It’s easy to see the influence of Renaissance paintings in the works of Argentinian photographer Romina Ressia, particularly in the captivating series How Would Have Been Childhood?

Known for her anachronisms and the use of absurdity and irony in confronting modern issues, Ressia brings together two conflicting factors into an intriguing, cohesive image. With a pale face glowing petulantly against her dark clothes and background, the haunting character looks the part of a classical painting, except for the colourful objects she carries: cotton candy, balloons, or water guns.

Ressia, who was awarded Photographer of the Year at the International Color Awards 2017, is making waves in the art world — not that we’re surprised, given her impressive portfolio which you can see here and on Instagram.

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