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Notes of Curiosity: Lavinia Cernau

Lavinia Cernau is a travel, fashion and lifestyle photographer with a long lasting love for the Mediterranean. Her work has a specific emphasis on mundane moments suspended in time, bathed in a very unique golden, cinematic light. Select Clients include Aman, Condé Nast Traveller, Belmond, Jonak.

03 WHAT DOES AUTHENTICITY MEAN TO YOU ?
Being simple, candid, showing your emotions; I think when we’re at our most vulnerable that’s when we’re authentic and true.

04 WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION ?

In nature! When I return to the simple things like observing seasons change, the falling of a leaf, how grass grows in spring in a matter of a week – that’s when I become more inspired. Like my mind needs to empty itself and then start to thrive again.

05 WOMEN THAT INSPIRE YOU

Oh so many! creative director Yolanda Edwards, designer Melanie Murata, the amazing Sophia Loren, my personal icon – my beautiful
mom.

06 A PHOTOGRAPH THAT HAS MEANING TO YOU

I think they all hold of a part of me already as I put so much of myself in my visuals.

07 THE BEST ADVICE ANYONE HAS EVER GIVEN YOU

To trust my intuition – which already comes naturally to me, as I’m a Scorpio.

08 WHERE DO YOU FIND BEAUTY IN YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE

In realising with every new day that I have another sunrise to be grateful for.

LAVINIA'S LIST

We asked Lavinia to share her inspirations, artists or places she loves, and what moves her

The genius of sculptor Constantin Brancusi.

The genius of sculptor Constantin Brancusi.

Constantin Brancusi, Mademoiselle Pogany II, 1925

Constantin Brancusi, Mademoiselle Pogany II, 1925

The Yellow Moon Ring by YSSO

Photography by Lavinia

The Yellow Moon Ring by YSSO

Photography by Lavinia

Barbara Hepworth: Two Forms, 1934

Barbara Hepworth: Two Forms, 1934

The Romanian Blouse painted in “Le Reve” by Henri Matisse

The Romanian Blouse painted in “Le Reve” by Henri Matisse

Another Magazine

Another Magazine

Aristide Hotel on the Island of Syros

Aristide Hotel on the Island of Syros