the grace of death
Camilla Bo’ is an Italian freelance journalist and stylist. After two years of study in Paris she returned to her native Rome to study architecture. The art of critique proved more fruitful for Camilla and she began to write for the Association of Art and Critic about art and design and on her personal blog Choufouchouf. Focusing on the relation and communication between fashion and art, she decided to follow her creative nature not only giving a voice to the library she has on her laptop but also as inspiration for editorials. She’s now based in London, attending the course of «Art Direction for Fashion» at the Central Saint Martins College of Art.
Laura is a young krakowian photographer fascinated by poems and novels since her childhood, she spent her life looking for a tool to express.
Then someone gave her a camera and she started to shoot.
The camera as a tool in her hands began to write stories.
And so It happens that she translates images to prose.
Often she is the model of her story to avoid to lye and she often tells stories in her photos which really happened to her. I can imagine her somewhere closer to the woods, mountains and lakes, closer to places where fairy tales were born, because, as she says, those are the places that enhance her imagination more intense.
Her inspiration comes from her childhood when she used to play in a huntsman house which was under care of her grandfather who had many stuffed animals.
“My grandfather let me play amongst them all the time. I was strongly united with these animals. Today, these animals are here, with me. There are more and more of them. Death is closer in the countryside. It seems that it is more “normal” and tamed there. Grandparents don’t hesitate to murder a rabbit in front of child eyes and then skin him. Often my grandparent gave me a long stick and told me to kill a rabbit – I needed to punch him in a head, from behind, near his ears. After that, before they started to prepare it, I could play with it in the garden.”
Animals are closely related to fairy tales and mythology (especially pagan). She likes wearing animal masks on her head in order to absorb their features and to be surrounded by them because in such world she feels safe. She feels very related with nature.
It’s easy to recognize some lines of Kundera or Nabokov in her pictures…
Indeed literature is the other influential part from which she usually takes inspiration for her works. Or better the sensitiveness, darkness and death she found in the poems. “Pain is inscribed in all of these. Everything is linked with each other inseparably”. This is why some of her photos can be poetic and cruel at the same time.
Her most significant exhibition was this year in Krakow at Krakow Photomonth, ShowOff Section.
Now she is working on a big book which includes fairy tales as the ones we used to read when we were kids. She would also like to link photos with the fairy tales that she wrote. I like the idea of a book for children and adults made by pictures instead of illustrations, with short stories to tell before sleeping.
She is afraid of traveling but she would like to see the sea, which she has never seen with her own eyes.
At the moment we can only imagine the emotions that this late meeting will arise and waiting to be struck by the grace of her interpretation.