Bronze 2019 / Fine Art / Special Effects

Lost In A Forest

  • Prizes
    Bronze in Fine Art/Special Effects
  • Photographer
    Antoinette Castro

Captivated by its magic, drawn in by its beauty, I follow an endless trail. The spell breaks and I stop. The trees cave in on me……..The photographs I make are often autobiographical and tell a story. By enhancing them digitally, they are a metaphorical representation of issues I am experiencing.

I was born and raised in London, where I read Pure Mathematics at Bedford College, University of London.My interest in photography began after seeing Robert Mapplethorpe´s controversial exhibition at the ICA. Soon it became my passion.Although I worked full-time in the finance sector, I attended numerous evening and online classes in Photography.A few years ago I gave up my full-time work, to set up a studio as a freelance portrait photographer and have time to study towards my photography degree. My area of interest, besides portraiture, is staged and narrative photography.