Dovile – Natural beauty

I hardly ever say I am happy with the photos I take. I always feel I have to improve my technique and be more creative, but this time I have to confess I am really pleased with the portraits taken to the beautiful Dovile. And the magic of it is that we did not do or plan anything special, if not walking around Alexandra Road, in London, and getting inspired by its architecture and the mood of the day, while chatting about our lives. It is true: “less is more”. I strongly believe in that!

©2017 Flavia Catena

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Awakening

“I called the world of phenomena an illusion, I called my eyes and my tongue and accident, valueless phenomena. No, that is all over; I have awakened, I have really awakened and have just been born today.” Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse

Thanks a lot to Travis S C-Knight, dancer for Wayne McGregor, who trusted my ideas and used is great talent to work with me on this project!

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Dancing in a rainy day

A few weeks ago I photographed Athena, an Italian ballerina and researcher I have met thanks to friends in common, in Oxford. Discussing about the photo shoot, we were thinking to divide the session in a way to have pictures taken both in town and in a park. Unfortunately, the weather was not collaborative, so we had to change plan and to shoot in some covered areas found around. Here is the result of our effords! Despite the rain, it was really a pleasure to work with such a lovely girl!

©2016 Flavia Catena

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My mum is dancing for me

This is probably one of my favorite series ever, and one of the pleasant photo shoot I had here in the UK. It was lovely to work with Ama and his cute little baby at their house. We tried to show how a ballerina day can meet a mum day and how a child enjoys this. I have to thank Ama for the nice idea she had and for letting me develop it through my photographs. And of course a big thanks to her baby who was the most patient model I have worked with so far!

©2014 Flavia Catena

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Dancing

When I decided to do this photo shoot, I did not imagine I would have loved classic ballerina poses so much to think about working on projects like this one again in the near future. My model, Kiran Williams, was lovely and really helpful, and I want to thank her for that. I also thank Caterina, a friend of mine, for the great location she helped me to find. And now, just enjoy the tutu dance!

@2014 Flavia Catena

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