View from Panarea island (Aeolian Islands)
• Printed on high quality photographic paper Hahnemuhle.
Tale of the photo
Nature, and not just that, can be photographed in many different ways.
A modality can be defined “interpretative”, in which, through photographic research – today mostly through the digital post production – the “real” is transformed in order to communicate oneself, making photography become an image.
The original way of manipulation of photos, from the advent of digital technology onwards, has been misunderstood, so, with the passage of time, a collective imaginary has been created in which “beauty” corresponds to caricature landscapes raped by gaudy colors. Images that do not deviate from those created with smartphone automatisms.
Personally I do not like this type of work and I try to “force” those that are the limits of photographic optics, if compared with the capabilities of the human eye, in order to show the nature of how it is perceived – in a more natural way – from our eyes. Always aware of the differences in visual perception that each of us has for cultural, personal and physiological reasons.
So my research work, on color and light, is aimed at bringing back, as much as possible, the landscapes told to their dimension, for me, natural, without adding anything.
For example, in this photo, called “A moment in Panarea island” (Aeolian islands) I did this type of research, trying to restore the “original” atmosphere of the place. Now the photograph is on sale in the 60×40 cm format and printed on high quality Hahnemuhle photographic paper.