I grew up listening to music and playing games of daydreaming.
My education was manly based on human studies and literature, with a strong inclination to foreign cultures. I have studied in Rome, Florence and London, and also lived in Berlin and Moscow for a while.
The beginning of my adult life saw me working as a writer and creative translator. I must say I have always been a compulsive writer, who loves to combine different languages and put words into prose poetry and lyrics.
Together with music, my fascination for the visual image is always been my most powerful drive. This is what led me to become a self-taught photographer first, and later to start a career as an art director.
I approached photography as a little girl, when I found my father’s camera, a beautiful old Olympus OM-2. Since then, I have never really stopped taking pictures and I have always liked film and darkroom better than pixels and screens.
But I also have a strong passion for the moving image and for video art, and in the end such thing brought me closer to the digital. I have recently started working on video as well, by shooting and directing a short movie that is made out of mixed media.
My major artistic influences come from the female world. I am philosophically fascinated by the gender issues and I think even my own research on myself as a person and an artist is first of all a research on the meaning of being a woman.
My scenario of imagination is nourished by an eclectic variety of different sources and the contamination of them. I get inspired by the road, abstract shapes, the fascination of surrealism, the dream state, distorted perceptions of “reality”, the idea of parallel universes.
I am now trying to find my way to combine all these resources and passion and means of expression into my own personal form and language.