Open the door, then you step into another place, another time. You will live in a movie. Exclusive, Intimate, Secret. You will meet not people but characters. But first, you have to answer the secret question.
That's the hidden code of Nicoletta Cerasomma's photography.You have to decode it to fully understand the story behind each image. Or you don't have to. Just the look and feel of the pictures will transport you to another world of secret places.
The Secret Question by Nicoletta Cerasomma
A public address. The backroom of a grocery store, the locker room of a barber. A secret bar. Another story: hidden, intimate, romantic, alcoholic, illegal, forbidden.
Nicoletta Cerasomma is a photographer and pop surrealist artist with a background in staged photography. After studying photography since 1997, she realized her love for storytelling so, in the latest years, she had evolved from fashion photographer to independent artist focused on the production of nuanced photographic tableaux.
Waiting for by Nicoletta Cerasomma
There are no rules except one: speakeasy, please! Small doors that hide big secrets.
The Stranger by Nicoletta Cerasomma
Glamor, allure and transgression. Tobacco. Smoke. Long beards. Handlebar mustache, braces and jiggers, boas, feathers, lightness. Red lacquered mouths and nails.
Her work is highly conceptual and complex: as a surrealist artist, 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.
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Boast. Femininity and Androgyny. Luster, spangles. Glass that is colored with various mixtures corrected with poor alcohol. Molasses. Candles. Shadows. Offbeat. Eyes open. Mouths closed. Only one condition to enter: answer the secret question. Yes but ... softly. Sshhhh!
Nicoletta is inspired by the dichotomy of Beauty and Decay, themes that she loves to incorporate into her works in order to evoke contemplation and debate on the human condition, through vivid and provocative still imagery and a cinematic technique.
Her images come from a personal place of exploration where she dreams to live a thousand lives in one.
She is most known for her series "Cryptic Venus", created in 2020, which depicts women placed in suggestive scenarios. GUP Magazine & Fresheyes Talent 2021 - Nicoletta was also awarded the Sony World Photography organization, the Pollux Awards, and many other grants in 2020. Her work was exhibited in Moscow, New York, Italy, and continues to show in international galleries. She is currently working on new diptych projects.
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