Still Life | Bad Omens | Italian Style

Pomagranite

 

Photographer Olimpia Piccolo is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the ‘The Evil Eye’ series.  To see Olimpia’s body of work, click on any image.

 

Bread

 

Lettuce

 

Pepper

 

The Evil Eye is a series based on the rooted Italian tradition of the superstition or Malocchio. Malocchio is best described as a curse, though strangely, can be something as simple as a compliment. Reflecting on my nationality has allowed me to focus on certain cultural elements which I think have made me the woman I am today. Superstitions have been part of the Italian culture for thousands of years and even if you don’t associate yourself with these believes like me, you will inevitably know at least a few. I was intrigued to know how far these believes would go and how in fact they originated. I challenged myself to visually represent a few of these bad omens and decided to stage still life scenes in the studio by using the energy each omen gave me.

 

Birds

 

Pear

 

Frame

 

Grapes

 

All images and text © Olimpia Piccolo

 

 

See also:

All Good and Very Happy?

By Olimpia Piccolo

 

 

 

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