• URBAN SOLITUDE

    Rome, indistinct suburbia. While the offer grows, the demand decreases. The economic crisis led to decay but it sometimes acted as an incentive for massive speculation. This is the case for the real estate area. Huge inhabited residential areas rose around the city, often built by the same constructors, with identical architectures. This work investigate this process, exploring through the silence of a night vision, the enlargement of the city and the impact on the sociological dimension of living. Only a small window, with its lights on, stands out in the concrete monstrosity of none.

    ONGOING project

  • ROOTS

    Mindoro Island, southwest of Luzon, Philippines.

    The ethnic group of Mangyans still resides in the territory preserving their original indigenous practices despite the pressures and influences of modernity. After the end of colonial domination, this ethnic minority moved from the coastal region to hinterland, living today only thanks to agriculture and little else, refusing to accept the seductive offer of urbanization. This series of portraits is the result of the desire to investigate the close relationship that exists between this community and the womb that nourishes it. The modality of the work eludes the most canonical mechanism of setting the portrait in a frame that contextualize it.

    These portraits have been shot recovering the antique analog technique of double exposure, which leads to unpredictable results.

    Faces of people are confused and overlapped to the territory, resulting to a metaphysical vision where boundaries nearly disappear in order to leave space and place to a global vision. What emerges is a telluric and concrete symposium, the covenant of purity that ties the natives with their mother land.

  • LAST SUPPER

    The Philippines is the most Catholic nation in the world. Cultural heritage of the Spanish domination, Catholicism is deeply rooted in the society. The series "Last Supper" investigates the private space of the Filipinos, their homes, allowing a look inward and intimate, in an attempt to understand the society and its spirituality. Almost every family owns a representation of the “Last Supper”, which strongly underlines the sacredness of sharing a meal. What results is a study that highlights various aspects of Filipino society, as the sense of taste and decoration, the differences between the various social classes and especially the great religiosity of this country.

  • TIBERINA MON AMOUR

    The Tiberina Cycling Lane crosses Rome from part to part, stroking the banks of the Tiber River. Unknown to most people, the path allows its visitors to an unusual point of view towards one of the most visited city in the world. A peculiar flora and fauna inhabit the road, flowing out from the dazzling lights of the Eternal City, uncovering the veil of mystery about what Rome really is. Neglect and decay are mixed with the ubiquitous historical legacy, drawing a gloomy present but, nevertheless, reminding us of the infinite possibilities of the Great Beauty. While traveling along the road, traversing the city, a genuine link can be felt deep down and the initial anger against all the missed opportunities slowly turns into a warm feeling. Indeed, this a love story...

  • ITALIANSKIJ

    From the mid of XIX century, important migration fluxes departed from Italy directed to different areas of the world in order to find possibilities and a better situation. One of the areas where Italian people went for most was Crimea, part of the Russian Empire.  It is estimated that at the end of XIX century Italians consisted of 5% of the population of the Crimean Peninsula. They were merchants, architects, ship owners, commanders and peasantries. With the collapse of the Russian Empire and the seizure of power by the Bolsheviks, Italians as well as other minorities started to be mistreated. Initially their land were confiscated in order to create collective farms. Thus, a part of them came back to Italy, dropping the total down to 2%. However, the tragedy came with the advent of Stalin as leader of USSR. Italians were forced to abandon their houses, permitted only to take few things among their goods. Accused to be spies at service of fascism, they were all deported from Crimea to Siberian and Kazakhstan labor camps. With the death of Stalin, some of Italian deportees came back to Crimea while others kept their position in the wastelands of Kazakhstan. Terrified by the possibility of new persecutions, most of them hide their heritage, stopped speaking italian and eventually changed their documents. They became Russian. Nowadays, in the area of the narrow of Kerch live about 150 families with Italian origins. Some of them are still in hungry with Italian institutions due to the lack of protection during the deportation and the recognition after the fall of USSR, while others claim with force their heritage, struggling to obtain Italian citizenship.

    This work has been realized together with Karl Mancini.

  • NEVER ENVER

    During the fifty years of communist dictatorship in Albania  the Adriatic coasts were dotted with agave plantations in order to prevent a hypothetical attack by paratroopers while along all the territory started the constructions of bunkers made off concrete and steel. It is estimated there have been built about 750,000. Twenty years after the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the communist dictatorship , Albania is still characterized by the massive presence of his bunkers. Nevertheless, the bunkers have suffered a different fate : most of these have been destroyed with the dual purpose of removing the dramatic and embarrassing past together with the extraction of the precious metal used to build them. Some were decorated to defuse the coexistence , others became landfill while others are simply forgotten . However a part of these bunkers have been reconverted by the population for different purposes. They became bars, restaurants, shops, stables, a tattoo studio and even a church in honor of the fallen during the dictatorship. These bunkers alternate with those who persist in everyday life of the population, creating a shadow of the past that is inexorably slowly dissolving.

    This work has been realized together with Karl Mancini.