/ 2021 / Fine Art / People

Altered portraits

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/People
  • Company
    Carella & Co
  • Photographer
    Francesco Carella
  • Credit
    François Carella

Can our perception of photography be influenced in all kinds of ways?
Beautification filters, social networks are constantly bombarding us with aesthetic images that meet current beauty canon.
And if I preferred to do the opposite ? If I was nostalgic for old photos, those prints where you had to work with light, play with the enlarger light machine. Wasn't that the way to get along with reality? Or rather to engage the energy of an image towards the soul, the feeling that the photographer wants to show us. Deliberated alteration perhaps allows to hide the secondary to reveal the essential.

Francesco Carella born on December 6, 1971 in France, lives in Grenoble.
Francesco discovered photography during his studies in applied arts. He improvises a photo lab in the bathroom and made his first prints. He began his professional life in the building industry and went on to work as a mover, delivery man, handler for several years. This succession of trades allows him to immerse himself in human encounters. An experience with the companions of duty encourages him to develop his skills and to become a mason. In 1998, by happy coincidence, he tried his luck again in the image professions,