Little things make dead moments interesting, seemingly marginal details step up and stand out. I remember how eagerly, during the first lockdown, I awaited the daily pictures published by Claudia Zalla, an Italian photographer.
Simple still lives that tell the story of the passing hours, taking on unexpected forms in the boredom of those monotonous days. Clean shots created by a meticulous composition. Flowers made of cables and rulers.
Her passion for photography began in her tender years. Claudia still remembers struggling to prise the old Kodak with the brown leather case out of her father's hands.
Now, in her photographs, Claudia tells the tale of perfectly focused interior landscapes, illuminated by the afternoon sun. The only light that, as it shines through the window, doesn't make you feel caged in these days. The daily routine of full glasses and bags tossed down, wrapped in elegant lines and soft colours.
Through her eyes, you feel the grace of her subjects, and almost feel as though you can move them.