Martina Bertacchi, on Instagram @unfioresullaluna, is part of that wave of Italian artists who have chosen to represent the concept of beauty through the photographic genre of portraiture. Intense and poetic images naturally capture the personality of each subject.
We at Collater.al asked Martina to tell us a short story through an interview, which you can find below:
How long have you been in photography? How did you start?
I started with a small compact when I was still going to high
In 2013-2014, when I started to travel abroad a little, I was stealing shots from unknown people, mostly couples. Only after years did I get closer to the world of portraits, since 2016 so a little ‘for fun, shooting at my classmates and friends.
Your images are very poetic, what led you to define your style?
Thank you. I can’t tell you exactly what led me to define my style, also because I feel that I have changed and at the same time I feel that I want to change, trying to make Martina always come out. Certainly, the taste, in general, has led me to explore in many different ways my “style” and over time and constancy, I managed to continue on this line, mood.
I would say, however, that the common thread that binds my way of portraying in time is the search for the reading of the personality that I am portraying, trying to give expressive space to the personality of the subject, creating a link with the environment.
What are you inspired by?
I get some inspiration from what surrounds me, light, beams of light, fascinate me a lot. For me it’s really important, it makes everything so ethereal, beautiful. I am also fascinated by the delicacy and simplicity of things. I happened to think about some sets while driving in my car, for example watching the light of a sunset, the fields in the countryside, but sometimes it happens that even during the shooting I come up with ideas while you shoot in tune with the model.
Most of your subjects are women: what message do you want to communicate them and what kind of womanhood?
There is no communicative message of a type of fake femininity, in fact, I often photograph girls as they are. Real.
What are your plans for the future?
First of all, my move, is one of my fixed thoughts of the last period. With the move I hope to have more inspiration for internal projects in the new house, I would like to experiment more internally. I think that the interiors shots are much more intimate and sweet.
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