March 25, 2020
IN CONVERSATION WITH ORNELLA LATROFA
Photography by Ornella Latrofa
Interview by Melanie Meggs
Ornella Latrofa was born in Rome and graduated from the Art institute of Rome. As a child, she was interested in photography, instilled by her father who captured their family memories with his video camera. When she was 20, Ornella bought her first Reflex camera and started to experiment. After a few years she acquired a digital camera and attended photography classes, and with her new knowledge, Ornella's passion began to embrace a new power, an interest in conceptual photography.
In the project "Assonant Differences", Ornella wanted to focus on the harmonious and elegant link between biological shapes and the evocative nature of the human body, stimulating our inner vision by association. These diptychs give the viewer a short escape from reality to reflect on the interaction between both images, as Ornella describes, "our World and Nature...and the similarity between Nature and Human Body."
"It is truly amazing how nature resembles us. Humankind constantly seeks contact with nature. A primordial necessity from which we cannot escape."