Violeta Capasso, 1994, born and raised in Buenos Aires. She has been taking photos since the age of 13 and after finishing highschool she studied cinematography. Nowadays she works as a freelance photographer while working on her personal portfolio.
“Ever since I’ve started with photography my intention has been and is — to portray the evolving relationship I have with my surroundings – my body, feminity, gender, intimacy, friends and the city where I live – on 35mm film. I don’t think I have a creative process – whenever I’m uninspired I whether force myself to get out of my comfort zone or I totally stay in it. I try to give myself time to heal, to understand my own vision, and to love and own it.”
What does feminism/ being a feminist means to you?
Being an intersectional feminist in my daily life means to live and work following new parameters towards me and towards the other.
Since I went deep on this politic, I try to hang around between alike people, with kindness, trying to build new ways of perceiving the world and show what we do according to the intersectional feminism.
I don’t believe this is something that comes by itself, it requires effort, introspection and patience to find a positive change that help us live much more in peace.
How would your utopian future world look like? (regards or disregards feminism)
My ideal world is one in which women, non binary identities and transexuals are able to access education, work and health as if we were white cis high class men.
What keeps you sane in this insane world?
Medication, therapy, Bach flowers.
Music, cinema, food, sex, photograph, not to photograph, cooking, long walks with my dog, naps with my cat, handwashing clothes and being alone.
How do you support other women in your field/ in your life? How do you think we should?
Well, I think that supporting with a message on social media is something nice to do, but it’s interesting to try hard to include others in our projects.
The nails you need polished for a fashion production could be done by new trans artists, lesbians or non binaries. The model you choose for a campaign. Who you buy your clothes to. Who is your tattoo artist. That way, with those changes is how you create a wave of power and support.
I always thought that to photograph is somehow to honor. Some time ago I used to make portraits as tribute, now it’s a bit more complicated because of time and money issues, but if I’m working I always try to use “my power” to include disidences.
“Power ” would mean that maybe a brand listens and gives me the chance to choose the team.
What do you see as your biggest challenge?
My main challenge at the moment is to be able to hold my personal life, mental health, work and art in an equal balance.
I have a complex personality, I suffer from anxiety and depression, it turns really easy to boicot myself and go to extremes, from not working at all to work the whole day or sleeping the whole weekend to not sleep at all.
I wish I could find a balance while I keep on growing as a photographer.