SARA MUSASHI
photography
 

Death in Venice

“His face, pale and charmingly secretive, with the honey-colored hair curling around it, with its straight-sloping nose, its lovely mouth and its expression of sweet and divine earnestness, recalled Greek statues of the noblest period, and, along with its extremely pure perfection of form, it was of such unique personal charm that the onlooker thought he had never come across anything so felicitous either in nature or in art.”  T. Mann, Death in Venice

 

The boys portrayed in this series remind me of Tadzio — the charming young man described in Thomas Mann's novel. Aside from his perfect features, Tadzio's irresistible allure is intrinsic to his age. I like to observe and capture the shifts that happen around us; the beauty and ambiguity of these boys are a great example of transformation. Age and experience, indeed, might soon obliterate these qualities. This project is a reflection upon this "sweet and divine" fascination with ephemeral and unreachable youth. 

                                                                            

 

 

All the photographs are analogue, taken with a Holga 120.

The fragmented effect is the result of multiple exposures.

©Sara Musashi, From Heaven, A Fiend

©Sara Musashi, From Heaven, A Fiend

©Sara Musashi, Solemn Steps

©Sara Musashi, Solemn Steps

©Sara Musashi, Victor and Cazire

©Sara Musashi, Victor and Cazire

©Sara Musashi, Twilight

©Sara Musashi, Twilight

©Sara Musashi, Aries

©Sara Musashi, Aries

©Sara Musashi, Alastor

©Sara Musashi, Alastor

©Sara Musashi, Nereid

©Sara Musashi, Nereid

©Sara Musashi, White Witch

©Sara Musashi, White Witch

©Sara Musashi, Tadzio

©Sara Musashi, Tadzio

©Sara Musashi, Noah

©Sara Musashi, Noah

©Sara Musashi, Icarus

©Sara Musashi, Icarus

©Sara Musashi, Lethe

©Sara Musashi, Lethe

©Sara Musashi, Wild Flower Eyes

©Sara Musashi, Wild Flower Eyes

©Sara Musashi, Empathy and Spite

©Sara Musashi, Empathy and Spite

©Sara Musashi, Christo At Bronson Canyon

©Sara Musashi, Christo At Bronson Canyon

©Sara Musashi, Botanical Interaction

©Sara Musashi, Botanical Interaction

©Sara Musashi, Ernest

©Sara Musashi, Ernest

©Sara Musashi, In My Feelings

©Sara Musashi, In My Feelings

©Sara Musashi, David

©Sara Musashi, David

©Sara Musashi, Ardent Lux

©Sara Musashi, Ardent Lux

©Sara Musashi, Liberty

©Sara Musashi, Liberty

©Sara Musashi, The O.A.

©Sara Musashi, The O.A.