/ 2018 / Portraiture / Self-Portrait

the dark side of love

  • Prize
    Bronze in Portraiture/Self-Portrait
  • Company
    ilaria d'alessandro
  • Photographer
    ilaria D'Alessandro
  • Credit
    It's a self-portraits series plus the hands of the model Andrea Nasuto. I get his release.

It's a series that want to investigate the Love issue.
Sometimes we are so weak to accept everything, to let our partner
be predominant until we totally forget who we are.


They are 5 photos as 5 stages of the process. I added real pins
and a red thread to simulate the net we remain trapped

1:
Falling in love. You get carried away with a smile and it’s so strong
the feeling you trust in, that you naively close your eyes.
2
The blind love!
You are so stretch forward your Lover, that you are unconditionally
available to accept everything.
3
piece by piece the soul of your lover is established above yours, he
silently penetrates into your EGO, building a strong net.
4
It’s the moment which you risk your own identity becoming who
your partner think you are.
This is not you
5. you open your eyes up again and recognize you are stuck. The
loss of own identity.

I'm proudly born in the South of Italy, but I spent half of my life in the North, studying interior design and architecture, and then working as an Architect in Milan in an architectural studio. At 30y I decided to listen to my artistic voice, I came to New York. Discovering who I am and accepting myself was the best thing I ever have done.
As architect, photographer, artist, my focus is the human beings and their relationship. Among others, I was exhibited at the ICP Museum of NY, Galleria Ca d’Oro of New York, BBA Gallery in Berlin.
I love pizza and octopus.

Awards 2020, ICP International Center of Photography NY #ICPConcerned Exhibition, awarded through the IG contest #ICPConcerned
PX3 2018 Self portraiture - Bronze Winner
TIFA 2018 Self portraiture - Gold Winner
@eyeshotmag, web publication provided on 9th May 2018.