Christian Tagliavini’s Dame Di Cartone
In his series Dame Di Cartone - ‘Cardboard Ladies’ - several influences from art history & other eras are again present resulting in striking imagery. Taking 13 months to complete, the series is largely inspired by the masters of the Renaissance, notably Agnolo di Cosimo (‘Il Bronzino’.)
From beginning to completion Tagliavini’s work is a labour of love. He admits that he enjoys the process as much as the resulting photograph, constructing an aesthetic from scratch he feels is incredibly satisfying from a creative & philosophical point of view. With as much done in situ as possible, including the illusory lengthening of the neck Tagliavini reduces the amount of postproduction needed thus retaining the immediacy of the image beautifully.