Experimental - NOMINEE: Carmelita Iezzi
I am a dreamer
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"I am a Dreamer" is a project inspired by a metaphor of life, a metaphor of growth, watching the world with the eyes of a kids contemplating the nature and contemplating the future. The desire of play whit dreams . The kids contemplate the world with the eyes of fantasy imagining characters and identifying in them as they do with life, so a balloon turns into a person and is ready to fly, as society impose to grow with the brain in box, or forces us to wear masks, express fears and dreams of growing and discovering the world through personal and creative experience with sense of humor and playful, yet surreal and also with inspiration to fairy tales.
Carmelita Iezzi is a freelance photographer and professional graphic designer based in Italy. After graduating in Art School, Carmelita got her BA in Graphic Design and Fine Art Photography at the Design Academy of Ancona, Italy. She has gained experience in commercial and post-production in photography, graphic, web design, she currently work as Art Director at her own company.
She has achieved international recognitions, among the most important in 2018 Carmelita was honored with the prestigious Sony World Photography Award with a work for the project "I am a dreamer" and was awarded First Place absolute and Gold in the Fine Art Category at the Tokyo International Photo Awards. Most of her pictures are been published in different Magazine and Book worldwide such: Progresso Fotografico, Immagini Fotopratica, Adore Noir, Blur Magazine , Square Mag.
In 2017 Carmelita received 7 Honorable Mentions for the conceptual series at the IPOTY, Monochrome Awards, Fine Art Photography Awards, ND Awards, Photogrvaphy Grant.
Her works were exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Someserset House London, Paris, Cannes, Marsille, Rome, Mykonos, Santorini Biennal, Athens.
The passion about art started at the age of 14 using an analog camera with film and printing in the darkroom. Her travels around the world have taken to confront continuously her cultural and artistic background with cultures, situations and colors that has motivate her creativity.
She developed her own style by focusing on landscape photography and conceptual portrait. Carmelita work captures silent moments, as a pictorial poems. Her passion for medieval paintings, renaissance masterpieces and works of the Pre-Raphaelite, have focused attention on the use of natural light, preferring the strong contrasts that characterize equally her photos in black & white and colors. Her particular style is surrealistic and dreamlike, she tries to convey a quiet stillness of emotion with a contemplation to the natural surroundings creating stories that combine nature and the human figure in a poetic and unique vision.