THE PHOTO SYNTHESIS

Photo Synthesis of Time #2
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London Eye
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The Sea Of Love I (right side)
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The Sea Of Love II (left side)
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Simulation
Those Who Leave
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Market (Gallipoli)
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Cars from still house
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This gallery showcases some of the continuous photographs I have worked on since 2009. In order:

 

Photo Syntheses of Time #2 deals with the everyday occurrence of watching from a window the passing of people, cars and time; the installation is composed by a 20x24inches one-standing-point image obtained with several minutes of exposure; the same image has then been taken with a continuous photograph obtained by manually moving the negative in front of the open shutter of the camera for the same exposure time;

 

The London Eye, shortlisted for The Renaissance Arts Prize 2009, London, is the first continuous image I produced and that is greatly inspired by the movement of Futurism;

 

The Sea of Love is an installation where the two continuous photographs are opposite to one another and the spectator walks within them. One of the characteristics of these pictures is that they have a beginning and an end, like human experiences, and in moving them from the right to the left, the beginning point becomes the end and vice versa. This doesn’t happen with a normal image and contributes to create the feeling of the passing of the time. The usual comment of the people who saw the installation is that The Sea of Love ‘feels musical’. This is in part due to the length and positioning of the two images which makes it a particularly immersive installation to the point that people often replay in their minds the typical noises that can be heard on a beach. Furthermore, the line of the horizon on the side of the sea and on the side of the beach reminds of a pentagram where people and umbrellas are the notes;

 

States of Mind: Those Who Leave is inspired by a painting by Umberto Boccioni from which it takes the title and that speaks about the experience of departing. The dominant colour is green, especially at the beginning when the separation is felt the most; the lines of the motorway trace the distance between us and the people left behind. Then gradually the mind gets used to the loss and the colours become warmer and softer;

 

Market (Gallipoli, Italy) describes the peculiar experience of an Italian outdoor market with its mixture of goods on sale, the colourful environment, the labyrinthic structure, the noises and the loud voices;

 

Cars From Still House reproduces the experience of passing of time as perceived standing still in a point in space, like watching cars from a balcony: time goes by, some elements remain still in front of us, some others change.

 

All works range from 11cmx700cm, 20cmx1000cm, to 50cmx2500cm