12th BIG BERRY Mastermind 2018: Šarunas Kvietkus
On Saturday, 18th of August, we held our Photography day, a contest to hail the beauties of Bela krajina. We received many amazing pictures and also had a special Mastermind session by one of our BB Berries: Šarunas Kvietkus. He held a presentation and workshop about alternative photography.
‘’Photography changes the idea, mind, vision. You will learn some technical parts, but that’s only a small piece.’’
Even though Šarunas is still a student, he came to our awesome BIG BERRY resort to help us out with his knowledge in photography and use this experience to evolve as a photographer, but also as a person. The reason why he fell in love with photography is truly encouraging. He explained how every single photo presents a memory that you can carry with you forever. A specific time, space and life in that space all explain the depth in a single picture. Šarunas sees his life as a collection of his pictures, as an album that he will cherish if it gets big. That’s why he wants to visit many places, meet new people and experience different cultures. We are very happy that he joined our BB Team this summer.
We spent a sunny Saturday afternoon enjoying all the beautiful photos showing Bela krajina and highly anticipated Šarunas’ Mastermind session. He presented to us a type of photographic printing called Cyanotype which produces a blue print. This kind of procedure was discovered in the first half of the 19th century and numerous contemporary artists employ the cyanotype process in their art. He showed us different examples of this print and we couldn’t wait to make our own Cyanotype art!
‘’Every little aspect of the picture, every corner, process of making the picture. It all makes the whole story. ‘’
We were pretty excited to make our unique prints and we made them special by using leafs from our BIG BERRY resort. During the BB Mastermind workshop we took a walk and picked a variety of leaves in order to place them on a blueprint surface. The leaves are then pushed in between the blueprint and glass. In order to create the Cyanotype print, our masterpieces then enjoyed a short sunbath and a shower afterwards. We were amazed by the different prints we created and felt like real artists afterwards.
BIG BERRY is looking forward to welcome its 13th Mastermind of the 2018 season, GIG Coworking!