of people and nature has enabled the artists to produce the desired effect. Ana D et Noora K seek to show how all particles pass from physical reality into a new form, transfigured by the magic of photography. 

Refulgentia
Blinded by the illusion of infinite splendour. 
In our artistic work we want to represent the energies invisible to the eye. We take simple objects and subject matter in their raw form and want to capture their uniqueness in movement. We are looking to show how all particles become transformed from physical reality into a new form that is capsuled by the magic of photography. This permits the viewer to make a tangible connection and interlink between oneself and all materials, living or dead. The abstraction through the movement that we are capturing we find to being a powerful way to represent that nothing is constant and being a bystander in the negative transformation of the planet should no longer be an option for any of us. 
We represent change and the positive impact it may have in an aesthetic way by playing with the abstract and figurative. Contrasting micro and macro photography as well as static and moving. As artists we are not looking to give scientific answers to problems, but a visual stimulation to viewers who hopefully then would want to find scientific and practical answers to the issues of over-linked realities in need for solutions. 
We have been working as a duo for years. With time we appreciate more how special it is to being able to create our photographic and mixed media pieces together. It is also this connection between us as two individuals that we have found important as society is becoming extremely individualistic. This has pushed us to want to work with the human figure trying to open the mind to seeing its vulnerability. Understanding that behind the strong carapace there is creature that is not omnipotent. We believe that in order to survive and thrive we need to work towards a common direction. 
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Lucidum
The search for aesthetic ways of representing movement is continuously the main focus of the Spinning Nature project, “Lucidum” (2018-2019) series is studying motion through light. The first series, “Metamorphoses” (2016-2018) displayed a dramatic, almost theatrical atmosphere. Associating bright colours with dark and shadowy hues letting the subject in question stand alone in the spotlight. We wanted to respect what and whom we decided to photograph hence have stayed open minded and flexible towards the results and seeing where the image of moving energy leads us. 
In “Lucidum” we wanted to challenge ourselves by diving into light, letting the background merge into the subject. This enabled us to get a sense of transparency that was already noticeable in the metamorphoses series and woke a huge interest from our part. We started from the past with dark backgrounds, classical colours, now we are here in the deep seas of light, transparency, colour, juxtapositions of moving energy in still image, light and movement. 
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