MUSED – Book 2021
Coffee table book 2020.
Carina Wachsmann is a German photographer and creative director living between Paris, Rome and South Germany. She has established a modern yet timeless vision of photography and film throughout the years.
Her photographs are a mix of precision with a touch of beauty and light, playing mostly within a black and white universe with shades of mysterious grey, tunnels of deep black, and flowing blurs.
“I’ve always been very inspired by iconic images of legends such as Herb Ritts, Robert Mapplethorpe and Irving Penn. The black and white photo has a timeless quality that I love. Everything is stripped down to the core. Light, shadows, and graphic compositions create beautiful raw emotions. It is the essence of Less is More in every way.”
She describes herself as a curious person, especially when it comes to places and people. Her study of the female body, portrait and the beauty of this world gives us a unique vision, and lends a sense of nobility to her subjects.
With her book “MUSED” she gives a nod to the Californian light and invites us to dive into her distinctive world which celebrates illusory scenes.
“I’m looking for the unexpected. I’m looking for things I’ve never seen before.“ Robert Mapplethorpe, Art News, 1988