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Self-portrait, Italy, 2018.

Arianna Ferretti Cherkes Zade is a freelance photographer based in Italy. She discovers her passion for photography at the age of six when she secretly steals her mom's 35mm to take pictures of her toys. Self-taught, during her experience she tries to capture every unusual aspect of what she sees. She is driven by light, composition of space and colors. She believes in strong connections, kindness and gratitude. Granted with half scholarship by Spazio Labo'/PWNY (Bologna, Italy) for an intensive documentary photoworkshop led by Matt Eich in Red Hook, Brooklyn (NYC) on August 2018, she starts focusing on long-term documentary project. Mixing different resources, such as 35mm, medium format and digital, her eclectic work conveys an effortless sensibility for space, light and people.

Nothing can be more abstract, more absurd than what we see everyday. We know that everything we can see in the real world, like human beings, does not actually exist as we perceive it. Matter exist but it does not have its own intrinsic meaning, such as the superstructural meanings we attribute to it. We just know that a cup is a cup and a tree is a tree. Photography helps people to see but always lies.

Arianna is avalaible for shootings, project and collaborations.

- Spazi, Chourmo, Parma May-June 2018 (solo)
- Open air collective, Pioneer Works, Red Hook, NYC, August 2018 (collective)

all images © Arianna Ferretti Cherkes Zade |