Caterina Nasini, aka Caterana Tonnē Fleur, was born in Florence (Italy). She moved to London in 2013, where she was confronted with new experiences and cultural influences that changed her deeply.
She is fascinated by passersby stories and fantasises about being invited into their world: her images are created in an attempt to understand the innermost thoughts, passions, regrets, desires and dreams of her subjects.
Her work is heavily influenced by movies, cinematic in look and infused with a sense of melancholy and stillness. She silently observes from a distance and studies the interaction between people and spaces, her photos catching moments ‘in between’, where a narrative is just beginning or perhaps continuing, creating tension and sparking curiosity in the viewer.
Portrait: Bennet Pimpinella
As of 2021, I will be collaborating with 'Myr, Support for Psychedelic Experiences', brainchild of Eta an Italian artist and psychedelic companion based in the Netherlands. I have known Eta for many years and have respected and admired her for just as long.
Our collaboration is one of opposites that merge at the seems and we look forward to share this dynamic with her clients in support, and as a record, of their experiences .
This is still a controversial topic as it is regarded by some as just about 'dangerous illegal drugs' and by others, (re)discovering their historic use in shamanism and the scientific psychedelics' research of the 60s, a goldmine of untapped potential for healing a suffering World with Psilocybin Trials currently undergoing in the city where I am based, London.
I would also personally recommend reading 'How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence' (published in 2018) by author Michael Pollan and 'The Doors of Perception' by Aldous Huxley, (published in 1954).