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emanuela franchini
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  • United Kingdom
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College / University
Self tought
Program / Degree
Create and Be Free Level 1 & 2
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If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Conceptual, Photography
I am...
taking conceptual self portraits exploring the interaction with everyday objects and household environment.
About my artwork
Emanuela Franchini was born in Italy in 1971. A move to Milan to attend the School for Interpreters and Translators in 1991 did not deter her passion for photography and she continued to explore her creativity amidst her translation studies.

A move to London in 1999 fueled her existing passion for photography and she began working with an advertising agency, exploring and developing her visual creativity which led her to experiment with the art of self portraiture focusing on everyday life with a twist.

In July 2007 her passion began to pay dividends and her image entitled “Cheap 70’s Porn”, a self portrait, was used by the New York band The Strokes for the homepage of their website. In a tide of interest that ensued, she delighted in the 2008 Sony World Photography Awards selecting her image “Low Tide” across their website to advertise the photographic award.

In 2008 three of her images were published in the October and December issues of the online art magazine Platform58 and the Canadian online magazine Toro Magazine have published an interview together with some of her self portraits in the January 2009 issue.

In a striking contrast that befits her paradoxical nature, she has been the photographer for the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League at the Field of Remembrance and at the private conference at Canada House with Prince Philip. In February 2009 Emanuela has been commissioned by the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League to shoot a portrait of Prince Philip, which will officially give her the moniker of a ‘Royal Photographer’.

2009 and demand for her compositions increases as seven of her images have been published in an art booklet by Signum Art Publishing (Italy).

She has been part of a joint exhibition with the photographer Cristina Cocullo entitled “Heterological Boundaries” at the Mayfair Library, London during March-April 2009.

Recently new works have been added to “Heterological Boundaries” giving the opportunity to show more material this time at the Foundry in London during October 2009.

During November/December 2009 she has been part of the group exhibition “Telling Tales” at the Mayfair Library in London.
Artists I like
Guy, Bourdin, Terry Richardson, Jeff Wall, Wolfgang Tillmans, Cindy Sherman, Martin Parr, Flor Garduno, Nan Golding
Centre of the artworld:
nowhere and everywhere

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At 11:00 on April 26, 2010, VIANNEY HANRIOT said…
Interesting work !!!
At 10:08 on April 26, 2010, N.S.VALLUVAN said…
A sense of physical mystery prevails in your Art-photography which refers to human dead ends . . .

At 15:04 on May 19, 2009, Baron Verkmann said…
A very rich body of work..... I can see the influence of TR in them... lovely!
At 7:44 on November 29, 2008, daniel balanescu said…
what about Joel Peter Witkin ? did you see his works?
At 17:47 on November 21, 2008, Valdemar Cher & Tania Krosse said…
Hi Emanuela! Thanks for commenting our work! We love your stuff too, it really impressive!
At 15:37 on November 11, 2008, Sebastiano said…
lei deve avere una mente molto contorta signorina franchini ;-) xxx
At 22:57 on October 31, 2008, BOIGEOL said…

At 15:27 on October 24, 2008, Erna G.S. said…
hi Emanuela
thanks for your nice comment on one of my image!
I didn't notice it untill now, There has been some trouble with my page, getting message and more...

I like your work, nice photos. Would love to be your friend but cannot add you because there is still some technical problem....if you can add me please do so :)

At 9:18 on October 15, 2008, nicola di caprio said…
Ciao emmanuela (2m)
grazie per l'apprezzamento del mio lavoro.
ho avuto difficoltà ad aprire emanuela.carbonmade.com/ ma dalle foto che vedo incarni visivamente una sorta di interno domestico / desperate housewife. Interessante!
At 9:37 on October 9, 2008, Lola B said…
Hello Emmanuela, Thanks for your comm and support! I like the humour and irony you have in your work, it's really good!
Keep in touch, Lola


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