Keywords:Anna Wacker, Edgar Allan Poe, Ligeia, NFT, OpenSea, Rhodes, collectibles, decay, dilapidation, life after death, urban exploration
Ligeia My Bride or The Other Ligeia
"The Other Ligeia" is a photo project, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's short story "Ligeia", first published in 1838. The story is told by an unnamed narrator who describes the qualities of Ligeia: a beautiful, passionate and intellectual woman, raven-haired and dark-eyed. Ligeia becomes ill, struggles internally with human mortality, ultimately dies, and allegedly resurrects. The shot was taken at Villa De Vecchi (Italian Governor of Rhodes between 1936-1940) which was built for Benito Mussolini. Published in PhotoVogue by Vogue Italia on 31/03/2020.