The Hand-Colored Photographs of Chiara Dondi

Chiara Dondi is a film photographer from Italy, whose haunting snapshots combine antagonistic ideas (like life and macabre, for example) in order to reveal her own interpretation of the world. And that’s not the only thing she came up with. She combines analog, conventional photography with painting/manual coloring. “During these years I’ve developed my technique with analog photography”, she told Cultartes Magazine. “I take the photo and then I process it with color and other materials”.

(c) Chiara Dondi

(c) Chiara Dondi

(c) Chiara Dondi

(c) Chiara Dondi

(c) Chiara Dondi

(c) Chiara Dondi

(c) Chiara Dondi

(c) Chiara Dondi

(c) Chiara Dondi

(c) Chiara Dondi

The result? This huge collection of color-blinded pieces where it doesn’t matter the sky is red or the fire is silver. Even though some of Chiara’s photographs are what we’d normally label as gothic, the most used color seems to be violet, which gives us a vaguely good vibe. A feature that holds us constantly under the impression we’re Mars travelers (where the sky is violet, as you know!).

See more of Chiara Dondi’s artworks on Flickr and Tumblr.

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Romanian self-taught writer, based in Cyprus, interested in contemporary art, unconventional culture and gonzo journalism. Writing for almost a decade, he is agnostic, supports a censorship-free society and reads way less than he wants.

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