Behind Me – comes from the project that was exhibited at the Macro museum in Rome, called De solitude. This involves a very intimate relationship with the beauty of being alone. A very introverted journey.
The Eye – won the famous Sony World Photography Awards competition and was exhibited at Somerset House in London. This is an artwork that gives you a chance to play with your imagination.
The lines of the image are strong and confused at the same time, as is the expression in the eye of the protagonist. Denise Senneca has her own interpretation of where this Eye secretly observes our world: A corrupt world, not very tolerant, racist, full of hatred and violence, a world against minorities. In the presence of many racial prejudices and the malignity of this world, this Eye hides and observes. The Eye observes and hopes that in the future human beings will not be judged by their skin or colour, but will all be human beings. And maybe on that day, that Eye will stop hiding.
Meet your Meat – is an intimate view of how our human meat is similar to animal meat. The photo aims to stimulate a connection with the exaggerated consumption of meat in the actual world. The woman holds a cow’s heart which is very similar to a human heart. The photo was exhibited at the MATRICE exhibition in the historical Pastificio Cerere of Rome.
Touch – is a fine art piece created in a photo studio in Rome. The lights are very strong and the preparation behind was planned with assistants, make-up artists and two beautiful models. What Denise loves about this image is the cropping, the two girls’ faces are very close to the camera and they fit perfectly together.
Lucy can’t swim – Lucy Can’t Swim was a complicated and elaborate piece born from the idea of a woman who can’t swim, which Denise wanted to represent with swimming pool outfits and a cactus. The cactus represents the impossibility of swimming and her clothes represent the desire to swim. Behind the artwork, you can find her friends. Besides being friends she calls them collaborators for all the help they give her. Models, stylists, and make-up artists, they always get ready when Denise calls them and says “Girls, I have an idea. I want to take pictures!”. She was actually on the terrace of her house, the plants are her mother’s and the clothes are her father’s. Long story short her family and friends have always supported Denise in her artistic choices, and she feels very lucky for that.
Live in Plastic – is a timely reflection on the ever-increasing threat that plastic waste poses to our world. It presents a dystopian vision of a not-so-distant future where plastic covers people as well as our seas and landscapes.This image can be seen both as a warning and as a protest against our reliance on plastic.The photo was chosen by the TATE UK museum to be fetured on their social media and won the Left Bank Leeds competition where it was exhibited in print format.
Behind Me, Live Cinema Festival Macro
The Eye, Sony World Photography Awards
Meet Your Meat
Lucy Can’t Swim
Live In Plastic
Wait – was born in a Rome underground. The M stands for metro. I think the colors in this photo are very particular and evoke something in the viewer. The photo won the competition ET CETERA – Italian young street photography in Prague where I participated with two other photographic works by the Eleutheria Foundation.
The Man – was taken in Amsterdam and is one of my street photography pictures. I like how the smoke is emphasized by the choice of black and white. This was one of my first photos taken in that city and I don’t remember ever taking such suggestive ones again.
I Was Born Already Old – we are in the South of Italy and two women are walking with pans in their bags. I like the low angle shot and the choice of black and white. I Was Born Already Old was shot in the city where I was born and I like to think that I’ve captured myself from the future. The photo was exhibited at Ri/velazioni for Rome Art Week where I participated with two other photographic works curated by Alessandra Addante.
Life Is Strange – Naples lives a life of its own, it has its own rules, its own streets, a beautiful, deep-rooted culture that I wanted to photograph and report in five days dedicated solely to her, the magnificent, majestic Naples.
I Was Born Already Old
LIS – Life Is Strange