Nadja Wohlleben

Photographer
     
Lotus Flower
Location: Berlin, Germany
Nationality: German
Biography: NADJA WOHLLEBEN   is an independent photojournalist and documentary photographer based in Berlin, Germany. In her work, she focusses on stories of resilience in the feminine human landscape. Nadja is specifically interested in stories about... MORE
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Lotus Flower
Copyright Nadja Wohlleben 2022
Date of Work Mar 2020 - Ongoing
Updated Jan 2022
Location Berlin, Germany
Topics Corona, Covid-19, Documentary, Editorial, Emotion, Love, Motherhood, Pandemics, Personal Projects, Photography, Portraiture, Relationships, Spotlight
Lotus Flower
(2020 - work in progress)

 
Lotus Flower is an intimate self-portrait project, showing my partner and I between togetherness and isolation during the COVID-19 lockdown in Germany. Within the stillness of quarantine, I found myself oscillating between a calming sense of inner peace, and a paralysing feeling of anxiety. Hopes and fears were fluctuating constantly. During these uncertain and frightening times, I found shelter and refuge in my partner’s embrace. Photographing us became a self-therapy, that helped me deal with the heaviness of the unprecedented situation.

A few days before the second national lockdown in Germany, I found out that I was pregnant with my first child. Amidst the uncertainty of the New Normal that the COVID-19 pandemic created, the only constant is the love for our daughter. She is the Lotus Flower that rose from the toughest environment, a ray of light and hope during times of death.
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