Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Editorial / Fashion

Lucida Mansi - The Silk Road

  • Photographer
    Nicoletta Cerasomma
  • Technical Info
    Nikon D850 + Ob. 24/70 F/2.8 Vr
  • Photo Date

The Mansi family was well-known in Europe during the 16th century due to the trade of silk. Lucida loved luxurious things and sumptuous parties, as much as she loved being surrounded by lovers. Someone says she sat for hours admiring herself in the mirror. The typical yellow color of the textiles made in Lucca, Italy, was obtained from zafferrano and fixed with alum, the purple colors were obtained with the vegetable.

Nicoletta Cerasomma is a pop surrealist artist with a background in staged photography. After studying photography she realized her love for storytelling and she focused on production of nuanced photographic tableaux. Her work is highly conceptual and complex: she incorporates archetypes and cultural iconography with satirical narratives inspired by the collective unconscious. Leaning into the visual language of pop surrealism, she stages narrative compositions that expose the underbelly of modern life.