Serena Porino is a French photographer. Born in Paris, she has written for the theater and staged various plays of her creation (among them “A Table!”„ “L’Accident”, “La Clef et la Serrure”, “Memoria” a theatrical diptych with Michele Salimbeni, “Un terzo”, within the framework of the theatrical residency “Le Ville Matte”, in collaboration with Claudia Castellucci and Chiara Guidi).
Formed to the actor’s techniques within the prestigious Court Florent in Paris, she early turns herself towards the scenic direction.
Her theatrical work, which bases itself on a personal terminology of the image, closed to the cinematographic one and dislocates the verb through this more mysterious and more anarchic language, leads her to the art of photography.
To create images, in any way, to dialogue with the imaginary is a passion of always that Serena first expressed through writing. This is in the framework of a theatrical writing residency she started to really consider to work professionnally as a photographer.
The first and the most powerful influence and inspiration her in the matter of image is, cinema. She is very inspired among others, by Ingmar Bergman, Michaelangelo Antonioni, Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky, Šarūnas Bartas, Bélà Tarr.
Her privileged interlocutors are children, in the process that leads to create an image. Serena likes creating images of fictional rites, images of primitive and secret scenes… SheI also likes to capture scenes of the daily life, like a child playing treasure hunting, to reveal the underneath of a scene…
Many photographers inspire her, among them, the following ones: Sally Mann, Jock Sturges, David Hamilton, Will Mc Bride, Todd Hido, Sam Taylor Wood, Roger Ballen, Polixeni Papapetrou, Michal Chelbin, Irina Ionesco, Gottfried Helnwein, Francesca Woodman, Bill Henson, Jane Evelyn Atwood…