secret affinities


In my first real prolonged stay in in Japan, I was like a sponge that absorbed almost passively everything around it. All seemed interesting and worthy of attention. I chose to use colour films because I wanted to report what I saw without too many filters or alterations. And what I saw corresponded to what I felt.

I walked excited, curious, looking for anything that appeared typically japanese. I was a blank sheet of paper, a whiteboard ready to be filled with ideas and notes. I consider this approach very far from my current way of establishing contact between my being and the life around me, but I think that, at that time, it was natural to let the enviroment strongly influence me.






"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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