Evocative and Mythical: Nicol Vizioli Photography

Photographer Nicol Vizioli’s works have an unsettling quality of beauty and eeriness that tugs my heartstrings that instant I came across her work. Her photographs are clearly inspired by ancient mythology, literature, dreams and nature resulting in evocative, almost mythic images.

Born in Rome, where she studied Cinema & Digital Arts, Nicol Vizioli started working as a painter while completing her MA in Fashion Photography at London College of Fashion. Having initially studied painting, her photographs reflect the relationship of painting and photography and the inseparable influence they have on each other.

We have to note how she made excellent use of chiaroscuro, a technique evident in paintings that refer to clear tonal contrasts in subjects, and used this to make her subjects more fleshy, earthly and have an ancient feel. It’s brilliant how her photographs let the viewer experience the motifs of attraction, silence, fear and longing. You can visit more of her works at: www.nicolvizioli.com

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