The Secret Question by Nicoletta Cerasomma

A public address. The backroom of a grocery store, the locker room of a barber. A secret bar. Another story: hidden, intimate, romantic, alcoholic, illegal, forbidden.

A public address. The backroom of a grocery store, the locker room of a barber. A secret bar. Another story: hidden, intimate, romantic, alcoholic, illegal, forbidden.

There are no rules except one: speakeasy, please! Small doors that hide big secrets. Glamor, allure and transgression. Tobacco. Smoke. Long beards. Handlebar mustache, braces and jiggers, boas, feathers, lightness. Red lacquered mouths and nails. Boast. Femininity and Androgyny. Luster, spangles. Glass that is colored with various mixtures corrected with poor alcohol. Molasses. Candles. Shadows. Offbeat. Eyes open. Mouths closed.

You step into another place, another time. But first, you have to answer the secret question.

That’s the hidden code of Nicoletta Cerasomma’s photography. You have to decode it to fully understand the story behind each image. Or you don’t have to. Just look, each pictures will transport you to another world made of secret places.

About Nicoletta Cerasomma

Nicoletta Cerasomma is a photographer and pop surrealist artist with a background in staged photography. After studying photography since 1997, she realized her love for storytelling so, in the latest years, she had evolved from fashion photographer to independent artist focused on production of nuanced photographic tableaux.

Her work is highly conceptual and complex: as surrealist artist, she incorporates archetypes and cultural iconography with satirical narratives inspired by the collective unconscious. Leaning into the visual language of pop surrealism, she stages narrative compositions that expose the underbelly of modern life.

Nicoletta is inspired by the dichotomy Beauty and Decay, themes that she loves to incorporate into her works in order to evoke contemplation and debate on human condition, through a vivid and provocative still imagery and a cinematic technique.

Her images come from personal place of exploration where she dreams to live a thousand lives in one.

Since 2020 she won a lot of nominations and awards thanks to her work which depicts women placed in suggestive scenarios. Presented for the first time to Sony World Photography Award her work was selected as a winner finalist in the creative category. She also won the Julia Cameron Award, the Pollux award and currently she is a chosen winner of the American Photography and nominated Fresheyes and Gup Magazine talent of the year 2021.

Her work was exhibited in New York, London, Moscow and continues to show in international galleries. She is currently working on new dyptich projects. [Official Website]

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