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Silver 2021 Fine Art / Special Effects

“Our Life Is Full of Empty Space.” (Umberto Eco)

  • Photographer
    Daria Martinoni
  • Prize
    Silver in Fine Art / Special Effects

With the Covid-19 crisis, things that we have assumed to be certain, suddenly no longer apply. This series emerged from the confrontation with feelings such as insecurity, uncertainty, confusion, powerlessness - but also longing and hope. I worked with several zoom settings in one long exposure to express the paradox that the world (has) changed incredibly fast, while at the same time everything seems to sort of standing still.

Initially an Urban Photographer driven by her background in Geography and her interest in our perception of space (and time), Daria Martinoni's conceptual photo series now address the impact of human behaviour and consumerism on the environment. Daria’s style is characterised by her ability to turn ordinary, often overlooked subjects into striking images that spark conversations about pertinent issues. She plays with the design elements of perspective, colour and repetition to create images characterised by a rich attention to detail, composition, and contextual information.