Contemporary storyteller of images and dreams



Contemporary storyteller is the way I wish to introduce and define {Elisa Rinaldi}. I met her by chance, for a very special occasion that will remain a secret for a long time. She is a professional photographer, but like all good photographers do not capture the reality, but moments of life filtered by her way of seeing the world.

“You don’t make a photo just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved” – Ansel Adams

Contemporary storyteller “she lives” of pictures

Living with pictures means many things, but in this case has a meaning that goes far beyond the literary one. Her job is to take pictures, but I think she is much more. Daughter of art, has grown up between zooms, cameras and films. She is very young, but has spent much time in the darkroom seeing her father developing color photos, black and white ones, weddings, baptisms, parties and almost all kind of happy and significant moments in people’s life. And so little by little she has learnt how to enter on tiptoe in the happiest moments of other’s lives.

The way a  contemporary storyteller looks the world

“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt”

and this is exactly as it is. If you wanted to say in a less dramatic and complicated way we could use a Karl Lagerfeld’s quote who claims to love photography, because it has the ability to stop a moment that will never come back again. As a storyteller who uses writing as a way of expression: Baroque, synesthetic, verbovisiva or synthetic, the photographer uses filters. And I completely recognize myself in Elisa’s photography.

Melancholic, nostalgic, sometimes dramatic and with a retro patina. In the way she chooses tones and shades in postproduction, in the faded mood and sharp perspective which effects and sometimes distorts the image as the peephole of the door that shows a distorted reality.

Her reports are scenes of ordinary life such as an historic movie, her photography personal and spontaneous. It is not a coincidence that many of her photos are published in Vogue Italy who has created her online portfolio.

I’ll have the pleasure of working with her for several editorials and do not worry if I’ll different apparently I‘ll be just another version of me, seen from different eyes.

And each of us is herself \ himself, and more depending on the viewer.