I am a dreamer by Carmelita Iezzi

"I am a Dreamer" is a new project started in 2017, it is a conceptual series of surreal portraits interpreted in an ironic key and inspired by adolescence.

“I am a Dreamer” is a new project started in 2017, it is a conceptual series of surreal portraits interpreted in an ironic key and inspired by adolescence.

I was inspired by my son and the metaphor of life understood as growth and change, looking at the world through the eyes of a child who contemplates nature and contemplates the future.

Adolescence is a crucial time when the identities are being challenged where young people spend time with their reflection and accept their appearance. The informal and wild environment near the sea and the open air has created a relaxing and suggestive atmosphere that has encouraged us to hear and interpret the characters in a funny and surreal way . The kids contemplate the world with the eyes of fantasy imagining characters or comics 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 playfulness and a touch of surreal poetry. We often grow up and educate our children according to the preconceptions that are imposed on us by mass media and society, while the most important thing is to teach them to be free. A Magritte said: “Freedom is the possibility of being and not the obligation to be”.

I am a dreamer | Carmelita Iezzi

About Carmelita Iezzi

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, and web design. 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 Books worldwide. 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. [Official Website]

I am a dreamer | Carmelita Iezzi

I am a dreamer | Carmelita Iezzi

I am a dreamer | Carmelita Iezzi

I am a dreamer | Carmelita Iezzi

I am a dreamer | Carmelita Iezzi

I am a dreamer | Carmelita Iezzi

I am a dreamer | Carmelita Iezzi

I am a dreamer | Carmelita Iezzi

I am a dreamer | Carmelita Iezzi

I am a dreamer | Carmelita Iezzi

I am a dreamer | Carmelita Iezzi

I am a dreamer | Carmelita Iezzi

I am a dreamer | Carmelita Iezzi

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