Photography An analog journey into the slow life with Yasmin Hofstetter
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An analog journey into the slow life with Yasmin Hofstetter

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Anna Frattini

Yasmin Hofstetter is a Swiss photographer who has carved out her place in the world of cinematic photography. Her work revolves around creating a space where delicacy and sensitivity can flourish, while simultaneously challenging the social norms often associated with slow living. An important element of her photography is the female perspective that we can trace in Yasmin’s distinctive style. By focusing on self-portraits and subjects that embody conscious interactions with the surrounding environment, the trace of a feminine eye is evident.

Exclusively shooting on 35mm film, Yasmin adds a meditative quality to her creative process, savoring the slowness that allows her to appreciate each photograph even more deeply. Through her work, Hofstetter masterfully communicates her emotions, thoughts, and desires, expressing her inner world through her photographs. For Yasmin, photography is a powerful tool for constructing her dreamlike reality, where she freely expresses her thoughts and desires. Her photography reflects a rare gift: fragility, a characteristic often misunderstood in a world that encourages toughness. On the contrary, Hofstetter’s works convey a message of joy and fulfillment that stem from the need to embrace a life with slow rhythms.

In “Sensitivity,” Yasmin experiments with natural elements such as direct sunlight, shadows, textures, and plants. Her analog approach to photography and the experimental process she embraces firmly root her in the present moment, turning each photoshoot into a meditative experience.

In a world that often moves at an incessant pace, Yasmin’s work serves as a reminder to savor simple moments and embrace vulnerability, finding comfort in life’s slower rhythms. Her artistic journey inspires us to recognize and cherish the power of our emotions and connect with our surroundings.

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