New York-based photographer Antonella Tignanelli not only has a keen eye for photography, she also has a great sense of humor. Besides being attracted by the color scheme of her work, we did find joy in discovering her witty perspective on every-day objects and people. Mary Avocado is an optimist, managing to add lightness and humor to banal situations. To her, Instagram is a place to inspire and find inspiration, what’s better than taking that approach with lightness of heart?
I take photos every day and always carry a camera with me. When I don’t, I feel undressed.
What kind of details do you look for when you shoot?
I tend to gravitate towards everyday objects, buildings, situations that offer a certain formal beauty (color and texture for instance) but at the same time can constitute a witty perspective on the mundane and banal.
Is photography a part of your daily life?
It definitely is. I take photos every day and always carry a camera with me. When I don’t, I feel undressed.
Do you see social media as a tool to inspire or the other way around?
I see it as a two-way channel; I get a lot of my inspiration from social media and hope I inspire some people too.
What do you hope viewers get from your work?
A fresh take on the things and people that surround us and we live with.
What message are you trying to convey through your photography?
I’d like to think my work gives out a sense of lightness and optimism and also serves as a way to stop and see things we might take for granted in everyday life.
How does Instagram affect your art or the way you express yourself online?
I think IG provides me a structure which helps to be consistent and disciplined by pushing me to create a great number of works. Furthermore, it provides my work a platform that acts more like a sketchbook of ideas, which expands on this idea of lightness and wittiness.
What are your favorite elements that you like to use in your art?
Composition, color and unexpected narratives are among the main components that I tend to play with.