My friend chico de luigi called in July proposing me to exhibit at the NO PANIC space, guest of the festival of photography which for many years now it takes place in savignano sul rubicone, all this together with fabio novembre and toni thorimbert.
The theme he proposed to us is to take a photograph everyday for the whole month of August, with the iphone. A very interesting project.
Before starting to take pictures I think, as I do, on what to shoot. I imagine that the images will be exposed all together, presumably one next to each other. So I think of creating something that can have a double meaning: to take pictures that can talk for themselves but also become one single big shot all together as well as using the precise timing imposed by the “regulations” to tell an hypothetic (or real…) succession of moods.
This is what I wanted to talk about, theoretically.
The road was paved: every day I pointed my iphone in the air looking for clouds (which where barely there…) and I photographer a piece of the sky.
For me this operation has become somewhat very intimate but at the same time extremely public, something very deep but at the same time very light: after looking through these photos I am definitely going to recall this August of 2010 much more and much better than if I photographed every single instant of my daily life.
So here are the images
I am sorry that I can’t pay homage to the beautiful work done by my partners in crime with the same quality.
Fabio novembre took some polaroids of his two daughters. For him, who doesn’t take a shit without an “idea”, I find that he created a work that is very fresh and light, and because of this it is very intimate and has depth. Well done fabio! Here is his work:
Verde e Celeste
I found Toni’s work absolutely beautiful. A great photographer can still do amazing things even with an iphone. A wonderful story about his summer in puglia: a puzzle in which the thirty one shots create a very personal design.
This is his exposed work:
It is a pity to see them so small and badly. This is one of my favourite enlarged:
photo by toni thorimbert
This whole stage, as I mentioned before, has been invented, created, animated, photographed and whatever else by our friend chico.
Here I photographed him in front of his master piece:
chico de luigi
While he is photographing me…
photo by chico de luigi
In the end all the images where sold through a lottery. Unfortunately I wasn’t there anymore. I am glad though because my work went to patricia:
The evening continued, how shall we say it, not in a boring way: vealism romagnolo and photography. What do you want more?
As a small testimony of all this here is toni and I busy with an ice cream…