Baby Blues, 2012
“Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures” Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Subjects dealing with women identity have always drawn my attention. Treating themes, I relate to make it possible for me to go unintentionally in depth. Becoming a mother and facing new emotions led me to a different kind of visual narration to describe what is true and I thought that illustrating the complex experience of pregnancy and motherhood was worth to be translated into a photographic work.
This series, titled “Baby Blues”, explores the emotional and fragile world women encounter during motherhood through a process of staging and symbolic representation of truth. It might sound like a paradox but I believe that constructing an image from an inner vision can be as honest as recording it from real life. It is another way of showing something others can relate to, respecting a distance but demanding questioning.
The purpose of this series is to preserve the emotional experience of conflict that becoming a mother entails for a woman who has to define her new identity in the world.
In “Baby Blues” women are like frozen in a different time, far from what is happening around them, they look as if they were forgotten in a scene. These representations of female introspection are contemporary portraits resulting from themes such as fear, loss, identity, isolation, fusion, separation from one’s children and fleeting childhood memory that recurs…