Chris Pig is an Italian photographer based in London since the early 1990's.
Growing up around cameras has had a profound effect on her and is why she is drawn to using photography to create her stylish work.
Slightly shy and a bit of an introvert, she heavily relies on photographs to express her opinions and frustrations.
Having a tongue in cheek approach to life along with the ability to diffuse any heated situations with a smile or a joke, a good sense of humour is very important to her.
She has been influenced by 1940’s and 1950’s movies and by the Hollywood golden era of cinema, with its beautiful costumes and divas.
Fashion is very important to her and she builds her props and stage and she sources all the vintage clothing herself.
Her pictures are heavily staged and usually very colourful with a lot of props and a vintage feel. Sometimes the works she creates, shows a darker side of emotions and personality.
Her photographs tackle issues that are personal to her and very close to her heart, like homophobia and bullying. Greed, money and politics, the environment, and poverty are also very important to her, along with anything that limits other people’s freedom.
Photography is a very powerful and important weapon and as an artist she believes she has the duty to use it to spread awareness of social issues.