For Francesca Perticarini, photography began on January 2012, with the purchase of her new DSLR. Since then, her photographic journey has been unique, creative and true to herself.

“It’s fun bringing my camera everywhere. Making the ordinary look better on camera. It didn’t take long for me to become really passionate and interested in it,” says Francesca, when asked about how it all began.

Soon she also learned that adaptability was a big part of her few found passion. Explaining that, with every new picture her way of working also transforms. Allowing Francesca to constantly learn from her work, and never stagnate as an artist.

I love to adapt myself to something new. You can’t always have the perfect light or the best luck. You just have to get out of your comfort zone and things will turn out just fine,” assures Francesca.

In this exclusive collection for Foreground, this self-taught photographer successfully gets out of her comfort zone to experiment with a studio and customizing her lighting for 3 out of the 6 pictures here, in the pieces titled ‘The Ice Queen.’

While the composition, lighting, technique and edit for each image is different, the beauty that rests within each image and the story it tells the viewer, cannot be missed.

The Barca

The Ice Queen

The Ice Queen

Solitude

Solitude

One of the most prevalent aspects of Francesca’s photography is her presence in each picture. She’s the narrator to a story that you can see in a singular image or collection; No small feat for any photography, let alone a budding self-taught one.

As for her creative process, Francesca says planning is a crucial part of all her pictures. Whether it’s the model, the make-up, the lighting or the location, Francesca decides it all ahead of time. But no matter, how much the pre-planning, this photographer is always surprised to find she takes shots that are sometimes different from what she initially had in mind. Untitled-1

Adrift

Adrift

While her pictures tell their own stories, Francesca tries to represent themes of identity, humanity and the environment around us, in her work.

While this sometimes leads to pictures with a darker more powerful tone, Francesca says, that doesn’t necessary mean her photography is gothic.

With a great creative eye and willingness to experiment, Francesca Perticarini’s work is a stunning amalgamation of imagination, reality and uncanny perspective. As for her collection for Foreground- this is the work of an artist who is truly in the business of creation and has nowhere to go but up.