Clara Antonelli


Photography for me is my life. A mirror on the emotions that we feel. An opening to my heart. More than a passion, it is my driving force. Bathed in music by my parents and all art form at a very young age, photography will take over when I turn 13, with my first AE1 in my hands. Above all, the seed germinated first in a dark room with a Durst, in my cellar; 10 years of Ilford and slides, black & white prints, selenium turns. Then little by little with my personal evolution which was always aiming for a new point, like a thirst, I switched to color, to digital. This self-taught path, in my view, is essential; because when today the "down" to live only on his passion arises, it is thanks to these beginnings that I always recover, this period in me in the lab gives me strength and the magic that I discovered there still fascinates me as much; besides, I have not abandoned my pelloch, nor my durst. This is the picture for me: magic. I look for hidden or virgin worlds for my landscapes, quite often loaded with energy, I am attracted uncontrollably by caving, submarines and the ocean, my muses. The constantly evolving world offers us an infinite number of panoramas, with each fraction that the light changes, each day, month, year ... centuries. How to get tired of exploring the world? As for the Human or the Animal, I am essentially what my heart tells me and allows me to be carried by the other. I like to photograph the portrait without any time limit, it is a conversation between the person and me, but without words. My goal in life is never to let go of my box from my hands, until the end; to be in constant turmoil to "write", and above all to transmit! Trained at the SPEOS school in 2006, with a Master in Studio Specialty, I perfect myself alongside great teachers such as Georges Fèvre, my favorite magician, and Helene Védrènne who sharpened my eye and taught me how to use light . They both taught me to see before creating it what we have not yet created. So a whole new world opened up. To be Pro and to become it. Digest. Develop, Continue to learn, understand myself and express myself today. But it's in perpetual motion, tomorrow my photo will be different from today, because it moves with me, with who I am! In my daily life I am more of a portrait photographer, and what defines me from the beginning rather follows the path of a "landscape painter". For me, the image, fixed or in motion, is a professional tool for transposing an idea, a perception, a point of view that is sometimes extremely personal; a free spirit, who loves Life above all else. In love with the sea, the Earth, I want to be able to show Beauty, where the breath stops, where the planet offers us its greatness, where the human being does not dare to reveal his power and show himself stronger, where we observe and understand that with respect, everyone has their place in this Life. Learn lessons by observing what gives us life: the elements & emotions, interactions, strong moments and the inexplicable, the little things and the invisible very present, the hope and the alliance of this perfect Nature with the fascinating complexity of the Human Being. The desire to tell especially how important it is to listen to our heart whatever its path. Without any judgment, each photograph suggests a vibration to you, for everyone to find their own emotion, or the one they want to feel. For me they are all connected one in one thing: an infinite cycle. Have a nice trip :) --------------- * WHO AM I? The Franco-Italian, the photographer, adventurer, diver, the human being, the camerawoman, the reckless globetrotter, the daughter of two musicians, the insatiable curious, passionate, a bit trash and explosive, the completely dreamy, the shy, the extrasensitive , the one with the focus on the details, the lover for the ocean, the free electron, the frank and loyal, the hiker on a world, the never ending explorer. Nature, Humanity, Animals, Discover, Meet, Travel, Write ... Teach, Assist, Work in team, Share, Help, Learn, Dream, Laugh and Live! "

2016. Into the Top 50 for the REDBULL photographer application. (international contest) 2012. Photographer of the month for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC France (France) 2011. Jury favorites. Photo competition "Around the world of the 5 senses", BEGLOB (France) 2010. PREMIO MARIO per Giovani Artisti 4th edition, Arcos Museo di Arte Contemporanea del Sannio, Benevento (Italy) 2008. 5th place in the Landscape category. CANON EOS DEFI (France)

ART EDITION 2019 / 2020. Publication of the book in co-writing with Fanny Courcier, author-writer. 2014. Art book "Nothing is eternal except sparks" by Christophe Chenebault, in support of the Kogis Indians (France / Colombia). Composed of 40 photographers including REZA and Yann Arthus Bertrand 2013. Illustration of the album "Adamah" by Do Montebello, at Frémaux Associés (France) EXHIBITIONS 2019. The Unfiltered: Portfolio Walk. The VU 'gallery, Paris. (FOTOFEST 2019. Paris) 2014. Exhibition with the photographer OSSIANE for the concert and release of the album "Adamah" by Do Montebello l'Européen, 5 rue Biot, Paris 17, Paris (France) 2012. Traveling collective exhibition of contemporary art "Adotta un artista" Comune di Barletta. organized throughout the city by Cool Tour. Personal exhibition in the 'Carpe Diem' room. Exhibition of 40 prints on the 4 elements. Barletta, Puglia (Italy) 2009. Personal exhibition "Carpediem". Swiss village. Gallery 92. Paris 15th (France) 2006. Group exhibition SPEOS Paris Photographic Institute, Paris. (France) 2002. Collective exhibition with 8 photographers and a sculptor MJC FLC from Fontainebleau. B & w silver prints (France)