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PAPER SURGERY

PAPER SURGERY

You might call it a Poetic Movement for the Liberation of Photographs. But it’s something much more simple: cutouts from fashion magazines. The blade traces a surgical line around the body’s contour to free not the flesh (it’s paper, remember!) but the soul. The model rises from her printed destiny, ready to leave the page ... Read More »

FINGERPICTURES 2

FINGERPICTURES 2

Impossible Love Gulliver Rocky Horror Spartan Goddess Enlightenment Cheating Tickle The End of Black and White In the “Photography, Photographed” project (this is the second essay on Fingerpictures) we kept investigating the limits of paper, only to be surprised by its endless possibilities. The starting point is always a photo of a photo where an ... Read More »

THE PAGE IS ALIVE.

THE PAGE IS ALIVE.

What happens when you realize your life is going nowhere, while days pile up like shallow pages? What happens when you end up being trapped into their glassy, glossy surface?  While you think about an answer, we are going to tell you a story about a brave spirit who – in search of adventure – ... Read More »

THE PAGE IS THE LIMIT.

THE PAGE IS THE LIMIT.

American Flamingo by John J. Audubon (1825) Bluemarine campaign – Vogue 2012 In 1820 John James Audubon decided to paint every bird in North America. His aim was to realize lifesize portraits of each bird and, in order to do that, he had to adopt a large sheet of paper, called ‘double elephant folio’, measuring ... Read More »

PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHED N°8

PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHED N°8

Caught into the Binding Underpaper Breath Janus’ Daughter Blood Rose Into Thin Hair Princess of Coincidence Behind My Back You Know Me So Well High Noon Self Confession My Past is Blank You, Bitch! Type Setter Paper doesn’t come from a tree. It is a tree, or at least it was, before being crushed into ... Read More »

FINGERPICTURES

FINGERPICTURES

Like a Cadillac. It was awkward. I was working with my camera in one hand, while placing the page under the proper light with the other. That’s when I saw my own fingers entering the frame of the camera’s view finder. They looked like pink fat aliens, fiddling around the page I was trying to ... Read More »

PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHED 5

PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHED 5

canned beauty Photography, Photographed is now publishing its fifth series. These images, selected from Vogue (the November’s issue, italian edition) include photographed photos by Steven Meisel, Emma Summerton, Tom Munro and Vincent Peters. Some people asked me what’s the point of taking pictures of pictures and I told them this is part of the brandpowder ... Read More »

PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHED 3

PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHED 3

You can still navigate on paper. The web is a surface where you skid like a pebble. Paper lets you go in depth, choosing your own pace and ruminate what you read. And if you live outdoor, paper can be handy too. Read More »

“TO DUST THOU SHALT RETURN”

“TO DUST THOU SHALT RETURN”

Some fresh experiments about the power of brands. I like to transfer the printed page on a digital media. What I do is a continuation of a process started with the photographers who, in first place, took their pictures with a digital camera and ended up seeing their work published on glossy paper. I close ... Read More »

PAPERWEIGHT

PAPERWEIGHT

Flip through the pages and you’ll find paper is not a surface but an ocean where you are welcome to dive and breathe underwater. Paper is a dead tree, crushed to a pulp, then bleached, then glued, then pressed beyond recognition. Did you ever see the plant, looking at the gloosy page of a fashion ... Read More »

DECEPTIONS

DECEPTIONS

Always from the series PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHED: you look at pictures but pictures don’t look at you. This is the lonely truth since Man, in his attempt to represent reality, was just able to portray a faint copy of it. From cave paintings to immersive reality, images are dull reflections, a play of mirrors. The Visual ... Read More »

PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHED-2

PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHED-2

A few other examples of recycled beauty. The perimeter of this work can be stretched virtually in any direction, from logo overlapping (as in the case of the ‘Tom Ford Overlogo’ page) to tridimensional trompe l’oeil (‘Lady Bug’ or ‘Jane in the Box’). I like to experiment also with text (like in the case of ... Read More »

PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHED

PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHED

Fashion is too fast and way too voracious, for what I can see. Images from the best photographers appear on the glossy pages of thousands magazines for a blink of an eye – or as fast as the shutter’s speed capturing their light – and disappear. The process is frightening. It’s like setting up a ... Read More »

STACK OF VOGUE

STACK OF VOGUE

How do you build your visual culture? By accumulation or filtration? Do you  stick to the stack or you simply wander with wonder? Are you voracious and feed your heart through your eyes, or viceversa? Are you scared by the mind-numbing explosion of images, blogged and reblogged in a disorienting game of mirrors? Because I ... Read More »

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