Please do not show my face
I look older than I really am
when I call my family
I tell that everything is fine
Le jeu du golf n’est pas plus indigne que la photographie.
Le joueur de golf veut aussi cadrer une forme géométrique (le trou) et la cibler avec une balle.
Parfois de très loin, parfois de très près.
Descrivere è ora tutto. Non ha più senso raccontare, non continuo; oppure continuo a raccontare, però non lo mostro.
Mostrare è mostruoso.
Tell, don’t show.
Giuseppe Genna, La vita umana sul pianeta terra
S. L. teaches history in European School in Luxembourg and two years ago he invites me to join his educational trip to Dunkerque and Calais. You could shoot some portraits, he says.
Portraits? Migrants’ faces ? Why am I here? This would be the my first time. My first time intentionally going to a place where people are suffering. I mean, WITH a camera. Have you ever felt a camera? It is heavy.
This is also Europe. New living districts, car parks, disused industrial sites.
It is all about thresholds and borders. People’s faces are thresholds. We trespass on borders.
I am obsessed by shapes. Why? Why should I see design in every thing?
Archaeology. Through the camps in Dunkerque and Calais.
People. Transitional shelters. Tracks, trails, footprints, mark.
Post photography: an obvious question arises, could the processing of low-key outdoor photographs be simplified and streamlined? An elegantly executed clarity adjustment, not only corrects the perceptual contrast issues, but can be used as a powerful agent to achieve an interesting and intriguing look, very often enhancing the overall drama of the image. Finally, Clarity combined can be used as a creative mean to turn a flat and dull image, into a dramatic fine art composition.