Updated: Dec 14, 2021
Extract from 'I am your Mirror' photography book by Loredana Denicola ...
Then I met Stephen. I called him the Carpenter.
Steven is my ninth stranger. I met him online.
He lives in London, not far away from where I live, in Stoke Newington.
One evening I received his mail saying:
'Hello Lore, it sounds like an interesting project, and I would be very happy to help if I am suitable to you. I live in N16 - local. I would attach a photo but I can't see how to do it with Gumtree. Let me know how I can send you a photo. Even if I am of no use to you, I am also looking for someone to take a few photos of me for my own use. So since you are local, and if you need a bit of money, then there is that possibility.' Stephen
I replayed back, saying that I would be happy to meet him for a chat.
My idea was to photograph myself and twelve strangers that I would find through the Internet.
These strangers, would be free to choose a time and place to be photographed. They could express themselves as they wished, and could be anonymous, or not.
Steven is almost 60 years old, he has a degree in Psychology, he works as a carpenter in London and surroundings, he likes his job very much.
He is a pleasant person, well educated, quite curious about life and meaning of life. He grows tobacco on his terrace, and he likes living by himself. We decided to meet in his place and have a chat.
He gave me his address and I went to visit him.
The carpenter | I am your mirror photography project | Loredana Denicola