Photo: UNC #01 – © Marco Ristuccia
Today I would like to present to you a project that I realized in 2011 along the Po Valley, close to Milan (Italy). Its name and the concept itself came to my mind from the ideas inside the book “One, No One and One Hundred Thousand”, a masterpiece of the Sicilian writer Luigi Pirandello. I elaborated those ideas and created a personal interpretation that stands behind this photo project.
A research on the essence of life which is inspired by the organism “Tree”, observed both as a single subject and as a representative of an entire species. The visual fusion of individuals, through superimposition, reinforces the universal and fades out the particular, leading us to a higher level of thought. The eternal value of mortal life lies in repetition of the individual’s uniqueness, which, if existing alone, would have no hope of survival. We are all “one, no one and one hundred thousand”.
The project was realized along the Po River Valley, in northern Italy. Each final print is composed by dozens of single shots. I have deliberately chosen the soft light and pastel colors, typical of those places on cloudy days, to confer a rather misty and graphical aesthetics to the final work. Finally, the canvas print contributes to underlining the texture and the atmosphere of the images.
Photo: UNC #02 – © Marco Ristuccia
Photo: UNC #03 – © Marco Ristuccia
Photo: UNC #04 – © Marco Ristuccia
Photo: UNC #05 – © Marco Ristuccia
Photo: UNC #06 – © Marco Ristuccia
Photo: UNC #07 – © Marco Ristuccia
Photo: UNC #08 – © Marco Ristuccia
Photo: UNC #09 – © Marco Ristuccia
Photo: UNC #10 – © Marco Ristuccia
The photos of this project are printed on canvas and mounted stretched over a wooden frame. They are available for sale in a limited edition of 5 + II. If you’re interested in buying some, you can contact me or check the availability and order on-line by clicking here.