Updated: Dec 17, 2019
“My friend created my Instagram account 4 years ago and I swore I’d never use it.” laughed LaCarbonara to InSpades. Famous last words. Like many of us who adamantly refuse to become hooked on social media outlets, it was only a matter of time before she cracked, and when she did, it was wide open.
Now a moderator for both @ig_collection and @pr0ject_uno, and the curator of @elegance_in_abandonment, a page devoted to portraits shot in abandonment and decay, it is safe to say LaCarbonara’s found her social media sea legs.
“I was quickly inspired by other artists and genres I was exposed to. I was obsessed with textures like peeling paint and rust which quickly turned into a serious interest in urban exploration. My current work is nature/macro photography.” LaCarbonara explained.
LaCarbonara shoots with a Nikon D3300 and iPhone 6s and editing primarily with the Mextures App and Snapseed. “I love texture and finding beauty in decay! I edit mostly in color but I also embrace the darkness of bnw/mono photography.” She expressed.
LaCarbonara’s love finding beauty and texture in decay actually creates something that is colourful, lively and almost seemingly in motion, as though at any moment an idle breeze would awaken a petal or dried peel of paint, blowing it softly and silently out of the frame.