Almost obsessively interested in the beauty of mundane objects, Camilla works on photo stories and documentary series.
Most of her projects are linked together by an ongoing research that uses photography as a tool for emotional archaeology. Through flattened perspective and tight crops she trains the eye to digest everyday things a little differently, exploring themes such as sense of belonging, homesickness and our attachment to objects and clothes.
Her work has been exhibited in London (Raw to the Surface, solo exhibition, 71a Gallery, 2016; New Genes Collective, 2015), Arles (Open Walls Arles 2020) and Padova, Italy (La Mal Celebrata Meraviglia delle Piccole Cose, solo exhibition curated by Giovanni Giacomo Paolin) and sold at the Affordable Art Fair (London, 2018).
What or who most influences your work?
- Mostly I’m influenced by everyday objects and personal history. I start from my own heritage and experiences to work on long term documentary projects, and try to apply the same intimate gaze when it comes to commissions. I have a soft spot for people’s connection to objects, and believe they can often tell many secrets and convey a feeling or atmosphere as much as a human subject.
Describe your photographic style for us in three words
- Intimate, soft, and the third…I’ve been told my work gives “summer nostalgia”.
Where is the most inspiring place you’ve travelled to and photographed in your career so far?
- I have loved Australia, in particular the wide spaces and subtle human traces you could find in the most remote areas, lost within the majestic nature and landscape. This is actually the theme of my project Notes on Dilution.
Equally, I am always amazed by my country, Italy, that is the source of infinite inspiration and the subject of many of my projects.
If you could own a print by any photographer, whose would it be and why?
- Oh there are so many. Right now it would be a colour print by Jack Davison, big size, with beautifully strong and dense blacks and reds, just a thin window mount, very thin, black, opaque frame. (Currently decorating my flat, I think a lot about prints I’d love to buy!)
What has photography taught you about the world?
- To wait, patiently and in silence, to understand something better or finally see the piece you were missing.
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Top to bottom: "Notes on Dilution III", "Notes on Dilution VI" by Camilla Glorioso