Hello ! I’m Alexandra Banti, a french photographer.
Firstly attracted by drawing and illustration, I discovered photography during her visual communication studies. Then, I began to practice my passion in parallel with my studies, learning over the shootings and enriching meetings. Photography allowed me to fully express my creativity. Indeed, I create stages, outfits and headdresses but I also, mostly of the time, do make-up and hair styles for my models. For the past 3 years I’ve been producing images which, I hope, bring a little bit of beauty and emotions in a world sometimes too hard.
I’m also very interested in the history of costume and fashion (from the renaissance to the 70), other times manners and costumes and the place of women in society. Indeed, you can easily notice that this last one takes a very important place in my work. Sometimes femme fatale, sometimes ethereal, she seduces or emu, but always in an elegance and beauty concern. My goal is not to place the woman into an object of desire, but to play on the « mystical » side they may have.
My other passions are the reading (mostly books dating other times and whose heroines are women like Jane Eyre, Ana Karenina, Gone with the wind … Which demonstrate social circles, the place of women in a certain century, and destinies), ballet (after almost 12 years of pause), and travels (to discover new cultures, wonderful landscapes, architecture or visiting in museums ).
Although I currently chosen to work as a graphic designer and photographer, passionate by art in general, I dream that one day I’ll be able to try other things such as set design or accessories creation for the opera or the theater.