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Photograhie & Illustration | Noémie Christensen

The photographs

The analog photographs displayed in the "Photography" section were all taken with a Minolta SRT 101*. I manually develop the film and the pictures** using a development process called "Caffenol". As a mixture of instant coffee, vitamin C and washing soda, Caffenol has the advantage of being non-toxic and eco-friendly. Moreover, the resulting color rests between sepia and black & white giving it a pleasing visual feel.

Je vois les appareils photos argentiques comme d'excellents supports artistiques et expérimentaux ; c'est pourquoi je préfère les utiliser lorsqu'il s'agit de suivre une démarche photographique artisanale.

*the photographs under the "Digital" category were taken with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

**only for black & white photographs; the color ones have been developed by a professional.

The drawings

All the drawings are made by hand, mostly using Uni-ball pens. I find my inspirations mostly in European medieval art, Ancient Greece, Japanese art, Art Nouveau, Buddhism, Hinduism and also from more specific artists such as Harry Clarke and Aubrey Beardsley. I don't typically use color for the simple reason that I prefer to focus on lines, patterns, and details.

About the artist

Noémie Christensen, currently studying psychomotricity on the Réunion island.

Besides my keen interest in drawing and photography, I'm also a movement educator who regularly head to the climbing gym.

If you're interested in learning more about my other gig, check out my website Mouvements Modernes®.

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