I was born in front of the sea.
I remember when I was a child I often dreamed the seaquake, the devastation of home, the destruction of my safety.
Scared I hid under the blanket and I thought an escape, I cried, I hugged me, I ran away, I was born ...
I still don't know the meaning of the dream, I can't tell if that tsunami has a significance of death or escape, but now I know that in the water I save myself.
AUTHOR: isabella sommati (Italy)
Born in Livorno (Tuscany), I took my highschool diploma in the Arts, and then moved to Florence to study graphics and advertising. My passion for communication took me to Milan, where I currently live and work as an art director for fashion and design firms. After 25 years of reviewing other people’s pictures, I decided to start taking photos by
and of myself. Through photography I hope both to convey the world I live in, of which I am consciously a prisoner, and to find a way of communicating authentically, which is often difficult because of my strong sense of privacy. The element of water is often present in my shots, whether in the form of rain, tears or humble public swimming pools.
Water cleans, soothes and swallows, becoming the only escape.This quote of Micheal Ackerman’s is particularly meaningful for me: “I try to escape the traps of reality all the while preserving a link to the real.
Because photos are not inventions but meeting points”.
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