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The reincarnation
 of Ophelia

The reincarnation
 of Ophelia

Monia Merlo

Italian photographer (born 1970) Studied architecture at Venice University
International publications
Vogue Italy, Makamo, Fotonotiziario, Style, InsideArt-Fotoblur, Worbz, Art Limited, Uploadyourtalent, DDmag.
International collaborations
Fashion house Semi-Couture, home of the talented designer Erika Cavallini, Villari, Cmaera con Vista, Lola Swing, Jupe de Satin and Raptus & Rose, Porsche and Nespresso.
Exhibitions
Circus gallery, Museum Minguzzi Milano, Art + Commerce in New York and Sakura Gallery in Paris

Monia Merlo

Italian photographer (born 1970) Studied architecture at Venice University
International publications
Vogue Italy, Makamo, Fotonotiziario, Style, InsideArt-Fotoblur, Worbz, Art Limited, Uploadyourtalent, DDmag.
International collaborations
Fashion house Semi-Couture, home of the talented designer Erika Cavallini, Villari, Cmaera con Vista, Lola Swing, Jupe de Satin and Raptus & Rose, Porsche and Nespresso.
Exhibitions
Circus gallery, Museum Minguzzi Milano, Art + Commerce in New York and Sakura Gallery in Paris

The new sensuality is floral, elegant, vulnerable and intensely feminine
The new sensuality is floral, elegant, vulnerable and intensely feminine

Photography
Monia Merlo

Photography
Monia Merlo

Pale skin, fiery red hair to the waist, ankle-length ethereal clothes in a floral dreamscape. All in soft, wavy contours like the shallow water in which beautiful Ophelia once drowned as a result of unrequited love. These beautiful images have been created by Monia Merlo, whose clients include Italian Vogue. Timeless still-lives inspired by Hamlet’s tragic heroine Ophelia, the emerging muse for the creative elite. The end-result is one of breathtaking beauty: floral, elegant, vulnerable and intensely feminine. The new sensuality captured in magical light.

All the work of Italian photographer Monia Merlo (45) is a feast for the eye: magical lighting, vulnerable intensely pale female bodies in a silent floral dreamscape. Sensuous and physical, yet innocent. Mystical femininity which verges on the sacred. It’s so beautiful you could almost drown in it. A view shared by many, since she has now collaborated with a number of prestigious fashion labels. Her work has been published in various international magazines including Italian Vogue, and has been displayed in leading galleries such as Art + Commerce in New York and Sakura Gallery in Paris. This is all the more remarkable when you consider that Monia only started working as a photographer 5 years ago.

Monia’s work focuses on fashion and flowers. She uses only natural light, bringing out the contours and detail more beautifully and making her photographs resemble paintings. She finds her inspiration in literature, poetry and the idealised femininity of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. A period which is currently enjoying increasing popularity amongst the creative elite and trendsetters. She likes to use romantic flowers in delicate colours with an air of vulnerability, such as blossom, fragile roses and daisies__________.

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