Frida is a work in progress, a hybrid documentary project between real and imaginary life. This is long-term collaborative project we embarked on when an escalation of apparently simple health issues changed this woman’s life forever. Today, the possibility of her living like a “normal”, healthy woman still appears a remote one; slowly, over the years, she has learned to live with pain, to accept it as part of her life. When I saw her physical resemblance with the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, I came to realise that there may also exist an uncanny link that connects their lives. Consequently I started to imagine her as a contemporary Frida. I have been photographing her in different moments of her life, creating her own mythology and blending fact and fiction just like Frida Kahlo herself has done in her life and work.


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