Rachele Punturiero was born in Takapuna, in the North Island of New Zealand. She discovered photography as a child, ritually poring over her grandfather’s hand-made photo album from his time in the West African Frontier. For her 13th birthday, she was gifted two film-based point-and-shoots and began quietly teaching herself the craft.
Her practice, characterised by its accidental nature, is the result of personal perception juxtaposed with an experimental approach to the study of time and motion. Punturiero is interested in communicating her experience by evoking an emotive response in the viewer. By exposing the mundane, overlaid with Punturiero’s unmistakable atmosphere, she challenges the very paradigms that have shaped her, and offers insight into the ever present phenomenon of co-existing planes of reality.