Honorable Mention TOKYO-2017 Fine Art / Still Life

Shadows

  • Photographer
    Ilva Beretta

What is a memory if not a shadow of the object remembered? This series was initially inspired by Edward Steichen’s photo of Fred Astair from 1927 but it evolved into a shadow of that memory and took a rather different form, still lifes of food. I’m interested in how we assemble concepts and ideas and apply these to the objects we see or we think we see. The perception of the external world and how memories influence it has been a constant interest to me and in my work I often explore the way we partially reconstruct what we see from memories and preconceived ideas. Through series of still lifes with food, I work on the connotations of continuity and timelessness of my subject matter, the timeless nature of food makes my point in time irrelevant.