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Cotton Candy and the Lightness of Being

"Less is more"

The famous phrase by Robert Browning in his poem “Andrea del Sarto", then adopted by Mies van der Rohe and many others, has been once again the main inspiration for one of our projects.

When approached by Chiara Martinelli, jewellery designer, to revamp her brand and shoot for her new collection, Cotton Candy, we started to brainstorm together. As the brand is based in Brighton, the first inspirations were analogies with the world of the fun fair, the circus, and the dreamy Fellini-style seaside scenarios.

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Per Aspera ad Astra

Last season I had a severe injury to my right (leading) hand.

A shattered glass ripped four tendons and one nerve on my wrist, thumb and index finger.

Forcefully, I had to take some time off.

I spent it travelling for a couple of weeks around my dirty ol' Europe, rejoining with my family and – as I can't ever stay still – also managing to do some photo testing.

Testing is a way for every photographer at any level to try new things, whether they are collaborations with new people, new locations, equipment or styles.

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Profondo Rosa Teaser

From a collaboration with Mastered alumni and other talented professionals has born a new beauty & millinery shoot.

Inspired by old master's paintings and with the addition of more controversial ideas (warning, it contains some nudity!), we have played with distressed picture frames, an allusion to a famous Italian horror movie and beautiful creations by Nico Bosch Design.

 
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