Kintsugi by Teresa Carnuccio

Teresa Carnuccio is a fine art photographer, based in Napoli, Italy. She has been recently working on a new project called Kintsugi.

Kintsugi is about celebrating the battles the soul has come through, accepting and honoring the scars that testify to how it has been shattered and has come together as more complete and precious. The title is borrowed from the ancient Japanese technique of repairing porcelain vessels accentuating the cracks with gold instead of concealing them. For the photographs Kintsugi IV and V, gold foil is applied by hand at the end of the printing process. 

Kintsugi is part of a wider ongoing project on rebirth called  "Rinascimenti Privati", that could be translated as "Private  Renaissances". In Italian Rinascimento means both "rebirth" and the  Renaissance, an era that witnessed the flourishing of the arts and intellectual activities after the Middle Age.

All images: Teresa Carnuccio