• Fiorella Vair
  • 2016
  • Inv. No. 319.16.03
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Persone, Ritratto
Size XS
20x20cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Showcase frame Mounting

In every photograph, four mysterious women – whose faces are hidden – show some playing cards. The women’s clothes are simple and only slightly embellished, while the accessories – dust, tattoos, jewels – are intriguing and they thicken the mystery that surrounds the women. The atmosphere is dark, the light is sparse and never direct, and so it creates a game of shadows. In the middle of every image there are the playing cards, worn out by time, which are barer of symbols and hidden meanings. In each photograph, there is at least one ace, whose suit changes and comes back in the series; in two of the photographs there are two hidden cards, or else two cards of different suits, but same value. The meaning of this choice eludes the viewer, who therefore strives to understand the secret meaning of this choice.
After finishing her studies, Fiorella Vair feels the need of telling her personal vision of the world through her best friend, a new camera, her beloved father’s gift. Photography became for her, shy and always enchanted by her own world, the only way to truly express herself. After her father’s premature demise, F. Vair suddenly interrupted her activity as a photographer. However, three years later, she acquired a Lumix: in that moment she really understand that she would truly become a photographer. She awhile experimented the street photography and then she majored in fixes lenses portraiture, a sophisticated technique which allow to take photos even with scarce brightness. Through self-timer photography, F. Vair discovers also herself. To overwhelm anxiety, fears and melancholy she is strongly inspired by Brooke Shaden and she finds in irony the effective solution. So the artist usually modifies and adjusts her photos with the help of specific programs in order to create a better vision of her own world as a sort of uncertain game. In the last years she obtained some important rewards: in 2015 and in 2016 she published her works on Digitalcamera and Nikon Photography, and, in the end, she won the Nikon Talent Prize as The best young photographer.