“Idohvgi” (E-do-hõ-ghee) – ‘Presence’ in Cheerokie Language.
The project is a realization, a visualization of an olfactory experience, which I tried to recreate from my head when, unfortunately, for the first and last time I could feel it.
Idohvgi is a niche fragrance, created on the basis of rare and valuable Oudh essential oils. There are also notes of conifers.
The specific energy of the fragrance emerges a Shamaness from the coniferous forest, surrounded by clouds of smoke of the burned pine. In the background, the war song is played by drums and the history begins. The Shamaness, who wields the powers of ghosts, cover herself in war paints and performs a ritual that saturates the warriors with strength and courage. The shamaness in her dream, visits the warriors and their enemies, in order to help and encourage them, and to spread fear inside the foes, so they remain unable to fight.
The fires burn aggressively and burn out the wood thrown in. The flames go out, throwing clouds of smoke into the sky.
Warriors set off to war. The Shamaness marks them with holy symbols.
Drums are rumbling their baleful rhythm to the enemies.
Made using Analogue – Medium Format Pentacon Six; Kodak Portra 400.
Model: Anita Bała
MUA: Amaranth Make-Up
“Idohvgi” (czyt. I-do-hõ-gi) – po Czirokesku – ‘Obecność’.
Projekt jest urzeczywistnieniem, wizualizacją doznania olfaktorycznego, który starałem się odtworzyć z głowy, kiedy po raz pierwszy i ostatni – niestety – mogłem go poczuć.