• Features
  • What We Leave Behind with Kate Truisi

    Kate Truisi is a 26-year-old freelance photographer, also working in fine art framing and archiving in Brooklyn, NY. When she is not photographing she does collage and bookmaking. Kate has sent us photographs from her series The Reality of Existence.

    Her first contact with photography comes from her childhood city: “I grew up in a small town which that used to revolve around a large psychiatric center that was in operation from the late 1880s to the early 1990s. By the time I was a teenager, it had been abandoned for over 10 years”. A mix of different combinations like accessibility of the place, free time, young enthusiasm & curiosity made Kate and her friends spend a lot of time exploring this building, and that is how she started photography, and she has continued to develop this approach since: “what we leave behind, growth & decay”.

    Looking into our legacy with Guillaume Tomasi.

    The body of work The Reality of Existence is an accumulation of images from the last five years and deals with the human condition. These portraits and deserted sceneries draw our attention to the impermanence and fragile aspect of our specie, and testify to the tracks left behind. Structures created by men but emptied of their original function. In these natural shots, her intention was to bring out the emotions and the beauty hidden there: “I am drawn to these scenes that feel absurd though they were not intended to be”.

    Take a look at her website for more.