Silver 2020 / Fine Art / Other (Non-Pro)

A Meter Away - Love In The Time of Coronavirus

  • Prizes
    Silver in Fine Art/Other
  • Photographer
    Catia Mencacci

The idea arose during the wolrlwide emergency caused by the spread of Covid-19 virus. I was looking at my old postcards, depicting couples of movie stars in poses of tender lovers. One of the rules imposed on the population was to keep "one meter away" between individuals: hence my thoughts on how difficult it was for non-cohabiting lovers to adapt to these directives. The postcards were processed with the scanner, using the technique of manual dragging, after which they were re-proportioned and printed. I subsequently aged the photos manually and photographed them again.

Catia Mencacci approached to the photography world in 2012, as an adult. The inscription on her first photo course is a joke. Without any knowledge in photographic material and having never felt the need to take pictures before then, partecipates in early teachings without having a camera. Her interest became a real passion very early. She was mostly intersted to an impressionistic, oniric world in which the image brings the soul of the observer in a magical world: a world made of emotions and feelings such a solitude, concern and melancholy. She exposed in personal and collective exhibitions