Oculus Asini (2008)

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Oculus Asini (Donkey’s Eye) Donkeys. Ignorants? Clumsy. Not well done horses? Biblical. Accommodating. Irremovable. Enduring? Intimate. With a look that wraps, between open fields and trenches, our being free, and, in the same time, prisoners. 24×17 inches / 60×40 cm …

Final Cut (2008)

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There is a cruel representation of Death, of death already happened but still present. A representation where flesh, in its physical attributes, and the act of dismember it, even if done routinely, is still meaningful. That’s perhaps why blood itself …

Falconara (2008)

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This essay has been concieved from the suggestions of Timothy O’Sullivan Tufa Domes, Pyramid Lake, Nevada, 1867, one of the first known photographs. Timothy O’Sullivan Tufa Domes, Pyramid Lake, Nevada, 1867

Istanbul Flipbook

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I spent New Year Eve in Istanbul. I was really well impressed from by city and by the kindness of the people there. Lot of shots, of course, and the wish to experiment an interesting merge between music and photographs. …

The Altar (2008)

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There is a small, remote altar along Sicily coastline. It is a place where devotion and religiosity mix with women dreams. A place where magical things may happen where images of the past can merge with hopes for the future. …

Etna Breath (2006-2011)

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Living under a Volcano has some clear advantages. One of them is the possibility to hear its breath. Some of the shots on Etna Breath have been previously on Repubblica.it and on National Geographic Magazine.

Traces (2006-2007)

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This exhibition could also be titled “Explor(e)/A(ct)ions” as the pause interposed between the two parts of the word shows the will to distance oneself from the tourist-exotic illustrations which are commonly referred to as “photographs” but, most of all, the …