Autumn as a second spring

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Albert Camus

Model: Virginia Tozzi

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Secret garden

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in – what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.” Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
From a visit to the Botanic gardens of Oxford with my Lomo Instant.

©2017 Flavia Catena

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Dreamless

I am stuck under my dreams, so down that I cannot even see them, as I used before, so far in time that I cannot touch them when they fly before my eyes. It is still night when the sun rises. Behind the eyelids a shadow swings and guides my body ahead.

©2017 Flavia Catena

Model: Mariarita A.

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Hula hoops

“Making up for lost time?”
“Yes,” I say.
“A lot of things were stolen from my childhood. Lots of important things. And now I have to get them back.” Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the shore

Thanks a lot to Amy Hunter for modelling again for me, and for wearing two beautiful pinafores she designed and made!

©2016 Flavia Catena

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Ophelia on the grass

“Heaven! Love! Freedom! What a dream, oh poor crazed Girl!
You melted to him as snow does to a fire;
Your great visions strangled your words
– And fearful Infinity terrified your blue eye!”, from Ophelia by Arthur Rimbaud.

Model: Liana VL

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Similarities

There are similarities between the human heart and what is part of the nature that are only visible to the mind when it stops to think and it starts to feel.

Thanks to Megan for being a great model!

©2015 Flavia Catena

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Frozen garden

An improvised and last minute post! I still can’t believe it is snowing here in Sicily, just one mile away from the beach. I was so excited this morning when I saw the snow falling down to the ground from a transparent sky, that I could not stay in bed, and despite the cold and my unsuitable outfit, I went out to take a few pictures. What a magic end of the year!

©2014 Flavia Catena

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The first winter blossom

These photos patiently waited for some months in a folder of my computer, so now I am extremely happy to share them with you. I have to thank Rosanna, my model: she was a great professional and a brave girl (I remember how cold was that day!), and I also want to thank Oxford, its beautiful parks, the flowers of its fields and the silent grace of its light. It was my first spring in England and I fell in love with it!

©2014 Flavia Catena

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Un immenso campo fiorito

A lot of flowered fields are adorning the English countryside these days! How could I stay away from them? Here are some photos I took two weeks ago to the lovely Hannah Zainuddn, as a conclusion of our photo shoot on the Thames bank (see the previous post). Feel yourself absorbed in this yellow light!

©2014 Flavia Catena

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