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Educated in Italy where she lives and works as a photographer, Cristina Coral’s approach to photography and its development was almost entirely self-
Cristina Coral was brought up in an artistic environment. Her father was a composer and music and art have always been a very important part of her life. She chose the camera as her main artistic expression in 2012. Photography has become an imperative language.
She has won awards at IPA, the Sony World Photography Awards, Px3, Life Framer and at “The Uncanny ” Contest with Gregory Crewdson and PhotoVogue.One of her works is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art MACS Sicily.
She has exhibited internationally with group shows in London and in Italy and her work has been featured in the Huffington Post De, Musée Magazine, Aesthetica Magazine, Plastik, Trendland, Art Sheep, Iris, Fubiz, Ignant, HungerTv, Fondazione Pitti discovery, Rai news, Einaudi, Lens Culture and Metal amongst many others.
-How did you first become interested in photography?
A few years ago, I started taking pictures just for fun, and I was suddenly captured by the curiosity to explore the world of the photography in much more detail. I understood that the camera could be a fascinating tool for exploring the world around me and moreover, of myself. I’m still in the process of learning and experimenting and this will likely never end.
My first camera was my mother’s camera: a Bencini Comet II film 127. I was very young, my first photographic subjects were my family..
-What words best describe your style of photography?
Aesthetic, mysterious and dreamlike.
-Is there a theme or concept that runs throughout all of your work?
My works are very often driven by research. The beauty and aesthetic and are strongly influenced by a detailed analysis of the subject and the photographic environment.The concept or the theme could be ‘space to the beauty’.
-What is your typical camera setup on a shoot?
I use a Nikon D90. I usually prefer to shoot on location with natural light… I like to experiment with different lens .
-What is your post-production workflow like?
I don’t use a lot Photoshop, sometimes I use it to adjust colours and light.
-What is your dream project?
I do not have a specific dream. I like to work on a new project with the same enthusiasm as the last one. Next, I focus on my ‘present’ which leads me to realise many ideas. The important thing is to choose the right location.
-Do you see your work as documentary, commercial or art based?
Art based. I am more influenced by the aesthetic way of thinking.
-Does a narrative structure play any part of how you plan and create your photography?
I think that the narrative is very important in photography. Also, my work has a narrative structure but there are single images that can tell an
-What is your approach to lighting like? How do you achieve your look?
The light for me is ‘intensity’. I prefer to work with natural light.
-What was the best career advice you were ever given?
I have received many tips from photo editors and photo book editors. What I remember most is: to identify yourself.