The end of love, the beginning of love

The end of love, the beginning of love has taken shape during a difficult period in my personal life.

I usually work on long term projects, and give myself a semi rigid structure to work with. This time, I wanted complete freedom. I just started going out with my old 35mm camera always with me, I tried different films with special effects. I didn’t know what I was doing, until I took this sort of visual diary and started putting images together, creating a narrative. The emotions flow from one end of the book to the other, it is a subtle line, a fragile narrative, but you can follow it. Just like the line can be subtle and fragile between the end of love, and the beginning of love.

Sometimes the end of one love is the beginning of a new love.
Sometimes the end of one love is the beginning of self love.
Sometimes the end of love is its deep transformation: it must end in order to begin again.
Sometimes all of these things happen at the same time.

Thus, like in a circle, the end of love is the beginning of love.

Edition data:
“The end of love, the beginning of love” is a self-published book of 32 colour pages, 148 × 210 mm, saddle-stitched, with a 5×8 cm sticker on the cover. Printed in 50 copies, in January 2020.

Caterina was born in Florence in 1981, and studied in Bologna, where she graduated with a thesis on the work of American photographer Francesca Woodman.

After an experience in the digital department at Magnum Photos Agency in Paris, she spent some years working as an assistant to photographers Ilse Frech, Giampiero Assumma, and Abbas and Patrick Zachmann (Magnum Photos). In the same period she starts to work as free lance photographer.

In the year 2010/2011 she has been the invited artist of the year at the École Municipale d’Arts Plastiques (Art School) in Vigneux-sur-Seine, where she has carried out a personal photographic project and workshops with students.

In 2012 she published the book “Palacinche”, made in collaboration with comic artist Alessandro Tota. “Palacinche” has been published in Italy, France, Germany.

Since 2018 she is the official photographer of the festival Italissimo, at the Maison de la Poésie in Paris.

Caterina is mostly interested in intimacy, female identity and the visual poetry of the everyday;  she focuses her work on these themes.

Since September 2006 Caterina lives and works in Paris.