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Lens Magazine|June 2021
2SERIES: THE DARKNESS OF THE SOUL. LOVE FOR YOU

I am, above all, a photographer who tries to interpret inner sensations through art, which translate them justly into something deep in my visceral. Photography was - and is - an overwhelming passion that I had since I was a child, but unfortunately, I have never developed it thoughtfully in my youngest years. However, my profession constantly pushes me forward in continuous research, and above all, allows me to describe what I do with a natural predisposition to openness and purity of language. I could never express my work with detachment or with an impersonal attitude. On the contrary, it would be impossible for me to talk about photography without getting excited or going into a deeper understanding that photography itself has represented and represents emotions. It is a cure for the soul.

THE DARKNESS OF THE SOUL

My photographs are born to give a melody to a note without sound. Photography, for me, represents light, which expresses most directly the illumination of every dark part that remains within us. In modern society today, there is too little time to understand the unpredictability of an emotion; running forces you to listen too little to yourself. In contrast, the feelings themselves should take life more often on that stage that we all have inside. If we stop for a moment to reflect, we realize that photography makes us understand how much some emotions break our hearts and heal them.

I have always sought a privileged position to enjoy the spectacle of logic that crashes against the very meaning of the word emotion. And this is why I am strongly linked to every project that I create. Every project rises like a small light from those inner rooms that we often refuse to explore. Every project aims to express a feeling. When I think about how some of my shots were born or answer someone who asks me this question, I reflect and realize how many emotions have never knocked on my door, but it is always filtered forcefully through the closed shutters.

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