I am an Italian Photographer. The most important thing in my works is to find equilibrium and beauty in everything. Besides all my personal projects, I am working as a freelancer and I am looking for new opportunities worldwide.
Previously I've worked as in-house digital restorer at the Norman Parkinson Archive in London.
I've also photographed for Fashion Scout during the various London Fashion Weeks.
In 2013 I've attended a Master in Photography at the IED in Milan and I graduated in Technologies for the Restoration and Conservation in Cultural Heritage from Cagliari University.
“Behind Books” is an on ongoing project, that wants to show the stories hidden in books.
In some of the places where I’ve been, I found second hands books in the corners of the streets, in parks, in the countryside and in book crossing points. I started to document with images the books that I found and the places in where I found those. The aim of the project is to represent which were the paths that the book took since is release, to create a little windows over the stories of the people who lived the book, how it touched those people, how it can change through time and by the different interactions and how this can have a particular value in the eyes whose found it. Besides the stories written in it, the book has a being and stories to tell.
I want to give also physical importance to the book, to its worn pages, to the mud spots, to the dust that overlay the cover.
I try to give a new life to some of the books, that are in the worst shapes and impossible to be read; I wash those, I put some to dry, pages by pages and create origami from it. I manipulate others, when wet and let those dry without separating the pages, creating new shapes.
I didn’t chose the books according to their author, title or plot, but only as a casually found object.
The project hasn’t been published yet and this is the first preview.
1.I found this book in Hampstead Heath Park in London, like shown in the first image.
In the guard sheet of the book it’s applied a paper from the North London Collegiate School’s library, which shows a list of the ones who borrowed it from 1970 to 1975.
The pages are full of notes written by pen, torn pages and photocopied pages added with a clip, like shown in this particular picture.
2.The book it’s been find in the countryside in San Sperate, which is a little village of the south of Sardinia in Italy. In the photograph you can see a sunset in the countryside.
The book appeared exactly as you see it in this picture, grown bigger and bent over by the rain, covered by dust. It was near a bunch of toys trashed in the soil. The only details about it’s story was the written name of Camilla and Sergio on the guard sheet.
3.I found also this book in San Sperate’s countryside. It was in a really bad shape, so I decided to wash it and I folded the pages before to put it to dry. In the image you can see the final result of the dryed book next to a prickly pear plant, that it’s really common in the Mediterranean countryside.