Simona Salerno
Photographer

Milan, 1995. Graduated at Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, in New Technologies of Art in 2020. Then, she attended a training course in Experience Design to achieve a better knowledge of the design process, in particular the making of virtual spaces. After an internship in graphic design in a marketing agency, she’s self-teaching CGI and motion design.

Most of her artistic work is based on the urban space and its – physical and social – reflections. Her main photography work Displacements (2019–2021) is a photo series obtained through a photographic glass prism: a tool typically used in fashion photography to bend, refract, or scatter light on a subject. The light is amplified by a bit of rainbow light floating in the foreground. The effect obtained shows the subject at the center of a kaleidoscope or in a psychedelic dreamscape.

Prism photography is reinterpreted by the artist as a real-life distortion filter which is capable of enclosing the essential elements of the surrounding environment in a single shot. After identifying rhythms, shapes and contrasts, the result is a composition that expresses and maintains the dominant multifaceted effect of the urban environment, itself characterized, due to its contradictions, by multiple faces.

Besides her work with photography, she also experiments with video and analog media.

Simona Salerno
Photographer

Milan, 1995. Graduated at Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, in New Technologies of Art in 2020. Then, she attended a training course in Experience Design to achieve a better knowledge of the design process, in particular the making of virtual spaces. After an internship in graphic design in a marketing agency, she’s self-teaching CGI and motion design.

Most of her artistic work is based on the urban space and its – physical and social – reflections. Her main photography work Displacements (2019–2021) is a photo series obtained through a photographic glass prism: a tool typically used in fashion photography to bend, refract, or scatter light on a subject. The light is amplified by a bit of rainbow light floating in the foreground. The effect obtained shows the subject at the center of a kaleidoscope or in a psychedelic dreamscape.

Prism photography is reinterpreted by the artist as a real-life distortion filter which is capable of enclosing the essential elements of the surrounding environment in a single shot. After identifying rhythms, shapes and contrasts, the result is a composition that expresses and maintains the dominant multifaceted effect of the urban environment, itself characterized, due to its contradictions, by multiple faces.

Besides her work with photography, she also experiments with video and analog media.

  • Patrick Weldé: Freiheit
    Publication
    Goswell Road
    International
    On the occasion of our exhibition with Weldé at CFAlive Milan L’AMOUR TOUJOURS, we publish a new edition of the previously sold-out book that we produced with Weldé in 2017, FREIHEIT. All of the photographs in FREIHEIT were taken by Weldé on disposable cameras between 2011-2015. They show a tender side to the artist and his friend circle, and the purest form of trust. (more…)
  • Fumi Nagasaka: Dora, Yerkwood, Walker County, Alabama
    Publication
    Gost
    International
    During the 2016 US Presidential elections Japanese photographer, Fumi Nagasaka, became intrigued by the rural and southern USA. She had lived in New York City for a decade but despite travelling the world, had yet to visit the rest of the US. All this changed when her friend, Tanya Rouse, invited her to her hometown of Dora, Alabama. Nagasaka continued to visit Dora over several years, gradually building a photographic archive of her visits. (more…)