Another life

The past never stops to grow up inside, to scream, to put its echoes in people’s minds. It is heavy; it stays attached to the hair, pulling it badly. Searching for another life, the cut is often a necessity.

Model: Dovile C.

©2015 Flavia Catena

Scissors_01Scissors_02Scissor_04Scissor_05Scissor_03Scissors_06Scissors_08Scissors_15Scissors_07Scissors_14Scissors_16Scissors_10Scissors_09Scissors_11Scissors_13Scissors_12

In my English garden

I took these photos some weeks ago. Anna, the model, was leaving England and I thought it would have been great to have a photo-shoot at her home. The wind was blowing and the sun close to set. I found the garden smelling of a perfect nostalgic atmosphere. I simply followed the inspiration of the moment, thinking about my life and the houses I used to live in. I always had a garden, a wild field, or a park where to hide, read, think, and enjoy the sound of the hours. I am thinking about it now – as writing this post is waking my memories up – that it’s a long time I don’t hear cicadas singing all day long. My old room, in Sicily, must resound of their songs right now.

Model: Anna Luiza Markowska

DSC_1753-1

DSC_1892-1

DSC_1895-1 copy

DSC_1949-1rimp

DSC_1952-1rim

DSC_1965-1rim

DSC_2001-1 copy

DSC_2035-1

DSC_2060-1rimp

DSC_2067-1 copy

DSC_2076-1rimp

Irma

She was walking on a silent path, in the forest. Spring still looked so far from there. Arid bushes, bare trees; a thorn hunted her hand as she tried to pick a blossom up from a branch. The light of the clouds made her eyes almost cry, and yet it was close to rain. When the wind raised and everything around started to shake and swing, she stopped for a moment. There were rabbits running to their burrows, birds flying to their high builded nests; she looked at them and smiled. It was the time to take a breath and to wait for the end of the storm.

Thanks a lot to my model Irma Benitez.

©2015 Flavia Catena

DSC_8029-1

DSC_8027-1

DSC_7972-1

DSC_8039-1

DSC_8063-1

DSC_8077-1rimp

DSC_8093-1

DSC_8268-1

DSC_8257-1

DSC_8173-1

DSC_8162-1

Skin – Portraits of Andra

Soft skin, natural light, subtle colors, and silent emotions. Thanks to Andra for being such a lovely model and thanks to the improvised location too, as I discovered new ways to use the light and to talk with it.

Model: Andra Chizeveter

©2014 Flavia Catena

DSC_4666-1web

DSC_4667-1web

DSC_4650-1webDSC_4561-1web

DSC_4580-1webDSC_4605-1web