The following photographic series expresses the biological event "Puberty" and the fears it brings upon children going into adulthood. A contradictory struggle to let go of a well-known and supposedly safe era, in exchange for an unknown, desirable, but at the same time frightful, stage called adulthood.
and seeing the adult as a horrific being.

  • Niccolò Ratto
  • Giulia Vagge
  • Judith Gaasendam
    Model / Stylist
  • Giovanna Garreffa
  • Date Taken:
    March 18, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
  • Camera:
    Canon EOS 5D mark IV
  • Student Project:
Artist Biography

Niccolò Ratto, born in Genoa on June 21, 1985, from a young age shows an intense passion for “stories” (especially the more disturbing and horrific ones) which motivates him to try and analyze the different ways of storytelling. He begins with cinema and photography, and trough self-teaching he takes his first steps into the world of the analog image, following by writing and studying the great classics. In 2005, to improve his skills, he enrolled at the International Academy of Fine Arts and Sciences (L'Aquila), where in 2009 he graduated with honors cum laude and achieved the title of "Mass Media Expert". Over the years, he continues his path of continuous research and experimentation of communication languages by traveling through Europe, constantly in the midst of abstractionist fascination and compulsive figuratism. In these years, writing becomes more and more fundamental for his professional growth. A strongly methodical approach combined with innate eclecticism allows him to go beyond form and means, thus consolidating the learned techniques and reinforcing his aesthetic perception of the image, with the ultimate purpose of telling stories.

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