A small tribute to photographic film

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Photograph: “A small tribute to photographic film” – © Marco Ristuccia

I’m cutting as usual the strips of black-and-white photographic film developed yesterday. I then scan and store them in transparent sleeves. It’s a slow and methodical ritual, which culminates in the ever renewed surprise to discover the shots’ details on my computer monitor. I don’t make analog prints anymore, I am a lover of hybrid techniques: I shoot on film because the process, slow and thoughtful, is useful to me. I print digital because it gives me more creative freedom. I hate religions, I pursue my visions. Continue reading

Around #21: Prickly Pear

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Photo: “Around #21: Prickly Pear” – @ Marco Ristuccia

New entry for my long-term project “Around”, around a prickly pear in Sicily.

Project statement
In project “Around” multiple points of view are put together in a single image. Several segments of space and time collapse into a complex-layered unit, just like an entire movie that would have been taken by turning around the subject and fixated on one frame. This creates a dense stratification of detail and gives the viewer a richer and deeper dimension to explore, while maintaining the power of visual synthesis that photography offers in respect to cinematography.

Honourable mention at MIFA

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Photo: a child is playing on a swing hanged on the remains of an immigrants’ boat. – © Marco Ristuccia

I’m very proud to have received an honourable mention at Moscow International Foto Awards with this photograph called High Hopes of Immigration.

You can read more about this photograph by clicking here and here.