We're always partial to a bit of food photography, particularly if it's a little absurd!
Italian photographer Carmen Mitrotta is a shutterbug who has recently caught our eye with her epic use of colour, shape and texture. Oh, and the food! Who thinks to perch a sardine atop a mountainous kiwi fruit? Or create an avocado creature toting a cherry from a grafted crab claw? We would love to jump inside Carmen's brain and see what's going down in there...
Carmen Mitrotta was always attracted to the visual arts growing up, and initially devoted herself to painting at art school in Lecce, Italy. She soon left painting behind to focus exclusively on photography. It was through her studies of varied mediums of self portrait and experimentation in the dark room that led her to adopting peculiarity in shape and colours to be the main theme in her work.
Carmen Mitrotta currently works and lives in Milan. We can see that colour and form are her muse in works which are almost painterly in their composition. She doesn’t stick to the expected, and it’s that element of unpredictability that excites us so much about the work!
Enjoy more of Carmen Mitrotta’s work on her website.