This series is about going into the soul. I am using virgins and goddesses from different cultures to represent spirituality through feminity.
Lorena Cordero, photographer and digital artist, born in Quito, Ecuador in 1971. The first camera I got, a Canon AE1, was given to me as a gift from my older brother who died some years after that. Through time I recall that moment and realize that photography has connected me to vast infinite worlds. I went to Parsons NY and then Paris for a couple of years to study photography. When I returned home (Quito) I had the feeling that I didnâ€™t know enough, that maybe I should have stayed longer... This was a powerful tool. I started to teach myself what I didnâ€™t know and to deepen what I had learnt, and this led me to discover new ways of creativity, and sometimes to reinvent myself. I had the opportunity to live in different places and travel a lot along my life. This has broaden my vision of the world and of human kind. I studied human growth for three years and consider emotions essential to enter peopleâ€™s worlds. I am a person of extremes. I love shooting a clean black and white photograph as well as creating new worlds manipulating an image completely. The Indians in South America say that the soul is stolen when a person is photographed. I believe that somehow this is true. I do not intend to capture the â€œtrue selfâ€ of a person in an image, I intend that the image has it's own soul. I work as a free lance photographer, doing commercial and editorial for local magazines, and of course, doing my own projects, always creating. In conjunction with my husband and fellow photographer SimÃ³n Brauer we created Neurona Digital, a company dedicated to many aspects of photography. I live in Quito, Ecuador, a city surrounded by mountains sharing infinite worlds of photography, among other things, with my husband SimÃ³n and my daughters Rebeca and Nina. Several solo and group exhibitions in Ecuador.