Photo: “Around #21: Prickly Pear” – @ Marco Ristuccia
New entry for my long-term project “Around”
, around a prickly pear in Sicily.
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.
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.
(Photo: a child on a swing hanging from the remains of an immigrants’ boat. – © Marco Ristuccia)
This photo that I have taken in Sicily grotesquely represents the consequences of immigration we are living nowadays.
Place: Beach of Noto, near Siracusa (Sicily – Italy).
A happy child is playing on a swing hung by unaware bathers on the remains of an immigrants’ boat. The vessel ran aground and then was slowly swallowed by the wet sand of the shore, to the point of leaving only the top metal structure exposed, making it unrecognizable to beach goers (see the original ship here below).
(Photo: the immigrants’ stranded ship – © YouReporter)
Piaggio Ape 501 – Salvatore Diamante – Gardener
This project shows a world whose roots lie in my childhood spent in Sicily, the place where I was born. It’s about one of the most precarious categories of workers who try to survive from day to day by making a living without the certainty of tomorrow. They are street vendors, farm hands, smiths, and other small artisans and workers who still represent an important working class, particularly in South Italy, that is largely affected by the current crisis and in general by globalization. Read more →
Another summer is going to end. In the last period I switched almost completely to monochrome photography. Maybe I’m tired of the tawdry and distracting colors, or I’m just more prone to focus on the “form” rather than on the “substance”. I really don’t know the reason why, but it’s a fact that I started seeing things in black & white.
Let’s see what will come…