Gypsy Collection 2011-2012, Firenze

 

A Romanian artist named Nicolae Grigorescu inspired my fixation with Gypsy portrayal and led me to question the idea of social norms restricting the license to beauty. These people, although so ingrained in the culture of Florence, are ignored and hidden. I tried to capture these Gypsies raw, as I experienced them myself, to which point they still fascinate me.