I deal with banal objects which I find – or do they find me? – in nature, on the streets, at home … anywhere.
I take them out of their utilitarian sense and put them into my aesthetic sense: inside my “black and white language,” matching the scene I create in the photographic studio with the image I had behind my eyes.
I believe that this action allows one who sees my pieces to taste an unexpected feeling about the quotidian. I do not want to change life nor the world with my art, but intend to make a person look through the trivial and see something else.
- Paula Tognarelli, Deputy Director of the Griffin Museum of Photography