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Scarlett Casciello / Portraits

Editorial 08.05.20

Photography Scarlett Casciello

Photographer Scarlett Casciello’s pondering during isolation has led to a creative journey: it has forced her to look at the way she produces images of female subjects -often nude- and how she reacts with them. She shares her musings and feelings on this new photographic perspective in this raw, honest portrayal of the female form through her own body. She encompasses her representation of and relationship with the female body as a female photographer in this exclusive series of self portraits for ALSO Journal.
Scarlett: “This was quite interesting for me, it began by having an urge to create and use my medium and developed into something much more meaningful over time. For the first time I was forced to create imagery completely independently, without a team to fall back on or create ideas with. Its made me think about how it feels as the sitter to be in the frame, as I do create a lot of nude imagery. Theres something quite strange about being a photographer that doesn’t have the ability to sit comfortably and confidently in front of the camera, I put my lens on people and take that part of them with me most days and yet I find the experience myself usually invasive and uncomfortable.”
“I think its important as a photographer to truly understand what that experience feels like for the sitter, in order to help create a deeper connection. This was an opportunity to explore that. I wanted to also regain some confidence in myself as a person that I noticed I had lost over the past few years, not just in my body but in my mind. I love to celebrate and create a vision of confidence and power in women through my work, and on reflection I thought, if I don’t have confidence within myself, how can I be true to the message I aim to project to other women?”

“I love to celebrate and create a vision of confidence and power in women through my work, and on reflection I thought, if I don’t have confidence within myself, how can I be true to the message I aim to project to other women?”

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