One can’t help but wonder if the inside of Diego Diaz Marin‘s mind is like his photographs: a world of impossibly saturated, unnatural colour and fragmented scenes of kaleidoscopic beauty. Inside that world are endless possibilities for storytelling through shape and pattern and colour – such as his latest work for Roberto Cavalli, a filmic story told through a series of surrealistic stills.
Titled “Psychotic Love”, this narrative centres around a woman’s obsession that darkens and deepens, represented by the changing colours of the images. Obsession turns to delirium which spirals to breaking point and in a final moment, suspended in ecstasy, she decides to pack up and leave everything behind. Everything, that is, except her prized Cavalli Hera Bag.
One of the great things about Marin’s work is that it never takes itself too seriously – there’s self-awareness in the satirical nature of blowing things out of proportion. With it’s deliberately dark yet superficial storyline and crazy aesthetic, this series of photos is both intense and fun. With creative direction by Rachele Cavalli, the full shoot can be found at the gallery.