I wanted female presences within my portfolio and Giuseppe Lo Schiavo, an artist contacted and portrayed, introduced me to Paola.
A young and determined girl who loves to create fragments of herself invented, but also inspired by people she knows. In her works, which have the woman as the absolute protagonist, she tells of her fantastic world that refers to nature and ancient art at the same time.
I chose to photograph her at the MBA Making Beauty Academy in Milan where female students placed themselves at my complete disposal.
What I wanted was to create a photo capable of representing Paola in her dichotomous relationship with her female characters. Two faces of the artist in one body and mind.
It was a very demanding photographic session whose result fully met my expectations. Paola was the first female artist portrayed for this project followed by Sigrid and Gaia.
As a woman I was very pleased to share the details of the shooting such as the choice of outfit and makeup, which is more difficult to achieve with the male universe.
For a few moments I felt like I was living in a scene from Fellini's film The City of Women, but this is part of the fluidity of my thoughts when I'm busy shooting.
Print Size: cm 64,3 x 48,2 - inches 25,3 x 19
Sara has been dedicating herself to photography and photographic calligraphy since 2006. She matured the artistic matrix from her father, musician and composer, who led her to explore not only the world of theater, to which she dedicated herself for several years both as an interpreter as a stage photographer, but also of music, studying classical music theory and playing bass for several years, as well as cinema, influenced by the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia where her father worked as a sound engineer.
In addition to the various courses on photographic techniques and workshops dedicated to travel reportage, he attended the training promoted by the MoMA on photography as a means of individual artistic expression, as a technique for exploring and documenting the reality as well as a tool for communication and criticism of society and our culture. Subsequently, driven by an interest in history that draws on photojournalism as a primary source, she followed the course on the use of images, films and their historical interpretation in the 20th century with the University of London & Royal Holloway.
Among the activities followed, Sara has curated various photographic backstage works, the last of these at the Macro Museum in Rome. After having increased her knowledge, she has also matured her style thanks to the continuous and daily training of the artist Alessandro Bavari.
United by photography as an expression of art, as well as by their personal bond, together they created the book Kill the Covid! a rural horror photographic mockumentary set in Italy, faithful to their artistic, visionary and provocative style.
The photographic choice oriented towards Reportage and Street Photography, features strictly black and white calligraphy. Inspired by the language of the Hungarian director Béla Tarr, Sara Aliscioni offers images made of symbolism, drama and poetry in an objective but at the same time sentimental interpretation, describing the harsh reality that sees man at its center in familiar and everyday contexts. The common thread is always the search for beauty even when what surrounds the subject is decadent, dark and forgotten.
MBA Making Beauty Academy, Milano, Italy
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