Martina Biccheri was born in Rome, once finished high school she attends the Institute of Photography and Integrated Communication ISFCI in Rome where in 2012 she gets her BA degree.In a three-years period she specializes in both digital and analog photography, focusing on reportage, still life/advertising (monorail view camera) and portraiture. Her first real approach to photography was in the darkroom, undeniable place of photographic education. In those years thanks to darkroom´s high threshold margin of error, she mainly focuses her attention to composition and detail. A strong theoretical and practical base allows her to interact with the world of visual arts with the right attitude and a constant stimulus for what’s new constantly increases her interest in what nourishes her mind through her eyes. She takes part of worldwide art shows and collaborates with a music & fashion agency in LA. In 2012 she wins an inside uni contest and gets to shoot and direct the S/S 2012 campaign for Maggie Jeans (Abercrombie), later that year together with her workmates she wins the CYY Creative Young Chevrolet #1st italian prize, while in 2013 she wins a masterclass scholarship in Padova and she is awarded SONY world photographer 2013 in the Architecture category.
Personal website: www.martinabiccheri.com
Carina Wachsmann is a multidisciplinary German creative director with 10 years+ expertise in art direction, photography and branding. She has a strong sense of design principles and creative workflows, she is a challenge taker and critical thinker. Loves arts, design, fashion, food, culture & travel.
STRENGTHS: Art direction, photography, film, storytelling skills, corporate identity, graphic design, branding, print, concept, thought and implementation. Trained eye on typography and detail. Experienced in CGI, print & film production.
LANGUAGES: Italian, German + English, basics: in French + Spanish.
BIO: Carina Wachsmann was born in Ulm, south Germany. She graduated at University of Applied Sciences in Schwäbisch Hall obtaining a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts and Communication Design in 2005. With an awarded DAAD scholarship she studied photography and film at the Cleveland Institute of Art (Ohio), USA, 8 months later she moved to Rome, Italy. Between 2006 and 2010 she collaborated with international design and advertising agencies (Publicis, Leo Burnett) working on brand and corporate identity for clients such as Renault Automobiles, Philip Morris, Nike, Abu Dhabi Formula One, and Deutsche Post.
In the same years she intensified her passion for film and photography and started working as a directing assistant and backstage photographer at Cinécittà on Italian and American productions such as “Angels and Demons” by Ron Howard and “Miracle of Sant Anna” by Spike Lee. She also attended acting classes during several summers with film actors visiting from the New York Actors Studio leading her to roles in several Italian productions.
Since 2006 she is showing her photography in international collective and personal art shows. One of her most known in Italy is “Lasagna Elettorale“, a series of photographs of political manifests in Italy, shown in the Palace of the Province of Rome in 2008. In 2009 she co-produces, co-directed and interpreted her first documentary film which has been screened on international film festivals and had its US premiere in march 2013 in New York at the Queens Museum of Art. In 2012 she received the audience award for her audio-visual project “Jam Session” at the 20th Art Triennial of Ulm, and exhibited in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Ulm, Germany. Her work continues to be published internationally and sold to private art collectors.
Since 2013 she lives in Paris working at TBWA/G1 as pan-european creative director on integrated advertising campaigns for Nissan Europe.
Personal website: www.carinawachsmann.com