CORONA CHRONICLES – Lockdown in Spain

On Sunday the 15th March the lock down in Spain began. We are not even allowed to take a walk, not even alone. It’s depressing. To keep my spirits up I started a photo project. Creativity hopefully will help me to mentally, spiritually and emotionally survive these long weeks of confinement.

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Monday, 16th March 2020, Seville
The best way to deal with any crisis for me is to get out my camera and get creative. It’s going to be some fun weeks. 😉

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Tuesday, 17th March, Seville
You might say “Carneval is over”. But I tell you, now, where all dates are cancelled and every day is just a new BLANK day, we can invent ourselves, a system, no system. Today can simply be our carneval. With toilet paper confetti. Something needs to be done with all the paper, huh. It was raining today. So, no climbing on the roof again. No fresh air. Quarantine. And carneval.

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Wednesday, 18th March
I wish I could fly! I would fly away!
Today I listened to Reinhard Mey’s wonderful song “Über den Wolken” (Above the Clouds)
The refrain goes like this:
“Freedom is said to be boundless, there above the couds
It is said that all fears and sorrows are left behind down there, and then what appears to be grand and important
suddenly is insignificant and small….”

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Thursday 19th March, Seville
The good thing about the photoshoots is that it gives me something positive to think about. Instead of dwelling too much on all the information that we are flooded with I keep busy by creating a new photo. Stemming a shoot every day needs quite a bit of thinking, planning, improvising (as I have to use things that already exist in the house), then actually doing the shoot and afterwards selecting and editing the photos. We do it every day at the same time to add structure to the day. I can only highly recommend to everyone to be creative in these challenging times. Creativity has strong healing powers! ❤️

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Friday, 20th March, Seville
It was a gloomy day today, rainy…matching the mood. At this time of the year the beaches are empty and beautiful. We can only dream of it. So we get our electrical heaters out and simulate the beach. I make my own beach! Resist! As Pippi Longstocking sang: “Ich mach mir meine Welt wie sie mir gefällt”

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Saturday, 21st March, Sevilla
One whole week is over. Today we had heavy rain and gray gray gray skies. A perfect bed day, under any circumstances. ❤️ And many weeks to come. So I invite you to send me your wishes. What do you want us to do that makes you smile and gives you hope that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Suggestions please!!!! Be creative with us. ❤️

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Sunday, 22nd March, Sevilla
Today was a difficult day! The lock down got extended till 11th April. I talked to a friend in Germany who told me how she went on a walk in nature today. That made me almost cry. We are not allowed to go for a walk, not even alone. As if breathing in fresh air and hugging a tree could make you sick. Actually the absence of it will probably weaken your immune system. We are still priviliged as we at least have a terrace where we can play jungle. 🐍🦖🦋🦄🐝

😷CORONA CHRONICLES😷😷😷😷Monday, 23rd March, SevilleThe Desinfactors 😂As earning enough money as freelancers is damn hard now, we are looking to the future and re-train. 😂On a more serious note, yesterday night and still this morning I felt quite defeated (we both did) with the prospect of being another 3 weeks being locked in. My teeth started hurting and my lower back was really sore this morning. I know this is just an reaction to my inner stress. Neither do I need a dentist nor anything for my back. I need to relax. And we do in the evenings now mindfulness practices, meditation, body scans… At least with have these tools. What about people who don’t? Who have physical reactions due to the stress and maybe even think they are sick now? What about those people who have to live with an aggressive person, or even a potentially violent person? Especially in Spain and in China the incidents of domestic violence have gone up. And other countries will follow.

 

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Tuesday 23rd March, Sevilla
Another day over. It’s like waiting for Christmas when you are five years old. Time is a snail. Something that keeps us sane is doing sport twice a day. Not with our toilet paper but with Entreenate. They offer from Mon-Fri fantastic daily morning and evening fitness classes. Join them if you understand Spanish. Seriously! Producing endorphines is soooooo important right now. You can also join me every Saturday from 6-7pm on Skype for a free yoga class.

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Wednesday, 25th March, Sevilla
Spring is in the air, the sun gets stronger and I bet you forgot buying suncream because you were busy stockpiling toilet paper. Don’t fret, toilet paper is multi functional. We tested it for you today, it makes an excellent sun screen. That’s the advantage of having time, you can become a toilet paper tester. The office Simon works for as a freelancer closed down today for the next two month. He will have lots of time now to test every single thing we can find in the house. Welcome to the new Corona world! Happy happy unemployed! (famous song from Wizo).

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Thursday, 26th March, Sevilla
When you leave the house only twice a week to go shopping, the temptation is high to wear your pyjamas ALL the time and have a shower every three days. Who cares really? But it’s not good for your mental state (or your relationship 😉). Therefore we decided to put on nice clothes and do something pretty. Remembering the beautiful things of life. As they say “This too shall pass” which is a Persian adage that reflects on the temporary nature, or ephemerality, of the human condition. We made this day about dancing and joined a freedomDANCE session (isn’t that ironic? As our freedom of movement has been removed. But this is of course about inner freedom) with the wonderful Alex Svoboda in London this evening. You can join his online class every Thursday currently.SOON we will all dance together again! Embracing life! ❤️

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Friday 27th March, Sevilla
No funny photos today. I felt defeated, low and very sad.
Sad to see friends around me going bankrupt.
Sad to see the queue in front of the soup kitchen in Triana getting longer every day.
Sad because there are people worldwide asking for strong leaders and not being aware of the fact how precious democracy and human rights are.
Sad because I’m not allowed to be in contact with nature.

So today I post only a symbolic photo that I took a few days ago. Tomorrow is a new day! There is hope in my heart.

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Saturday 28th March, Seville
Back on the roof, the show must go on ❤️🤩Today we go super local-Feria de Abril (April Fair). It’s the most important annual festival and also the essence of being in VERY close contact with MANY people. So it will be cancelled this year as so many other things. If you wonder why we mix cherry with Sprite…It’s called Rebujito, the Feria drink. The real thing is weirder than these pic btw, you can take a look here https://www.claudiawiens.com/travel/seville-feria-de-abril-april-fair/

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Friday 3rd April, Seville
Simon was longing for windsurfing today. So off we went. In order to do also something useful we cleaned the ocean. Besides all the typical plastic we also found loads of toilet paper. Humanity must have produced lost of shit lately.
Just rigging up and down the sail gave Simon endorphines for a couple of hours. May become his new hobby during prison time.
Not much else to say. I feel pretty angry at times about the whole situation. And I definitely allow my anger to be there as well. All feelings are equal. Only we humans give them labels like positive or negative. If I don’t allow my anger to flow through me and find adequate ways of dealing with it, it still would be there anyways and then express itself possible through headaches or other physical symptoms.

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24th April, Sevilla
This is not just any coffee cup. This is THE coffee that I drank OUTSIDE of the house today. In the market hall where is the eco veggie shop that we buy from, a tea and spice shop had reopened. They are normally a cafe as well. I was almost in tears when I saw that they are open and they sell coffee to go. I got so emotional that the lady inside almost started to cry as well. I DRANK A COFFEE that someone else made for me outside of my house. What a day!!!!!

CALENDAR 2020 / KALENDER 2020

This year there is the choice of four calendars: Istanbul, Iceland Snow Landscapes, Women Portraits and Spiritual Moments. Available from A5 to A2 and also planners. Available in many online shops and your local bookstore. Print on demand (no creation of garbage), printed in Germany. Here you can view all calendars.

Dieses Jahr habt Ihr die Wahl zwischen vier Kalendern: Istanbul, Islands Schneelandschaften, Frauenportraits und Spirituelle Momente. Erhältlich in Größen A5 bis A2 und als Planer. Zu beziehen in allen üblichen Online Shops und im Buchhandel. Print on demand (Abfall wird vermieden), gedruckt in Deutschland. Hier könnt Ihr alle Kalender anschauen.

Mini Format Art Prints – Bizarre Details from Egypt

I have now extended my “mini format” collection of bizarre, funny, quirky moments and details from Egypt. Previously a set of nine, now there are 28 available. They come as 10cm x 10cm tiles, printed on Lambda Print Fuji Crystal DP II fixed on aludibond under 3mm acryl. The aludibond gives them weight and stability and the acryl a perfect brilliance. Each motif comes as an edition of 15, where I am offering the first ten sold for a price of only 35€ each (plus shipping). Original art makes a special gift (for yourself and others)!

aludibond

This is how a print mounted on aludibond under acryl looks from the side. They look very vivid. So sieht ein Fotoprint, der auf Aludibond aufgezogen ist und mit Acrylglas geschützt wird, von der Seite aus. Die Farben wirken sehr lebendig.

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1 of 15 SOLD Edition, Size/Größe: 10 cm x 10 cm, Lambda Print Fuji Crystal DP II on aludibond under acryl, Price/Preis: 35,00 Euros

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1 of 15 SOLD, Size/Größe: 10 cm x 10 cm, Lambda Print Fuji Crystal DP II on aludibond under acryl, Price/Preis: 35,00 Euros

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Edition: No 1 of 15, Size/Größe: 10 cm x 10 cm, Lambda Print Fuji Crystal DP II on aludibond under acryl, Price/Preis: 35,00 Euros

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1 of 15 SOLD, Edition, Size/Größe: 10 cm x 10 cm, Lambda Print Fuji Crystal DP II on aludibond under acryl, Price/Preis: 35,00 Eurosimg_20141220_132747

Edition: No 1 of 15, Size/Größe: 10 cm x 10 cm, Lambda Print Fuji Crystal DP II on aludibond under acryl, Price/Preis: 35,00 Euros

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1 of 15 SOLD, Size/Größe: 10 cm x 10 cm, Lambda Print Fuji Crystal DP II on aludibond under acryl, Price/Preis: 35,00 Eurosimg_20141031_101219

Edition: No 1 of 15, Size/Größe: 10 cm x 10 cm, Lambda Print Fuji Crystal DP II on aludibond under acryl, Price/Preis: 35,00 Euros

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Edition: No 1 of 15, Size/Größe: 10 cm x 10 cm, Lambda Print Fuji Crystal DP II on aludibond under acryl, Price/Preis: 35,00 Eurosimg_20131202_011046

4 OF 15 SOLD Edition, Size/Größe: 10 cm x 10 cm, Lambda Print Fuji Crystal DP II on aludibond under acryl, Price/Preis: 35,00 Euros

Edition: No 1 of 15, Size/Größe: 10 cm x 10 cm, Lambda Print Fuji Crystal DP II on aludibond under acryl, Price/Preis: 35,00 Euros

Edition: No 1 of 15, Size/Größe: 10 cm x 10 cm, Lambda Print Fuji Crystal DP II on aludibond under acryl, Price/Preis: 35,00 Euros

Edition: ONE SOLD of 15, Size/Größe: 10 cm x 10 cm, Lambda Print Fuji Crystal DP II on aludibond under acryl, Price/Preis: 35,00 Euros

Edition: ONE SOLD of 15, Size/Größe: 10 cm x 10 cm, Lambda Print Fuji Crystal DP II on aludibond under acryl, Price/Preis: 35,00 Euros

Edition: No 1 of 15, Size/Größe: 10 cm x 10 cm, Lambda Print Fuji Crystal DP II on aludibond under acryl, Price/Preis: 35,00 Euros

Edition: No 1 of 15, Size/Größe: 10 cm x 10 cm, Lambda Print Fuji Crystal DP II on aludibond under acryl, Price/Preis: 35,00 Euros

Edition: ONE SOLD of 15, Size/Größe: 10 cm x 10 cm, Lambda Print Fuji Crystal DP II on aludibond under acryl, Price/Preis: 35,00 Euros

Edition: No 1 of 15, Size/Größe: 10 cm x 10 cm, Lambda Print Fuji Crystal DP II on aludibond under acryl, Price/Preis: 35,00 Euros

Edition: No 1 of 15, Size/Größe: 10 cm x 10 cm, Lambda Print Fuji Crystal DP II on aludibond under acryl, Price/Preis: 35,00 Euros

Edition: No 1 of 15, Size/Größe: 10 cm x 10 cm, Lambda Print Fuji Crystal DP II on aludibond under acryl, Price/Preis: 35,00 Euros

Edition: ONE SOLD 1 of 15, Size/Größe: 10 cm x 10 cm, Lambda Print Fuji Crystal DP II on aludibond under acryl, Price/Preis: 35,00 Euros

Edition: No 1 of 15, Size/Größe: 10 cm x 10 cm, Lambda Print Fuji Crystal DP II on aludibond under acryl, Price/Preis: 35,00 Euros

Edition: No 1 of 15, Size/Größe: 10 cm x 10 cm, Lambda Print Fuji Crystal DP II on aludibond under acryl, Price/Preis: 35,00 Euros

Edition: No 1 of 15, Size/Größe: 10 cm x 10 cm, Lambda Print Fuji Crystal DP II on aludibond under acryl, Price/Preis: 35,00 Euros

Edition: No 1 of 15, Size/Größe: 10 cm x 10 cm, Lambda Print Fuji Crystal DP II on aludibond under acryl, Price/Preis: 35,00 Euros

Edition: No 1 of 15, Size/Größe: 10 cm x 10 cm, Lambda Print Fuji Crystal DP II on aludibond under acryl, Price/Preis: 35,00 Euros

Edition: ONE SOLD of 15, Size/Größe: 10 cm x 10 cm, Lambda Print Fuji Crystal DP II on aludibond under acryl, Price/Preis: 35,00 Euros

Edition: No 1 of 15, Size/Größe: 10 cm x 10 cm, Lambda Print Fuji Crystal DP II on aludibond under acryl, Price/Preis: 35,00 Euro

Edition: No 1 of 15, Size/Größe: 10 cm x 10 cm, Lambda Print Fuji Crystal DP II on aludibond under acryl, Price/Preis: 35,00 Euros

 

Claudia Exhibition in Seville

Also available as set of nine (of any combination) for only 295,00 Euros. Auch als 9-Set (jeder Kombination) erhältlich, für nur 295,00 Euros.

International Women’s Day 2019 in Seville, Spain

❤️❤️❤️ Thousands of women and men took to the streets on the evening of the 8th March 2019 to celebrate International Women’s Day and to demand equal rights for all. If you would like to license my photos please get in touch with me info@claudiawiens.com ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️#womensday #internationalwomensday #seville #spain #weltfrauentag #spanien #sevilla #lucha

Spain, Seville: Thousands of women and men participate in the demonstration for International Women’s Day 2019.
Spain, Seville: Thousands of women and men participate in the demonstration for International Women’s Day 2019.
Spain, Seville: Thousands of women and men participate in the demonstration for International Women’s Day 2019.
Spain, Seville: Thousands of women and men participate in the demonstration for International Women’s Day 2019.
Spain, Seville: Thousands of women and men participate in the demonstration for International Women’s Day 2019.
Spain, Seville: Thousands of women and men participate in the demonstration for International Women’s Day 2019.
Spain, Seville: Thousands of women and men participate in the demonstration for International Women’s Day 2019.
Spain, Seville: Thousands of women and men participate in the demonstration for International Women’s Day 2019.
Spain, Seville: Thousands of women and men participate in the demonstration for International Women’s Day 2019.
Spain, Seville: Thousands of women and men participate in the demonstration for International Women’s Day 2019.
Spain, Seville: Thousands of women and men participate in the demonstration for International Women’s Day 2019.
Spain, Seville: Thousands of women and men participate in the demonstration for International Women’s Day 2019.
Spain, Seville: Thousands of women and men participate in the demonstration for International Women’s Day 2019.
Spain, Seville: Thousands of women and men participate in the demonstration for International Women’s Day 2019.
Spain, Seville: Thousands of women and men participate in the demonstration for International Women’s Day 2019.
Spain, Seville: Thousands of women and men participate in the demonstration for International Women’s Day 2019.
Spain, Seville: Thousands of women and men participate in the demonstration for International Women’s Day 2019.

Iceland’s Landscapes in Winter I Islands Landschaften im Winter

Iceland’s landscapes are majestic, often dramatic and most of the time quite poetic. As most of my other photos you can acquire these as limited edition fine art prints. Please contact me for available sizes. More photos on my website ICELANDIC LANDSCAPES

ICELAND: Somewhere in the Golden Circle. Endless snow desert.

ICELAND: Tourist attraction Blue Lagoon, a hot geothermal swimming pool surrounded by lava stones. The water supposedly has healing powers.

ICELAND: Tourist attraction Blue Lagoon, a hot geothermal swimming pool surrounded by lava stones. The water supposedly has healing powers.

ICELAND: Silfra is a rift formed in the divergent tectonic boundary between the North American and Eurasian plates and is located in the Þingvallavatn Lake in the Þingvellir National Park in Iceland.

ICELAND: Silfra is a rift formed in the divergent tectonic boundary between the North American and Eurasian plates and is located in the Þingvallavatn Lake in the Þingvellir National Park in Iceland.

ICELAND: Silfra is a rift formed in the divergent tectonic boundary between the North American and Eurasian plates and is located in the Þingvallavatn Lake in the Þingvellir National Park in Iceland.

ICELAND: Silfra is a rift formed in the divergent tectonic boundary between the North American and Eurasian plates and is located in the Þingvallavatn Lake in the Þingvellir National Park in Iceland.

ICELAND: Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall) is an iconic waterfall of Iceland offering a spectacular view of the forces and beauty of untouched nature. Gullfoss is part of the Golden Circle tour, located in South Iceland on the Hvítá (White) river which is fed by Iceland´s second biggest glacier, the Langjökull. The water plummets down 32 meters in two stages into a rugged canyon which walls reach up to 70 meters in height.

ICELAND: Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall) is an iconic waterfall of Iceland offering a spectacular view of the forces and beauty of untouched nature. Gullfoss is part of the Golden Circle tour, located in South Iceland on the Hvítá (White) river which is fed by Iceland´s second biggest glacier, the Langjökull. The water plummets down 32 meters in two stages into a rugged canyon which walls reach up to 70 meters in height.

ICELAND: Geysir is a famous hot spring in the geothermal area of Haukadalur Valley, found in south-west Iceland. Though Geysir itself is rarely active these days, Haukadalur Valley boasts a plethora of hot springs and geysers, including the powerful Strokkur, Smiður and Litli-Strokkur.
Strokkur is, arguably, the country’s most famous hot spring, shooting vast jets of boiling water from 20 metres (65 feet) up to 40 metres (130 feet) high. Don’t worry about missing this incredible spectacle of nature, as Strokkur erupts every five to ten minutes.

ICELAND: Geysir is a famous hot spring in the geothermal area of Haukadalur Valley, found in south-west Iceland. Though Geysir itself is rarely active these days, Haukadalur Valley boasts a plethora of hot springs and geysers, including the powerful Strokkur, Smiður and Litli-Strokkur.
Strokkur is, arguably, the country’s most famous hot spring, shooting vast jets of boiling water from 20 metres (65 feet) up to 40 metres (130 feet) high. Don’t worry about missing this incredible spectacle of nature, as Strokkur erupts every five to ten minutes.

ICELAND: Silfra is a rift formed in the divergent tectonic boundary between the North American and Eurasian plates and is located in the Þingvallavatn Lake in the Þingvellir National Park in Iceland.

ICELAND: Silfra is a rift formed in the divergent tectonic boundary between the North American and Eurasian plates and is located in the Þingvallavatn Lake in the Þingvellir National Park in Iceland.

ICELAND: Silfra is a rift formed in the divergent tectonic boundary between the North American and Eurasian plates and is located in the Þingvallavatn Lake in the Þingvellir National Park in Iceland.

ICELAND: Silfra is a rift formed in the divergent tectonic boundary between the North American and Eurasian plates and is located in the Þingvallavatn Lake in the Þingvellir National Park in Iceland.

ICELAND: Silfra is a rift formed in the divergent tectonic boundary between the North American and Eurasian plates and is located in the Þingvallavatn Lake in the Þingvellir National Park in Iceland.

ICELAND: Silfra is a rift formed in the divergent tectonic boundary between the North American and Eurasian plates and is located in the Þingvallavatn Lake in the Þingvellir National Park in Iceland.

KALENDER / CALENDAR 2019

Auch für 2019 gibt es viele meiner Fotos erhältlich in schönen Kalendern in Größen von A2 – A5, und auch als praktischen Familienplaner. Erhältlich in allen üblichen online shops aber natürlich auch über jede Buchhandlung zu beziehen. Unterstützt Buchgeschäfte! Ansehen könnt ihr euch die Kalender hier https://www.calvendo.de/galerie/autor/claudia-wiens/?

Photography, Yoga, Meditation and Sound – A Photography Workshop only for Women

1000 years of Arab rule left beautiful traces in Seville. Join me with your camera in my photography-yoga-workshop and I will introduce you to Seville’s visual richness. 2nd – 6th Oct 2018. RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!!! Only few places left. https://www.claudiawiens.com/workshops/seville-2018-only-for-women/

Seville is a gem for photographers. You can find really quirky architecture leftover from the EXPO 1992, old tradition buidings, Arab style remnants, lively markets, beautiful parks. And it has this really special light that intensifies colours or gives them a certain glow.

The Universal Exposition of Seville (Expo ’92) took place from Monday, April 20 to Monday, October 12, 1992 on La Isla de La Cartuja (Cartuja Island), Seville, Spain. The theme for the Expo was “The Age of Discovery” and over 100 countries were represented. Expo’92 was organized to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus (1492-1992). Expo’92 Seville was widely known for its massive site, held at the Isla de la Cartuja, reputed site of reference for Columbus for his voyage to the New World, and required at least several days to visit most of the Pavilions. It was also known for its numerous spectacular gates and bridges, and the diversity of transport within the Expo site from bus to ferry boat, to cable car and monorail. It also gave an impressive architectural tour of the world, with many countries vying for the position of the most inventive or creative Pavilion structure – outstanding amongst these was the Pavilion of Japan – the world’s largest wooden structure, the Pavilion of Morocco, a re-creation of a Moroccan Palace-Mansion, and the modernistic cube and sphere of the flagship Spanish Pavilion, to name a few. The most popular pavilions with visitors were those of Spain and Canada.

What? Photography workshop in which we use yoga, meditation and sound as tools to set creative processes in motion, to create ideal conditions for inspiration and to train our visual perception.

For whom? Passionate photographers who want to expand their photography skills and increase their creativity. Previous yoga experience or meditation skills are not required. Basic knowledge of photography and knowledge of handling your own camera is necessary.

Where? Seville, Andalusia, Spain.

When? From 2nd to 6th October 2018.

How much? 490,00 € (accommodation and flight are not included).

To bring with you: Own camera, tripod (if available), laptop with photo-editing software, yoga mat, comfortable clothes.

https://www.claudiawiens.com/workshops/seville-2018-only-for-women/