I have been following Valeria Picerno's work since 2007 via her flickr and am always in awe of her next photograph. I recently stumbled upon an interview with her on toomuchchocolate and have since been trawling her archives rediscovering her raw talent for capturing a moments of simultaneous light and dark. She was also photographed by the Sartorialist which makes me fall in love with her a little more!
Which photographers are inspiring you at the moment?
The black swan is the idea that something is very unique, completely unpredictable, that is considered almost impossible. So I like the idea of putting together things that are not really connected to each other and creating a new thing, a little new world. - Valeria Picerno
(all photographs by Valeria Picerno from the black swan archives)