There is a separation between the fictional world, represented by what is usually photographed on a set, and reality, represented by everything that remains outside of the frame. In this series of photographs- three still lifes set up in my studio and inspired by Flemish paintings- this separation is represented by a sharp line, which in this case is within the frame, thus creating a new imaginary boundary between reality and fiction.
Marcella Fierro was born in Verona in 1974, she moved to Bologna in 1993 to attend a theater set design course at the Academy of Fine Arts, during which a passion for photography was born while partaking a darkroom course. Her professional background began as an assistant to several photographers working in the field of advertising photography, where she learned studio photography techniques. Currently she works as a professional photographer in her own studio specializing in still life, portrait photography and furniture. She regularly collaborates with advertising agencies and private companies. Marcella Fierro’s artistic activity has always flanked her commissioned commercial work, where quality and creative research are the predominant elements of her photography she has conducted over the years. In 2009 she came 3rd in the Still-Life section for the Creative Professional Quality Award organized by Tau Visual, one of the most important photographers associations in Italy. www.marcellafierro.it