“Fons et Ŏrīgo” – homeland

“Fons et Ŏrīgo” – homeland

This is a further exploration and development of my project “Fons et Ŏrīgo” (to view the introduction that works also for the black and white version please view the album “Fons et Ŏrīgo” https://www.gretalorimer.com/works/fons-et-origo/ ). The version that I present here below focuses in more detail on the concept of home starting from some of the images […]

Fons et Ŏrīgo

Fons et Ŏrīgo

The distance causes the absence; the absence turns the imagination on; the imagination creates images of a presence. “Fons et Ŏrīgo” it’s an ongoing project I’m currently working on with my mother. Both terms stem from Latin and they respectively mean “source” and “origin”. We explore the relationship between mother and daughter, deeply bonded by […]

The colours of inner rooms

The colours of inner rooms

This project (produced in 2019) is the colour version of my work Inner rooms. One year later the first edition in black and white (produced in 2018), I decided to go back on it and see it in colour, how it had been actually shot in origin. The initial choice to convert it in black […]

Millennials’ insights

Millennials’ insights

As the sociologist Zygmunt Bauman would have said: we built a liquid society where we live a liquid life, ‘a precarious life, lived under conditions of constant uncertainty’ and ‘a succession of new beginnings’. (Liquid life 2005) My work Millennials’ Insights is an open and ongoing project – started in 2019 – on how the […]

Inner rooms

Inner rooms

The project started in 2018, after seven years of living far from home, in shared houses, very small most of the times. Nowadays we live in a liquid society – where liquid stands for uncertain and constantly changing, as the sociologist Zygmunt Bauman stated in his masterpiece “Liquid Life” – where we live a liquid […]

Differently familiar

Differently familiar

The work is an ongoing project that aims to explore different forms of familiar bonds which belong to the contemporary society. At the end of 2018 I’ve decided to begin this journey photographing some groups of my family, my partner’s family and some close friends’ familiar relationships. The following pictures belong to this first step. […]

An ordinary story

An ordinary story

The living together creates a parallel world, where public and private end up to be somehow intertwined. Through these self-portraits, I conceived the relationship with my partner as a journey, a creative reciprocity amongst the one, the other and the space. The house is a place of the living together that conveys a process during which […]

Undefined spaces, Humans walk in, A garden

Undefined spaces, Humans walk in, A garden

Let us think about our psyche as something made of undefined and disordered spaces, unvoiced thoughts and fundamental experiences with a strong imaginal power. Our psyche surrounds our inner world, takes place in it as much as in the outside world. A garden: a man-made creation that echoes a dialogue between human being and nature. […]

Differently naked

Differently naked

This project questions the bond between body and face, considered as parts of a single being, but with their own separate existence and identity. Almost everywhere, being nude is the natural condition of the face: we do not need to unveil it, it looks out at the world that acknowledges our presence through it. Generally, […]

(in)to the boundaries of bodies

(in)to the boundaries of bodies

Bodies aren’t full, empty or filled spaces, rather they are open spaces, places and rooms of existence. Bodies are always in contact. No living being can exist without touching and being touched. Everything touches parts of other entities. Touching themselves, or other bodies, or surrounding things, our bodies expose the infinity of our relations, piece […]