wandering angles of seeing

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“WANDERING” GATHERS AND CONVEYS THE WAY OF WALKING THROUGH IN APPROACHING TO PHOTOGRAPHY WHICH IS INTIMATELY INVOLVED WITH PEOPLE’S LIVES, AND IS CLEARLY EXPRESSING A SPIRITUAL DIMENSION. JUST ONE STEP BEYOND EVERYDAY LIFE; ... IT SOUNDS A BIT LIKE CARTOON CHARACTER PERFORMING IN A MOVIE TOGETHER WITH REAL ACTORS. I REALIZE THAT MANY WORTHWHILE SUBJECTS ARE EVEN IN MY IMMEDIATE VICINITY.

 
It’s to me the never boring travel in the life. I find out in this journey human being is various in cultures but basically the same in its nature. I like to propose topical issues, bearer of classic timeless significance, catching the epic in everyday life. Great to figure out that usual things usually change its name to look something else, those ones unusual don’t have to; they raise eyebrows without needing to be labeled. That’s to say in order to amuse, in a turnaround, having fun. I’d like to do that revealing the insignificant rather than criticize fundamentals. That’s to me contemporary and looking forward. I do that in a narrative tone having more of pictorial echo than reportage. Any ethics matches with an aesthetics, any aesthetics deals with sensitivity, any perception of life finds its own means of expression. I choose to look at it this way:
 
 

DREAMLIKE EMBROIDERY: KALEIDOSCOPE VISIONS IN OTHERWORLDLY IMPRESSIONS

dreamlike embroidery: kaleidoscope visions in otherworldly impressions


 
 

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t’s interesting to find out how much of what’s concerning photography arises by something related to other kinds of art. This for example is the case of Kodachrome film, whose one of the first releases back in the ‘30s, was invented by two musicians named Leopold: Godowsky and Mannes. Kodachrome was starting to be revolutionary by using subtractive methods for color processing instead of additive ones. Such a real wonder it was that film! Its main peculiarity was not to incorporate dye couplers into the emulsion layers, but those ones to be added during processing. This means thinner layers, less scattered light upon exposure, more sharpness than with substantive films. That’s why this film had an easily visible relief image on the emulsion side of it, ... like a sort of etching.

 
 
 

get more with less: those I do not know that of etching taste

Subtraction may give much greater added value in place of addition, more than you may expect. And sometimes subtractive method might be perceived as result of lining up the sequence of added highlight elements. If you think about it, this is exactly what happens in the art of sculpture that laying bare existence, brings out the terseness of reality; doing it seemingly paradoxically with the aid of imagination. Shot in the real, I imagined this to be the true. Layer visual effect consisting of embroidered surface plays as main character in this matter, a bit like the woodcuts art of printing. That’s related to book publishing production, whose Venice was among the most important international centers. Classics and treatises on almost every kind of subjects were printed thanks to that process; to name but one: “Hypnerotomachia Poliphili”, considered the culmination of Venetian woodcut illustration. It was based on a dreamlike storytelling. On the run-up of big data era, when there are more agencies for employment than job openings and oddly more excellence than samples where choose in, we are faced with an extreme amount of information. In this overlayered world ruled by even more computational logic rather than critical, we may need of subcrative processes and get back to wondering. The series of photos is a sort of musical piece with several scores for each of the instruments: layers displayed in multiple set, to provide an oneiric atmosphere.