Publisher: Glitterati Inc
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 1955 g
Dimensions: 333 x 235 x 28 mm
It's hard to believe that Italian photographer Ma mouna Guerresi doesn't use Photoshop for her dreamlike, spirituality-infused portraits -- many of her subjects levitate and have superhuman limbs. Guerresi was raised Catholic in Italy, but converted to Islam after a trip to Senegal in 1991. Over the next 15 years, she began taking photos rich with symbolism from Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. Rather than one religion in particular, it's Guerresi's reverence of the human body that unifies her portraits, which were published in her first book of photography just this week.--Stephanie Eckardt "New York Magazine, October 18, 2015 "
The cumulative effect of Guerresi's photographs is a blurring of the boundaries between what the real and the fantastical. In her work we perceive a sense of being that extends beyond the limitations of the physical form, a place we visit when we dream and assume a new way of perceiving the Oneness of the world. Inner Constellations charts the path we all share, an internal landscape, a space that exists between the sacred and the profane, the passage between light and dark, between life and death. It is the mystery we carry within us every day we are on this earth.--Miss Rosen "Crave Online, October 29, 2015 "
As you notice by the artist's pictures here, you can't help but feel a certain sense of calm with what your eyes bear witness to. One could easily think that what they're seeing is not altogether human but something much larger than that. At times, a lot of the subjects in the book, look as if they're floating, due to their supernatural powers. 'Maybe', one might ask, 'he or she in the picture is really a spiritual entity here to evoke change of perception, as Ma mouna has done by treating the human body as sacred dwelling place - a 'temple of the soul.'--Cause and Yvette, November 30, 2015