In the presence of the art of Hanne Darboven, whose exhibition “The order of time and things. The home studio of Hanne Darboven” I have visited a few weeks ago ℅ the Reina Sofía museum in Madrid, I feel my mind crumble, losing shape and consistency, thickly overlaying the things I see – and then all these numbers, I just don’t understand numbers, I can’t get “in” them, they always slap my brain. Read all about it.Details
Are you looking for my older photo galleries?
Have you noticed that galleries on this website are missing?
Look no further, here is the answer for you: galleries are still missing on this “new” website, and some of you visitors are still looking for them. I think it’s time to say sorry, as it will take some time before I put them back online.
The photographer activity is not what feeds me. I have a day job that mostly sucks away my daytime.
Given this circumstances, having to choose between the new and the old (the galleries), I decided I should focus on the new.
After posting about Irrelevant, the music video I directed for Joe Zooropean, here comes the full gallery of instant analogue photographs I have used in its final credits sequence: 7 shots (+ 3 extras) taken with a Polaroid SLR680 camera and Impossible analogue film, portraying the 12 splendid and sexy guys who performed for us in the video.Details
Irrelevant is the new music video I have done for Joe Zooropean and the first single from Joe’s new album, Music for Your Health, coming very soon.
This zero-time/zero-budget video depicts a dream; a vaguely psychedelic sequence of images presenting themselves to the viewer as they are, with no pretense of cohesion or storytelling.
Partly shot using an iPhone and the Cinamatic app, the final credits feature instant portraits I took with a Polaroid camera and Impossible analog instant films.
In the life of a person and in that of an artist, some events happen to be so relevant they can be recognized as soon as they occur. When this is the case, attesting their influence on what will follow from that moment onwards is easy.
Some of my life-changing events are real-life encounters with Pop Art artworks.
De-contextualization is one of the dominating themes of my photography, maybe even the most fascinating and recurring one since early my days.
Despite this, the reason why I have always equally and carefully avoided macros and floral subjects is my – very own – impression that these would lead me to fall into an abysmal hole of lacking of originality.
Who says there must be a reason for everything?
Abstract in blue doesn’t demonstrate a meaning, doesn’t have a left or right or up and down, doesn’t show anything that might be easily or clearly readable.
Why does it strike me so much, then?
This is an English adaptation of the original Italian post Giochi d’ombra, part of my contributions on painterly iphoneography for Metabox, where it appeared on May 28th 2014.