Bronze 2019 / Editorial / Personality

Philofobia

  • Prizes
    Bronze in Editorial/Personality
  • Photographer
    Paola Ruvioli

I believe every person is unique in their own way. I do not believe in a universal concept of love, but in a love that takes on many forms. I drew inspiration from my subconscious and used photography to portray my fears, my dreams and my expectations of love in a surrealist form. I aimed to express the slight battle that is unleashed inside me each time, when I realize that my breathing becomes heavy and I feel torn between the desire to escape and appease anxiety, and the desire to stay and find out see could happen. With the spontaneity of being able to say : "You, please stay!"

My love for photography began immediately after receiving her first camera, a Polaroid SX-70 on my seventh birthday. Since then I have studied and made photographs around the world, enriching the content and narrative of my photographic vision. I hold a degree in Political Science from the University of Cagliari in Sardenia, Italy. My work focuses on the intimate relationship between individuals, and their unique psychological perspective in the worlds we inhabit, with particular sensitivity to human behavior.