My still life work is a study of light, objects, and forms. It embraces memories of my childhood that smell like long weekends and holidays in my grandparent’s weekend house, searching for insects after sunset and chasing fireflies in the dark with my bare feet on the grass.
Memories that smell like orange trees, wet grass, and that of a place that holds us [me and my family] in time for eternity. I use hints of color to honor the color pallet of my hometown, Mexico City, as I gather inspiration from the works of master painters and the medieval city I live in now, Bern, Switzerland.
Daniela Constantini is a Mexican photographer living in Bern, Switzerland. She graduated Visual Journalism and Documentary Practice program at the International Center of Photography in New York. Her long-term project Days of Silence won Rita K. Hillman Excellence Award. She has been working as a freelance photographer since graduation, focusing on Portraiture, Still Life, and Lifestyle. She has also been the Art Director, Stylist, and Photographer on several projects.
Her portraiture and still life work was selected among the 50 best in Swiss photography and exhibited at Olten Photography Festival in Switzerland. Her series of women won Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards, 2021, and exhibited her work in Paris and Berlin. She is a 2021 finalist in The Independent Photographer Open Call Award, and she is a 2019 Dior Photography Award Laureate, her work exhibited at Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles, France.
Her work has been exhibited in New York, Mexico City, Olten (Switzerland), Paris, Arles, Berlin, and Amsterdam. Before moving to New York, she worked in Mexico City, her hometown, as a freelance journalist and collaborated with different companies on video, photo, and journalistic productions. In 2015 Errr-Magazine, a Mexican magazine devoted to art and literature published her first novel, El gato me da igual. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and a major in Journalism. [Official Website]