Among the new emerging photographers, there’s a ever rising number of women that, with their sensitivity, their sharpness and their deepness, have questioned and are in fact rewritting the standards of modern photography.

Romina Ressia is doubtless one of these; with her aesthetics and her taste, molded by a classical background influenced by artists such as Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Velazquez but also by contemporary artist as Maurizio Cattelan or Marina Abramović, she can analyze and tell what happens in the society she lives in and what gets her curiosity, through unique and “pictorial” images.

While having their roots in classical art, her pictures, extremely modern for their fascination with everyday life, earned her in a very few time not only a certain name and several awards, but also a place in some of the most important galleries in the world.

Romina Ressia has actually a non-artistic training: she graduated in business administration and went on doing this job for a while until she came to photography some years later, at first thinking it was just a hobby but later realizing it was her greatest passion. Romina herself believes that arts saved her from a very miserable life. We had the pleasure to ask her some questions to find out more about her work as an artist.

When did you start taking pictures and what led you to do this?
I started 7 or 8 years ago. I felt so unhappy with the job I had that I started taking classes of photography to clear my mind, as a hobby, but I discovered a passion.

 

Once you were into fashion photography then you left, in what did it restrict you?
I wasn’t completely satisfied with fashion, it bored me a bit so I was gradually moving to fine arts.

 

What is the main purpose of your photography?
I think it is only to express my doubts about the world and society in which we live, in a creative way.

 

The influence of classical art is visible in your work, what is your position towards contemporary art?
I love Contemporary Art, and even when I also love Classics and some of my work may look antique I think what I do, on the opposite, it’s super contemporary. Contemporary Art and its conceptualism allows artist to break the rules and not to have restrictions at the time to create, so I think is great. I am so anxious to know where it will take us.

 

What does thrill you the most about your job?
To bring new ideas into life. Starting a new project and to see how it develops. I think that is the most interesting part to me. Because after some time shooting the same I get bored and I can’t avoid thinking on something new and to forget the previous one.

 

How do you choose the subjects of your photos?
In general I do a research on Facebook and Instagram and then I choose them according to the project. But in general I like people with something special or a strong sight that allow me to show different kinds of beauty.

 

More exciting a journey abroad or a journey into books (maybe classics)?
I love both things, travelling is great because it opens your mind too different things and books are always something that I enjoy, specially Art books.

 

Now close your eyes… What’s your first image thinking of your country?
My home, Buenos Aires. I love my space and I love this city.

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How would have been? VI

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I know how beauty looks like

I know how beauty looks like

How would have been?

How would have been? 

Renaissance Cubism

Emotions & Expressions

Emotions & Expressions

How would have been Childhood?

How would have been Childhood?

Money

Not about death

Visit Romina Ressia website to discover more.