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In the late 1950s the Mod subculture arose in London. They distinguished themselves from the post-war society with their fashion consciousness, music and scooters. This subculture is still popular a half century later, in 2014. In her series Mod Couples Carlotta Cardana records Mod couples. But their characteristic style is no more than a framework: by not directing them, but rather letting them pose as they wish to, and even decide on the location themselves, Cardana looks beyond the 'mask' of their outward appearance. Through subtile differences in their poses and attitude the partners reveal a lot about themselves, both as individuals and as lovers.
Carlotta Cardana (Italy, 1981) studied history and art theory, theater and performing arts, and photography in Turin and Milan. She has lived in Argentina and Mexico, where she began to work as a freelance photographer. Among the distinctions her work has earned are the New York Photo Award and the lens Culture Student Photography Award. Carlotta Cardana lives and works in London.