If a flower needs the first light of day to open and reveal all its beauty, Celeste Ortiz only needs a camera.
Celeste Ortiz is a young Chilean photographer, from San Antonio, the city where she still lives and works, known internationally. She has participated in group exhibitions not only in Chile, but also in Argentina, Austria, United Kingdom, Spain, Poland, USA, Mexico, Romania, Belgium, France, Greece, Philippines and Indonesia.
Over the years, Celeste has specialized mainly in self-portraiture, becoming not only the creator of her shots, but also the main subject. Her photography focuses mainly on the body, which allows her to touch on themes such as femininity, introspection and intimacy.
The human body with its strength, but also its fragility and its weaknesses is the undisputed protagonist of the images: Celeste Ortiz reveals herself to the eyes of the viewer, she unveils herself showing all her beauty. Beauty that cannot but be combined with flowers and nature.
To make her shots even more impactful is the choice of analog. Celeste Ortiz began to photograph digitally, recreating a sort of “vintage effect” in post-production, until she began to experiment with 35 mm cameras. Since then she has never gone back to digital and every effect we see is done in-camera.