Aurora

It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

I use photography as a tool to observe the world and tell stories that help us see a different reality. I believe that what we can see and imagine in our minds can also be projected into the world around us. My photography includes “I’m a Woman” project, inspired by the need to break down obsolete parameters of how society sees women, and a special collection, “Entrepreneurs Underwater”, inspired by the absence of gravity underwater that makes our bodies free to move in any direction and explore new limits like entrepreneurs do.  

“I’m a Woman” is an ongoing collection created over the last 10 years. It is a place where I wish to capture all the possible multi-dimensions of women, with the intent of providing a more complete definition of who we are. By browsing hundreds of pictures in one minute, I want to bring back to life the feelings of getting old, being naked, scared, curious, unaware, determined, and the entire spectrum that defines being a woman. I also wish to bury the notion of the “perfect” woman and to shed light on the real us.

“Entrepreneurs Underwater” represent the spirit of entrepreneurship: challenging the impossible. Just as living underwater is impossible for human beings, entrepreneurs challenge what already exists and try to innovate by creating new solutions. For me, water represents a discomfort zone for most people. That mental discomfort zone is where entrepreneurs and creative artists live . All the subjects in these photos recreate normal situation, eating a strawberry, reaching for eyeglasses, all while overcoming the discomfort of posing underwater.

I also wear other hats. I’m CEO of Hack for Big Choices and an Innovation Strategist. You can lear more here or you can find here my bio.

In case you want to drop me a note, you can reach me at aurora.chiste@gmail.com or here.

Aurora, also called @Twittaurora on Twitter 😉