The Guestbook: our interview with Cristina Coral

Claudia Fuggetti · 4 years ago
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Cristina Coral is an Italian photographer of whom we had the pleasure of speaking previously here; her gaze is incredibly harmonious and delicate, endowed with a compositional rigor that highlights her great sensitivity, able to get straight to the public’s heart.

Us at Collater.al have asked Cristina a few questions about her and her work:

How did you approach photography? Do you have a specific memory about it?

My first camera was a Bencini Comet II film 127 of my mother, I was very young when I started shooting. My first photographic subjects were my family in my grandmother’s garden. The choice of photography as the instrument of my artistic expression dates back to a few years ago. I attended a photographic course and immediately realized what it could give me in terms of experimentation and discovery.

Why did you select these shots?

For the deep topic. These images (from the series “the other part of me”) speak of the hidden part of ourselves and stems from some reflections on the dichotomy between good and evil, realism and idealism. The invisible part cannot be shared, demolishing the concept of portraiture that in this era of “selfies” overturns the clichés and brings with it the doubt of its existence.

What do you want to communicate with your pictures?

The work must not be communicated, but evoked. The work, as Goethe writes, exists first of all for the purposes of those who create it, reach its full purpose in the act of its birth, the enjoyment of it, by the “others” is only a consequence of its existence…

Which artists inspire you?

My teacher was definitely my father Giampaolo, esteemed composer of classical and contemporary chamber music who with his artistic thought contributed increasing my sensitivity and played a fundamental role in my artistic maturation.

Are there any films or books that have influenced your artistic career? 

To name a few: the strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Stevenson and the intrinsic and primordial dualism. The biography of my father with his considerations. The book of disquiet by F. Pessoa. The other side of Kubin and his nocturnal visions.

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The Guestbook: our interview with Cristina Coral
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