I was so shy. I found myself that day, when I grabbed a pencil and started drawing a turtle - such a pretentious subject for a five-year-old girl, I know. In a while, the damage was done. I got the ticket for a one-way trip to a parallel universe, made of unicorns, fairies and monsters. Then they gave me a camera. It took time to reconcile my two biggest passions, but somehow I made it.
I think all my photoillustrations - I like to call them - are firstly a personal need to melt in a tangible way the real world and the imagination's one. Putting in real life and around the people I love what we don't see, but what actually could be seen by everyone, using a different point of view.
So, I started my mission at school, studying photography, with "City Tales" - a project in which I just wanted to fight city boredom: it was the best way I could represent it.
And then was my family's turn, with "Dad, you are my favourite superhero" project. I love how he loved to be part of it, I'm so proud, he was like acting as a comic's character at anytime.
After these two big steps, I decided to follow this path and started experimenting this technique with other works, for example "Subcutaneous"
or the tarot's project where I used my poor friends as models, called "Major Arcana"
and the last-but-not-least "Oceanographies", a collaboration with an awesome friend and photographer, Luca Broglia (check him out!). This time, I drew flying marine creatures on Luca's shots as big kites connected to human figures between thin wires, a sort of metaphor of the abyss that's inside of us.
Now I've just turned 23, and I'm totally focused on improving my skills, studying illustration in Milan. And yes, I'm still shy - but a little less than before.