Artist Talk: The Intimate Gaze
Leaping from my new book EMBODY and the past fourteen years of photographing a thousand women of all ages, stages and types, I speak about the therapeutic potential of photography and the liberating or limiting power of our gaze. I invite you behind-the-scenes of my photographic work and creative process and how this has influenced me as an artist and woman. I examine the light and shadow in the female psyche, mind and body, and talk about the motives and images that emerge when women are free to explore and express their bodies, eroticism, and value - on their own terms.
Themes: the personal portrait, the camera as catalyst for change, the culture's gaze, the art of seeing, difference between seducing and witnessing, the inner and outer images, the battle about and inside the female body, liberation and the path to inner freedom, reclaiming the body and sensuality, the power-free and non-judgemental meeting as foundation for new discoveries and healing. Etc. Etc
In my talk, I draw from my books, work and life experiences in different cultures and careers, I talk about the art of seeing, the way of embodiment and how to find more inner and outer freedom from the consensus culture that's squeeze our bodies and psyches into too tight corsets. My talks are intimate, inspiring, liberation, rich in story, wanderlust and anecdotes from the creative life. I promise to get up close and under your skin with what's vital and important for us as humans.
The talk can be 60 min or 2 x 45 min.
The talk is relevant for women, men, photographers, creatives, professional, all ages, above 15.
My talk can be tailored to your group, book club, organization, panel and conference and salon.
Host a Private Salon
Inspired to host a private salon for your friends, group or organization? The experience will be intimate and interactive. I'll give a brief introduction, after which questions are welcome, we share and discuss and explore themes of relevance together. We tailor the event to your group, ideas and desires. A salon is 2.5 hours. Get in touch and let us create a magical and meaningful event for you.
+45 5031 7105
With honestly, courage, and an artistic drive few of us behold, Lone Morch shares her eye into the inner world of women and sees their truth sometimes before they do! She talk about the creative process and the ins and outs of the path to publishing and launching a book. As the curator at TheHivery.com's Writer's Circle in California, I would highly recommend inviting Ms. Morch to speak to your audience. - Thais Nye Derich // Author of Second Chance // Speaker on Invisible Choice // Make an Impact Book Program
Lone's message to the world is conveyed not only through her astounding photographs but through her potent and fluid speech. She has a natural ease and authenticity that is riveting, and catapults us into a level of disengagement with old worn out paradigms and into an embrace with a new , liberated and more expansive vison. - Justine Prestwich, The Bindery, San Francisco, 2018.
Lone Morch is a gifted speaker. She engages with her audience on multiple levels simultaneously: intellectually, philosophically, artistically, and practically while infusing abundant humor and humanity throughout. - Margot Duane, photographer, the Book Passage, Corte Madera, May 2018
Fotografisk Center invited Lone Mørch to present her new book and photographic work with women. The talk focused on the personal portrait and cast light onto how art photography and the right approach can create a creatively liberating space in which space and model and photography together can call forth new, meaningful expressions - portraits that shows the women as she is and want to be seen. Lone engaged the audience in a intimate and lively dialogue, that gave both the photographer and the interested audience something to think about. I highly recommend Lone as a speaker. Her book Embody and the project is is based upon is an important support to women's liberation and self-portraiture, and Lone is a great and inspiring communicator. - Freja Gyldenstrøm, curator assistent
Best talk of the year that made a difference was with Cand. Scient. Adm. Lone Mørch. She spoke about the inner and outer journey to freedom through Europe, Asia and America. We learned about a life that has given her a deep sense of personal freedom and understanding of culture’s influence on female identity. She held our attention for two hours, and we were taken by her gentle ways of talking about life in Tibet, cultural difference between countries, and her Danish identity she couldn’t escape. Though her life has been built on blood, sweat and tears, she stands as a joyous, radiant person who believes in and is at peace with herself. Lone gave us an experience and insights into her fine and strong opinions about the many facets of life. The talk directs itself to two generations, men and women. It was an afternoon where life attains new meaning; I wasn’t the same after it. –Karen Pihlkjær, Director of Folkevirke Vesthimmerland, Farsø Hotel, Feb. 2015
Lone oozes the divine feminine. She had the entire audience enraptured, young and old, male and female, each lapping up her delicious tale of wanderlust and longing. - Jayme Moye, adventure journalist, named the “Travel Writer of 2014” by North American Travel Journalists Association. Tantalizing Travel Tales, Mill Valley Public Library, USA Nov. 2015
Lone Mørch speaks about finding women's inner self and soul before the camera in a passionate and touching way and how women in all ages and stages can reclaim their body, power and sensuality. - Tanja Fievé Eskesen, Women's Week, Horsens ByTorv, May 2016
Lone visited us for our Women’s Week in Horsens. Her open and honest talk about her experience of photographing women from around the world was deeply fascinating. It was thrilling to hear about the women’s, their stories, and then see it expressed in beautiful, authentic photos. The journey Lone begins with each women proved rewarding and transcendent, for both Lone, the women and us who were invited along to listen and see. To dare take the leap and be seen, by Lone, by oneself, was a real eye-opener. A lovely, life affirming and beautiful Talk and presentation. - Birgit Fogh Kofoed, Horsens May 2016
Lone Mørch inspires and invites us to see the beauty, the nuanced and the not-yet-seen with her talk “Woman, See Your Self!” She’s an authentic, intimate and lively speaker. With photos and words she places women and women’s self-images in a new motivating light. - KvindeCirklen by Amanda Lagoni and Mie Molkte, Soulhouse, Copenhagen, April 2016
Lone is not just a photographer, she’s an artist with a big mission: she wants to liberate people from the artificial layers we hide behind. She made an extraordinary body of work with her wonderful, profound and sensual book, Embody. And she is a woman worth following: she will undoubtedly continue to surprise us, show us, remind us and love us with her camera, her words, her energy and wisdom. I had the privilege to work with her, and I’m only beginning to understand the impact a creative playdate with her has. My warmest recommendations. - Kirsten Stendevad author, speaker and 21st century leadership mentor.