The Face Contender: Patrizia Burra

Photographer: Patrizia Burra

With this image, I wanted to create a portrait of evanescent atmosphere. The purpose of this study was to infuse a contemporary choreography with an ancient one. In fact, the model does not have the appearance of a modern woman, but a figure reminiscent of a distant era. But the tattoo brings you back to the present, to a modern and real era. The look of Camilla seems to require a response, almost as if she was wondering, “Where am I? What am I doing?” To accentuate the atmosphere, I used a smoke machine, giving the impression that a mysterious fog was wrapping around her.

Phase One 645 DF w/P40+ Digital Back, 80mm Schneider Kreuznach Lens, 3 Linkstar Flashes 1200 1/400 sec., f/9, ISO 100, Manual Mode

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