“Prost!” is the result of a brief journey to the Oktoberfest which was sponsored by the Goethe Institute; a few photographers were gathered and sent there for a couple of days, all of us free to work in their own personal style with the aim of then collecting different images for a collective project.
While reviewing my photos, I made a personal selection of images with a common concept and “Prost!” was born. I found I was more interested in what was happening outside of the main crowded areas, where the staff worked and the too-drunk-to-stand would collapse. I’d say this project chooses to stay away from the fun and the noise and shows what quietly moves and sleeps and recovers around the boarders of the partying town.
«Right, here is a map of the Oktoberfest park, so you can see where everything is.» «Great, thanks. I see there’s a place here, called ‘Kotzhügel’…?» «Yeah, also known as ‘Hill of Shame’. That’s where everyone goes to collapse, throw up, or when they’re too wasted to stand anyway.» «Ahah, seriously? I guess I’ll probably spend most of my time photographing there.»
Places I’ve Been
“Imbarcadero”, the venetian pier, is a place of transition. It floats on water while attached to land; it’s a covered space but has windows all around. It’s a unique waiting place, where everyone’s life stops for a few minutes, in a panoramic ensemble of silhouettes, reflections and layers. Everything swings with the waves, every noise is softened by the water. Within these new transitions, so different to what I was used to before moving to Venice, I found myself watching and listening – I recognized myself in other people’s wait and I isolated them and myself into big frames of outside view. The most crowded piers, in the most touristy areas, don’t often offer this kind of opportunities; the less busy ones, that’s wh
Living on an Island
’30km’ is a journey across large spaces and small thoughts; it’s a search for a way out, the representation of a standstill, the analysis of confusion through order. It is a progressive, strenuous change that leads from a street that is blocked to a new path: you can’t see where it ends, but it still goes on.
Murano and the Art of Glass Masters
The Facories, the raw materials, the craft.
The art of glass-making in Murano has stayed the same for centuries. Technology has been updated but the craft is still made of the same techniques as in the VII century.
This project comes from a deep research and depicts the glass masters’ very artistic profession. We all know Murano and what amazing glass-making works come from it; few are lucky enough to be able to see the art in the making though, before it is exported around the world.
These photographs portray the different stages in the whole glass creation process and all the people who work on it: different kinds of masters, decorators and such.