Year: 2019 – 2020
Device: CAMERA-LESS PHOTOGRAPHY WITH THE USE OF EXPIRED POLAROID FILM
The project is composed by more than 50 photos. Each image is the result of a scanned, digitally post-produced polaroid frame and is printed just as one single, non-reproducible piece.
“So my mind sinks in this immensity:
and foundering is sweet in such a sea.”
Giacomo Leopardi –Canti – L’infinito – 1819
The project “Polaroid blooming”, comprehending a body of work of more than 50 images, is born from the necessity to abandon oneself to less codified expressive channels, during the quest for additional creative freedom.
By adopting typical techniques of abstract painting to instant photography (specifically a re-elaboration of grattage skills by scrapping emulsion on polaroid support) and by working with analog and digital means, I intended to realize images that allow both during the creative process and the act of fruition to let oneself go to unconscious and potentially liberating automatisms.
From the beginning, from the first application of the emulsion on the surface, until the final details of digital postproduction, references given by the interaction between texture, color and form are shaped in my mind.
Immersive texture, forms and colors which are synonymous of dynamism and at the same time of contemplation and abandonment of senses, in the hope that who is looking at the works can lose him- or herself not in mine, but in his/her unconscious, emotional and cultural references.
Festival & Exhibitions
May 2019 – international debut at the Prague Photo 2019, Czech Republic