Yebeen – A test shoot at the Barbican centre

“Turn, turn, my wheel! All things must change
To something new, to something strange;
Nothing that is can pause or stay;
The moon will wax, the moon will wane,
The mist and cloud will turn to rain,
The rain to mist and cloud again,
To-morrow be to-day.” Kéramos, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Thanks to the lovely model Yebeen, from Elite, and to Floor, who is with Yebeen in the last picture of this selection.

©2018 Flavia Catena

DSC_0554riDSC_0558riDSC_0560riDSC_0567riDSC_0651riDSC_0656riDSC_0664riDSC_0669riDSC_0689riDSC_0724riDSC_0736riDSC_0727riDSC_0744riDSC_0747riDSC_2718riDSC_2724riDSC_2726riDSC_2754riDSC_2752riDSC_2840riDSC_2854ri

Advertisements

The sky’s daughter

“They say the sky is the same everywhere. Travellers, the shipwrecked, exiles, and the dying draw comfort from the thought, and no doubt if you are of a mystical tendency, consolation, and even explanation, shower down from the unbroken surface.” Virginia Woolf, Jacob’s Room

A fashion story I have worked on in collaboration with model Natasha Samsara, stylist LadyHunterxo and hair and make up artist Laura Onea. Really in love with these photos!

©2018 Flavia Catena

Sky_01Sky_02_2Sky_02DSC_8803riDSC_8816ri.jpgDSC_9005riSky_03Sky_04Sky_05Sky_06Sky_07DSC_9168ro.jpgSky_08Sky_09Sky_10DSC_9354ri.jpgSky_11Sky_12Sky_13Sky_14

Here come the colours

Back to the first days of spring, with this series about colours, youth, joy. I believe this sentence by Kahlil Gibran describes very well the idea behind it: “Let me, O let me bathe my soul in colours; let me swallow the sunset and drink the rainbow”.

A big thank to my talented and patient girls (you could not see that from the pictures, but it was extremely cold!), Marianna Saver (model), Anne Aurelie Pillet (stylist), Kayleigh Keen (make up artist).

©2018 Flavia Catena

DSC_2787riDSC_2872riDSC_2892riDSC_2887riDSC_2947riDSC_3120riDSC_3160riDSC_3250riDSC_3272riDSC_3289riDSC_3378riDSC_3383riDSC_3408ri

 

Nadia – Test shoot in London

Portraits from a test shoot with the sweet Nadia Boiko, from D1 Models.

Make up: Kayleigh Keen

Nadia_01Nadia_04Nadia_02Nadia_03Nadia_06Nadia_14Nadia_15Nadia_17Nadia_16Nadia_08Nadia_10Nadia_12Nadia_11Nadia_13

 

 

My sweet girl

“Pan, who and what art thou?” he cried huskily.
“I’m youth, I’m joy,” Peter answered at a venture, “I’m a little bird that has broken out of the egg.” J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan

From a photo-shoot – the last one I still had to share from 2017 – about youth and school memories with model Iman Assaber, stylist Alessandra Bertoni, and make up artist Micaela Congia. Thanks to my great Italian team for the job done!

@2017 Flavia Catena

MySweetGirl_01MySweetGirl_02MySweetGirl_03MySweetGirl_04MySweetGirl_05MySweetGirl_06MySweetGirl_07MySweetGirl_08MySweetGirl_09MySweetGirl_10MySweetGirl_11MySweetGirl_12MySweetGirl_13MySweetGirl_14MySweetGirl_15MySweetGirl_16MySweetGirl_17

 

Two souls

Listen to the sound that comes from my soul when it meets the sun at dawn. Your soul echoes just like mine; they both have the same coloured dresses, the same shades. Whether our hands do not touch each other’s faces, whether our voices do not reach each other’s ears, our souls whisper in the distance, and we dance and live together.

From a fashion story in collaboration with Polina Schadauer-Povarich, creator and founder of Polosophia. Models: Hjordis Lara Hlidberg and Suzannah Gilburt. Make up: Micaela Congia.

©2017 Flavia Catena

TwoSouls_01TwoSouls_02TwoSouls_03TwoSouls_04TwoSouls_05TwoSouls_06TwoSouls_07TwoSouls_08TwoSouls_09TwoSouls_10TwoSouls_11TwoSouls_12TwoSouls_16TwoSouls_13TwoSouls_15TwoSouls_17TwoSouls_14TwoSouls_18TwoSouls_19TwoSouls_20TwoSouls_21TwoSouls_23TwoSouls_22

Heather

“In a world that grows more and more rigid, industrialised and concrete-paved every day, the sight of a sunny field teeming with wildflowers can almost feel like something from a fairy tale.”

These are the words that introduce my fashion story “Heather”, published on Whim Online Magazine, and that entirely describe what I felt that day in August, while shooting in those beautiful summer fields in Buckinghamshire. It seemed like to be back in a glorious romantic past and so far from the modern world that for a moment being lost sounded like a new exciting adventure.

Thanks a lot to my beautiful model/stylist and make up artist Martina Sukupova Davidson, and again to Whim Magazine! Here is the published photo-shoot: http://www.whimmagazine.com/2017/10/photoshoot-heather-flavia-catena/

©2017 Flavia Catena

FlaviaCatena_01FlaviaCatena_02FlaviaCatena_03FlaviaCatena_04FlaviaCatena_05FlaviaCatena_06FlaviaCatena_07FlaviaCatena_08FlaviaCatena_09FlaviaCatena_10FlaviaCatena_11

Dove una spiaggia e uno scivolo

“Quando il bambino era bambino,
non sapeva di essere un bambino,
per lui tutto aveva un’anima
e tutte le anime erano un tutt’uno.” dalla poesia Elogio dell’infanzia di Peter Handke

Model: Virginia Tozzi, wearing Zara

dsc_6827ridsc_6807ridsc_6817ridsc_6864ridsc_6868ridsc_6871ridsc_6886ridsc_6884ridsc_6933ridsc_6963ridsc_7060ridsc_7079ridsc_7105ridsc_7127ridsc_7176ridsc_7179ridsc_7186ri

Hanna – Rhythm and harmony at the Barbican

Hanna Hughes is an amazing contemporary dancer and a very sweet girl. I had an inspiring photo-session with her last month at the Barbican centre, in London. I found beauty in every movement she did, and I loved the way poses blended together with buildings’ lines to compose intriguining images. So thanks again to Hanna and to the fascinating city of London which always helps me to create and to dream of something new!

©2016 Flavia Catena

dsc_7787ridsc_7800ridsc_7822ridsc_7841ridsc_7851ridsc_7864ridsc_7876ridsc_7882riDSC_7920r.jpgdsc_7931ridsc_7905ridsc_8019riDSC_8026ri.jpgdsc_8038ridsc_8055rdsc_8063ridsc_8081ridsc_8096ridsc_8104ridsc_8130ridsc_8136rdsc_8167ridsc_8183rdsc_8193ridsc_8206ridsc_8218ridsc_8222ri

Geometries

When I feel restless, when my days run too fast and I have not enough time to dream and to live, I look for a place and a though where everything may return to order. Wherever I find lines, geometries and minimalism, I can start breathing again.

This photo shoot was realised in order to explore the potential – speaking about composition – of a tennis court, as first done last year with my “Tennis court loneliness” series. Thanks a lot to my lovely and talented friend Dovile Ciapaité for helping me to create the photos below!

geometries_01dsc_5238rigeometries_02geometries_03geometries_04geometries_05geometries_06dsc_5316rigeometries_07geometries_08geometries_09dsc_5374rigeometries_10dsc_5209ridsc_5212rigeometries_13geometries_11geometries_12geometries_14geometries