One of the highlights of my recent trip to Stockholm was my visit to Fotografiska – a photography museum. And one of the exhibitions that caught my eye especially was Confluence. A series of works that showcase the collaboration between photographer Michelangelo Di Battista and artist Tina Berning.
Di Battista is a fashion photographer and one of the biggest names in the fashion industry. The Italian photographer met Berning during a Vogue fashion shoot in 2007 and since then they’ve collaborated in a series of works merging photography, illustration, painting and crafts.
“It’s an honor to have the chance to leave my comments and traces on Michelangelo Di Battista’s beautiful photos by scratching their surface, adding layers of paint or cutting them to pieces. Each picture has a challenge to support, interpret, explore and annotate what he had captured before” explains Tina Berning.
“I know that when I shoot photos for a joint project I compose them in a different way; the photograph has the function as her canvas,” Di Battista explains and adds that he is very passionate about the collaboration. I love how the exhibition shows that you don’t have to confine yourself to the boundaries of your field. A collaboration like this transcends boundaries and creates a whole new set of art standard.