WE ARE OUR EYES
We are our Eyes
This project is about humans identity. I love to shoot pictures of several subjects, from nature to landscapes and from cityscapes to architecture, but what I really look for in the great majority of my works is ascribable to humans. So, I’m interested in many kinds of human-modified nature and landscapes scenes as well as architecture and cityscape pictures. Therefore, since I believe that all, in our world, concern and depend from the human being, I decided, with this series, to point my attention on ourselves. I think that most of what we are is in our eyes, the most important element in our face, that define our identity. Moreover, I’ve found very interesting the way every person put oneself in front of the view camera. Most of them are not prepared and someway embarrassed, loosing the “forced” portrait look. Something about the character emerge, because I ask simply to look into the lens.
Finally, they are all equal in front of the camera, without distinction based on work, class and so on. Of course this is an ongoing project. I know when it started but I don’t know how long it will last, perhaps for a very long time.
Featured on the official Linhof website among other projects by worldwide photographers working with Linhof cameras.
Featured in the Warsaw International Art Expo 2015, DAP1 and DAP2 galleries, Warsaw (Poland), from June 23 to July 7.
Featured in the Premio Art 4th edition, Caffé Letterario, Rome, January/February 2016.
Shot with a 5x7" Linhof Technika III view camera, 210mm lens and B&W films. Since mid 2016 I use Bergger Pancro 400 film only.