Entry Title: "The room of roses"
Name: Federica Lazza , Italy
Category and Expertise: Family, Non-Professional


Entry Description: She's ninety years old, has exquisite taste, and is extremely wise. I never had a true grandmother-grandaughter relationship with her, but have always respected her greatly. 'The Room of Roses' is always closed. She never spends time in it, but on this particular day, she yearned to live it, be at one with it. The essence of my grandmother is in that room. As a child I wanted to spend as much time as I could in there.

About the Artist:

I wasn't born into the world of photography. I stumbled into it a couple of years ago whilst living in New York, and have not been able to stop since. My father always encouraged me to pursue photography. He believed I had a gift. I chose to believe him, and tried. My first real experience as a photographer was when I was working for Oliviero Toscani. Thanks to his teachings I learnt that "no detail is ever too small'.