© Photo Artwork by Salvatore Matarazzo
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I had worked with film for a brief period of time at the start of my career, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I re-discovered it and decided to completely make the switch from digital. This also came at a point in my career where my focus was starting to shift from creating ‘traditional’ landscape images to the work I’m capturing now.
I worked as a model for nearly a decade and was frustrated with the superficial images constantly created of me. I began taking self-portraits during that time as a way to create images of how I actually saw myself. I wanted to create authentic, honest, raw images, and shooting on film and not retouching my photos was the best way for me to do that.
When I was little, I loved observing reflections through materials, I liked the changes in colour and I watched walls at night… I absorbed a mass of visual information. I later had the opportunity to study at art school where I presented a photography thesis with my texts in the form of a magazine.