I first met Denicola at FLUX RCA where she was one of the official photographers. At the time I had little knowledge of her incredible personal artwork and projects. Since then I have got to know more about the life explorer and intuitive photographer Loredana Denicola.
Recently I have been interested in the concept of ‘Now’ and minimising past and present as an influence, so reading about Denicola’s discovery of self by identifying unhelpful habits of the mind really struck a chord. There is without a doubt the sense within her work that she is getting to the real personality of the subject matter rather than the forced or maybe restricted over thinking of many. There is an enlightened sense of freedom within who she captures, Denicola has an obvious ability to unleash the true personality of the people she photographs. It is a way to free the personality from the mind, a mind which so often absorbs the negativity of life and judgements. Denicola provides a picture of humanity stripped bare.
There is compassion in Denicola’s work as a photographer, she reserves any pre conceived ideals and coaxes the inner self of her subjects to question their mind, their being and their inner thoughts. In doing so she has produced emotive, intriguing, bold, exciting and real depictions of people – all unique and all completely wonderful.
I was delighted to exhibit Denicola’s work at the last FLUX and witness the overwhelming responses to her projects.
I really admire your work, thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.