Broken Glass

PrizeOfficial Selection in Shoot (photo/video)
ArtistLeonardo Bandinelli

Break the barriers. The fragility of the broken glass in contrast to the confident and hypnotic gaze of the subject. As if to say: problems? Signs of an early maturity. The girl, once fearful, becomes more sure of herself by breaking the barrier behind which she was insecure. The breaking of the glass represents this step. The portrait is deliberately in High Key because white is purity, like the girl. The subject is representative: this discourse applies to all ages. Insecurity can be removed at 20 or at 40: there is no well-defined age.