- Mara Celani
- Born in Rome in 1959
- Architect from 1985
- Freelance photographer and architect
- I live and work in Rome
What I do
- Set up
My photographic research mainly consists in exploring the urban environment in which I live. Rome, my city, is a mixture of sublime and decadent. I love the magnificence of its eternal light and at the same time the secret beauty of its suburban decadence.
The details of the things exert on me a great attraction. I seek microscopic landscapes in the shapes and colours of inanimate and corrupt materials, once shiny and shining. The decay and alteration of metals and minerals often produce evocative compositions that I capture with my macro lens. Through a molecular survey of materials I reveal myself views that evoke inner landscapes.
This happens on inanimate and abandoned objects, but it can also happen by exploring works of art. I really like photographing the sculptures.
The framing that manages to grasp the detail, the expression, the material quality of a work that develops in space, is able to put the observer of the photo in a very direct relationship with the artist. Photography is an instrument of exploration of the three-dimensional artistic artifact, which belongs to modernity or antiquity. The intention of the author is thus discovered and revealed.