Born in Italy, EU
Lives & works in Antibes- Cote d’Azur, France
Sonia Ciafardini, alias e s s e was born in Italy in a small and quiet rural town in the Molise region, soon his family moved in Lombardy, first in Como, then to Milan, where she lived until 11 years ago, before reaching France.
She studied art at the site of the Villa Reale in Monza, Italy, and for 25 years has worked in the world of selling the luxury sector.
The passion for photography has finally begun 4 years ago to take consistent voice to express curiosity and eclecticism of the inner world of e s s e.
Since she is subdued by the intuition of the moment, that instant emotion that turns into image.
Postproduction of many images responds to its graphic-artistic vision, like a brushstroke on the canvas, and often give them a poetic mood.
“Clichés en noir et blanc” (n°20) poèmes de Magda Igyarto avec la complicité des photographes : Iwona Aleksandrowicz, Erik Brede, Gittan Beheydt, Sonia Ciafardini « Esse », Christofer Grandin, Léon Leijdekkers, Merih Miran, Stephane Pellennec
“Des graines germeront sur leurs pas” (n°70) textes de Magda Igyarto avec les photographies de Sonia Ciafardini “Esse”
Le site de l’artiste “Esse”