By CLOTILDE PETROSINOSTATEMENT:
“We are men we do have balls"
This is something I've learned since I was a child. I've always been interested in playing with boys, instead of girls, I had a thing for swords and cars. Even photography have always been considered as a men job and several times in my life I've heard the phrase "It's a man job, you can't do it". Even if times changes, sometimes when I feel a bit insecure that phrase come up in my head. Through time I've started to answer to that voice in my head:
"We are women we do have eggs".
And this has been the starting point and the idea behind this series. I wanted to play with female body and body parts through role play and mixing both female and male genitalia shapes. I've decided to partner with Veronica Meruzzi an artist who made several wax mold in order to be used as props on the scene. I've worked on building props to suggest the idea of a mix between women eggs and testicles.
We wanted to represent in few pictures that creepy feel that resides in all the misbelieves and legends around vagina and women diversity. Such as Vagina dentata, Just to name one of the myths around female genitalia.
Clotilde Petrosino Short Bio
Born in Italy, in 1987 Clotilde Petrosino is a freelance photographer and artist based in Rome,Italy.
Since her first steps in photography world her main focus have been the human body.
She works both with digital photography and film photography.
Most of her projects aims to explore human identity issues and sexuality matters.
Some of her works have been awarded at international competition and exhibited in London, Berlin and Spain.
Currently Clotilde Petrosino is working on several projects focused on sexuality issues emotions and human body collaborating with artist and sculptors all over the world.
"Photography is my greatest passion. I've been playing with cameras since I was 4 and I've never stopped! During the years I've got to know better the subject by studying both Photography and Art in general, keeping the focus on the relationship between body and technology. I deeply love images, the ones that are capable of catching your attention by a single detail or their mood.