"Kintsugi - riparare con l'oro" is a self-portrait project. It is about celebrating the battles the soul has come through, accepting and honoring the scars that testify to how it has been shattered and has come together as more complete and precious. The title is borrowed from the ancient Japanese technique of repairing porcelain vessels accentuating the cracks with gold instead of concealing them. Gold foil is applied by hand at the end of the printing process. "Kintsugi" is part of a wider ongoing project on rebirth called "Rinascimenti Privati", that could be translated as "Private Renaissances". In Italian Rinascimento means both "rebirth" and the Renaissance, an era that witnessed the flourishing of the arts and intellectual activities after the Middle Age.
I am an Italian fine-art photographer with an education in fashion and still-life photography. I started to take pictures, mainly self-portraits, and manipulate them in post production as a way of investigating reality, looking at myself from the outside. Photography has been and still is a form of therapy to me. I strive to infuse as much meaning and emotion possible in every image keeping it minimal in terms of colors and subject.