You must learn to exist with no religion, no country, no allies. You must learn to live alone in silence.
– William S. Burroughs
Caterana Tonnē Fleur is the author of this work. These pictures were taken in London, somewhere in Italy, wandering UK. “Silence is Sexy” is exactly what it claims to be: it is the hunt for some peace, in places usually crowded. It is a hunt for a new meaning in life, a growth, a personal place that is inside all of us. What is more sexy than a person who knows him/herself?
She came a long way, needed to move to London to “change her way to think, to see and react”. Now, what Cat can say about herself is that “I’ve never been interested in architecture from a photographic point of view, now it’s all I can see. I find myself looking more and more for geometry, consciously. Photographing buildings makes me feel secure, I feel no pressure taking a moment to study them and understand them. Everything has to be essential and it has to be balanced“.
This project, that combines architecture and nature, is surely essential, also in the use of colors – where Cat seems to prefer black and white photographs, probably to emphasize the shapes.
Let’s take a long breathe and enjoying some silence at our desk, in front of our computer.