secret affinities II


In the second sojourn in Japan I gave myself up for lost almost immediately. I had forgotten why I was traveling and shooting and I could not find anything interesting to capture... i heard a voice that was new to me and I could not understand it. I had to start from scratch. I could not restar from where I left off , and then decided to reduce everything to black and white, not to get dazzled by the many colours of Tokyo that sometimes prevented me from noticing the obviousness. Light often deceives. I wanted to interpret and not just admire. I began to question every aspect of what constituted some certainty for me. That was a period of inner turmoil, of great confusion. There were unresolved issues in my life; ghosts, that I thought disappeared, returned to show, again. Each internal tension was reflected also in the way I put myself in front of the world and, of course, in my way of expressing myself. I could not find anything that was worth to be photographed. When I realized the need to face the situation from a radically different point of view through which I could be able to interpret that my new condition, I began to shoot, as I said, in black and white, and the images that i captured treated lack of self esteem, doubt, suffering, insecurity.






"Secret Affinities"

A journey between

nameless fascination

and mysterious






Works exhibited in: 


  • 2018 Barberino di Mugello
  • 2018 Pistoia
  • 2018 La Spezia
  • 2016 La Spezia
  • 2016 Carmignano
  • 2016 Dolcè (VR)
  • 2016 Lastra a Signa
  • 2015 Prato
  • 2015 Rovereto
  • 2015 Viareggio
  • 2015 Florence
  • 2015 Paris
  • 2015 Florence
  • 2014 Marina di Pietrasanta
  • 2014 Pistoia
  • 2014 Empoli
  • 2014 Florence
  • 2013 Pistoia
  • 2012 Tokyo
  • 2012 Osaka


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