Clara Cohen is an Argentine photographer based in London. Her work explores conceptions and misconceptions of the body and it’s desire, as well as the transformative power of the image.
Photographic work focused on medium format film that concentrates on social misconceptions of the body and it’s desire, as well as a certain al-chemical power of the image through how it can transform both time and space.
What inspires you?
Most things inspire me really, I tend to go for how light moves within the day, but it’s also about people I see in the tube, how certain models move, a reflection of myself somewhere, and of course the movies and books I watch and read as well as the images I am constantly bombarded by (unavoidable)
What do you do to unwind from a stressful day?
I just get home and cook whatever I feel like cooking, and if I need to talk it out just invite someone over for dinner. Otherwise I bike, and always always eat chocolate.
How would your utopian future world look like?
I have no capacity to think of the future, never had, and I like the idea of never having it, I think it’s quite cool to inhabit the present with a certain unavoidable nostalgia.
Who is your role model / hero? Who do you look up to?
I look up to soooo many people, honestly. In photography I think Wolfgang Tillmans is quite a role-model, because of his capacity to blend the photographic with the social, and artistic in such a natural way, I also admire my teachers who have taught me to pace and edit myself, to rewrite, to think before I act. I’m also inspired by my friends who take approaches to life which I admire so much and find absolutely inaccesible for myself.
What do you see as your biggest challenge?
Functioning? Especially in winter.
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