Capitolo 1 – Racconto d’estate (2016 – On going)
Described as a medical condition—a form of melancholy—in the Early Modern period, it became an important trope in Romanticism. Nostalgia is associated with a wistful yearning for the past, its personalities, and events, especially the “good old days” or a “warm childhood”.
A black and white long term project about bodies, details, skin, sun, sand and shapes. I developed the story between the sea and the people, without rules or purpose, just with the desire to be free and elegant as well. Candid moments of a daily strolling. I tried to interpret the boundaries of the genres, walking between the edges: street-photography and fine-art, documentary and conceptual. I felt in love with the solitude, it was so natural to follow these humans during their holiday, this magic “summer break”. The beach is a world a part and this is my little story, the paradox. I broke the loneliness and nostalgia with a visual bridge, a dialogue between single images and fleshly diptychs.
All these pictures were taken near San Benedetto del Tronto and Pescara. Mar Adriatico, Italy.