Anima Animus: The Genesis (or how I shot a lot just to find out what I was meant to do)

Rory02

It’s been almost a year since I last wrote on this blog, I’m clearly not getting any better at keeping it updated.

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Updates on a new long term project about gender and the research that went into it

I can’t believe how rubbish I’ve been at keeping this blog updated. Since my last post in June 2012 (!!!) so many things have happened that I’m struggling to know where to start….I feel like I’ve been talking way too much already about what I’m just about to say, but here you go:

I was extremely lucky to have my work online noticed by an Italian curator working in France who commissioned me a new series of photographs for my first solo exhibition.

FRANKIE

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Testing with two twins

Recently I had the opportunity to fulfill a little photographic dream of mine: taking pictures of identical twins.

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Taking Pictures of Strangers

Vincent Marino (photographed for 1883 magazine)

I’ve always been fascinated by people and people watching has been a favourite pastime of mine since I can remember.
On the other hand, I’m a tad socially awkward and I find quite hard to approach people who I don’t know.
Recently I’ve finally (partly) overcome my awkwardness in approaching strangers and I’ve started asking more and more people  on the street if I can take their picture.

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The Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg

During my stay in Saint Petersburg, I spent many hours at the Russian museum and it was an incredible experience.
I felt deeply inspired by Russian art, I was totally in awe and I felt compelled to take several pictures of most of the large paintings of the collection.

While I was shooting picture after picture, I kept framing little details out of big canvases, distorting them and using shallow depth of field to isolate them from the bigger picture. I’m not sure why I did it, but it was quite an interesting experiment.

 

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