Poetry of the ordinary
Bizarre or trending subjects, catch a break with our curiosity of the week. Caterina Theoharidou’s favourite tool? Her boundless imagination. Her colourful pictures sublimating the mundane are showcased on her Instagram account.
Based in the Apulia region, in Italy, Caterina Theoharidou works as a graphic designer and illustrator. Her Instagram account showcases the refined project she named “the beauty in the ordinary”. Minimalism has quickly become her favourite aesthetics. “My passion for photography was born from a need to express the way I view reality and people surrounding me. I wanted to find a way to stop time and to add to my pictures some lightness and clear lines”, the artist tells us. The perfect recipe for a minimalist photography? “Detail, abstraction, controlling colours and frame but – above all – the creator’s imagination”, Caterina Theoharidou says.
Software programmes… and a boundless imagination
It all started when the Italian photographer was studying architecture. Photography played an important role in her studies. “The two mediums are perfectly linked, one completes the other”, she adds. Indivisible, the two practices blur in Caterina Theoharidou’s meticulous work. She claims her creativity to be the perfect tool to produce a complex – yet simple – artwork. Feminine silhouettes – whose faces remain hidden – flourish in bizarre situations and in front of monochrome backgrounds. The use of software is necessary, but not essential. “I know good software programmes, but I also believe in taking the risk to create what I love without them”.
Throughout her productions, Caterina Theoharidou invites us to reinterpret beauty, and to write our own poetry. “Each image has something to tell. And everyone gets to translate it as they see fit”, she concludes. A curiosity that will awaken your imagination.
© Caterina Theoharidou