Dia Center was founded in New York City in 1974 by Philippa de Menil, Heiner Friedrich, and Helen Winkler to help artists achieve visionary projects that might not otherwise be realized because of scale or scope. (more…)
I choose photography as a medium because I feel a profound need to preserve moments and this feeling leads me to shoot lots of pictures everyday. When I ‘see’ a picture I have to set up a little setting and shoot it right away. It’s like I need to do it otherwise I feel some kind of loss and sadness.
If I don’t have any handy subject, I may frame my hands or I may shoot a self-portrait.
I find my inspiration in ancient and contemporary art, movies and music. I like to look for the mysterious and weird side of everyday life.
I first experimented with photography when I was 17. I found an old film camera, a Yashica 108, at my cousin’s place. I asked my boyfriend at the time (who was a photographer) to teach me how to make it work. He refused (yes, he was a jerk) so I had to learn by myself. It all came pretty natural from there. I continued my law studies but kept practicing with film and digital photography. Only recently I understood my true passions are photography and filmmaking. At the moment I’m working with social networks and I’m on a short movie as a set designer. I will be featured on Sukeban Magazine in December.