This story is inspired by witch-hunt which happened in Europe in XVI and XVII century.
The book Malleus Malleficarum was written by two Dominicans theologs, Heinrich Kramer and Jacobus Sprenger in 1468 and officials approved by Papa Inocencio VIII.
During the next three century this text was main guidebook for the inquisition in the war against the witchcraft in Europe. Witches were usually female. The reason for this is the suggestion that women are ¨prone to believing and because the demon basically seeks to corrupt the faith he assails them in particular¨. They ¨ are defective in all the powers of soul and body¨and are stated to be more lustful then men..¨
It has been said that the Malleus Maleficarum is one of the most blood-soaked works in human history and led to the prosecution, torture and murder, of tens of thousands of innocent people. Today we know that these women frequently were extraordinary persons with ideas and knowledge far beyond their time. Since i was a child I have been fascinated with this theme. In this work I tried to contrast the feminity , delicacy and almost innocence with the generally wide accepted terrific aspect of the witches. [Official Website]
I believe that every artist sees himself reflected in his own work. My photography is based on imagination and I consider it as the perfect vehicle/way to to show that world of imagination to others.
I invent stories and characters which I then build with paper or any other material. This creative process is complex and sometimes time consuming. Taking the photo is only the last step.
The themes that inspire me are influenced by many factors like literature, cinema, music, comic, etc. This mixture of these influencing factors is what leads to my creative and esthetic profile and is the source of my ideas and projects.
I like to use black and white photography. The mere fact of reducing the colour spectrum to grey tones generates images with a high visual impact and leaves the observer more space for his own interpretation.
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