“I like to place these images in the spaces of daily life or exhibitions, to generate an immediate impact that inspires to break away in an intimate seduction that induces to dream”.
My artworks are windows to other worlds, real or “more than real”.
I observe reality by questioning everything, I wonder and inspire the free answers that I have and that each one has inside. I approach with wonder and with pure energy, with a positive and constructive attitude. And sometimes, in certain contexts, I prefer a caustic view and looking at systems by altering their purpose, to find existential or philosophical solutions.
We must act to change our reality.
Heisenberg’s theory of uncertainty reminds us that it is never possible to determine all aspects from a single point of view and for this reason we always have the possibility of discovering a new essence of reality. Or new solutions.
My pictures offer spaces for traveling, exploring and interpreting. They are the result of observations, reflections, analyses, and intuitions.
They represent everyday places from all over the world, different visions of intimate details, interpretations of unreal situations and sublime moments that could not be missed. I remain in contemplation of aesthetics, in search of the divine beauty, the conscience. That is wisdom.
Images are not just photographs. They are in fact images. I like to call them that because photography is only part of my creative process. Before the click there are decades of work and experience. And right after the click an image remains in me and on my screen the time necessary to develop personal techniques, to work on it, to reflect on it, to arrive at what I want to express in the most effective way. My metabolism times are two-year average.
My vision is humanistic, holistic and looks with the amplitude of the ὅλος, the totality because reality is complex and one must understand the soul, not only each element that composes it.
I am the reflection of what I learned under the sun, immersed in the sea accompanied by the singing of Sirens of Ulysses, among the columns of the amphitheaters of Magna Grecia, on the trains running north, in the intense colors of literature, even in the Pirandelian games of Sicily.
In every situation, I dive in and go out again. With empathy, rapport, respect, I approach and patiently wait, in a maieutic way, that the work is born. Each image is an unforeseen adventure.
I believe in the reports designed for large media and in the ability of art to be free and to transmit passions that go beyond the rationale. I believe in new communication techniques to “translate and get”. I believe in the instants of Helmut Newton, those built by Jan Saudek, the whites of Richard Avedon, the compositions and colors of Franco Fontana, the defocus of Plossu Bernard, in the visual search of Michael Najjar. I am referring to fashion aesthetics, trends, urban artists like Banksy, to the different narrative of Ryszard Kapuściński, to the audacity of Nobuyoshi Araki, to the alternative and novel formulas of Joe Sacco or Art Spiegelman who tell stories already known in a highly shocking way or the delirium of the lost roads of David Lynch.
I do all this to understand and evolve.
To celebrate the fact that I am alive. To gather points, spin stories and inspire to enter other realities.
It is a way to create bubbles and not to get lost in useless beliefs.