Mother Earth 2019

“Mother Earth” is a work following an idea that I’ve been thinking about for some years. Talking to my mother about pollution and considering that she was a tailor all her life, I thought of creating a photographic project with water bottle and household detergents caps that I was collecting for another social project. The result you see in this dress worn by my mother includes 986 caps, 69 drink straws, 19 exhausted batteries, the equivalent of about an annual use of a family of three. Behind this shot there is, in addition to a work of design and craftsmanship, a strong desire to reflect on the lifestyle of the consumer society, a strong introspection and reflection on time and space and the awareness of photography as an incredible means of contemporary communication. Mother Earth is my way of looking at myself in the mirror that belongs to everyone, an individual space where we can think about ourselves as human beings.

Invisible Cage 2019

In the “Invisible Cage” project I have involved my own life and my cultural heritage, by the selection of photographs of my family through the entire last century, to make a contribution to Anthropology, especially to the field research of Margaret Mead and the results on the comparison between being teenagers in societies called until recently primitive and the western world. In this shot I want to depict the research of the anthropologist Mead, putting a body of a woman representing that adolescence at the center of a carousel of cultural identities that impose complex cultural models that make the transition to adulthood extremely difficult. In a society like ours, where family models are changing and where gender identities need to be taken care of from an early age. I think it is necessary to deal with this subject at this precise moment in history.

About Love 2018

This shot stops an exact moment in the life of Giovanni and Maria Giovanna. Giovanni has decided to sell all his carpenter work tools. In this room he has built dozens of furniture for a lifelong passion. When I asked Maria Giovanna to live some time with her father in that room before it was emptied, she believed that Giovanni would not accept, that it was an intimate place and he would never share anything with others there. Instead it happened, this represents a special meeting between two wonderful people in a time that is ending while another time is already beginning. I am happy to have stopped the essence of this feeling of love between a father and a daughter and I think it is one of the moments in which one can feel proud to be photographers

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My Love for Photography comes from an anthropological background that year by year has been leading me to inspect any aspect of the cultural expressions that I meet.
The leitmotif of each of my projects always is an identity basis, whether is collective or individual expression, through travel or personal experience, conceptual representation or close portrait. I live my photographic experiences as a continuous revolution, as it were a magnet that projects me towards a future, partly visible, but mostly to discover. The commitment in my projects is mainly to build a relationship with the social context I’m facing, through the technique of participated observation, trying each time to enstablish an honest balance between what my gaze is able to see and the subject that photographer wants to convey.

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