Naturalis Historia is work revisited through collages inspired by 18th-19th century encyclopedias about botany, animals and all the things revolving around the natural world. Some of the backgrounds that I’ve used are photos of the three-dimensional models of nature scenes made in the Natural History Museum in Milan. Other elements have been taken frome those encyclopedias, where every living being was classified with its particular scientific name and, in a certain sense, collected. Also, the model is made part of this classification.—Martina Giammaria
Milan-based photographer Martina Giammaria was formerly an archaeologist. Beautifully styled by Maela Leporati, Giammaria’s morphings of the human and natural world are quite surreal and equally blend and separate the two.