In this visionary Renaissance nine still characters are portrayed in striking handcrafted clothes made by Tagliavini himself. Set against the backdrop of art history, the Swiss-Italian artist wields his lens after the long complex process of designing, building and making to create his mis en scene.
From beginning to completion Tagliavini's work is a labour of love. He admits that he enjoys the process as much as the resulting photograph.
Christian Tagliavini lives in Lugano, Switzerland, and works as a graphic designer and photographer.
1503 is currently on view at Diemar / Noble Photography, London.
© Christian Tagliavini
Courtesy Christian Tagliavini / Diemar/Noble Photography
Christian Tagliavini: 1503
November 3, 2011 - January 7, 2012