B&WEuropeStoryBlack Sea by Isabella Sommati

Summer heat, muggy weather, today is Sunday. The sea is far away, beaches are crowded, gasoline is too expensive, we can’t get away from the city. If we stay home, we would end up watching Formula One on TV, sleeping on the couch

Summer heat, muggy weather, today is Sunday. The sea is far away, beaches are crowded, gasoline is too expensive, we can’t get away from the city.

If we stay home, we would end up watching Formula One on TV, sleeping on the couch, sweating like pigs, empty beer cans on the oor, saliva dripping from the left side of the mouth.

We need to go out during summer, have fun with friends, see some boobs and get drunk. In summer we fall in love and messages sound louder in empty streets; then we break up and the phone turns silent again. In summer we are in a good mood, the sky is clear, the sun is warm, it’s time to get tanned, even if the sun burns, we must escape to the nearest swimming pool, just thongs and caps, Sunday must begin! But in summer the sea is black despite the chlorine, the sky is black despite the sun, concrete is black, the sea gull is black, our skin is black, the bitterness in our throat is black, this ridiculous dream of escaping is black, the Sunday we spent looking inside ourself is black, and slowly, the black sea is swallowing us.

Isabella Sommati | Summer heat
Isabella Sommati | Summer heat

About Isabella Sommati

Born in Livorno (Tuscany), I took my highschool diploma in the Arts, and then moved to Florence to study graphics and advertising. My passion for communication took me to Milan, where I currently live and work as an art director for fashion and design rms. After 25 years of reviewing other people’s pictures, I decided to start taking photos by and of myself. Through photography I hope both to convey the world I live in, of which I am consciously a prisoner, and to nd a way of communicating authentically, which is often dif cult because of my strong sense of privacy. The element of water is often present in my shots, whether in the form of rain, tears or humble public swimming pools. Water cleans, soothes and swallows, becoming the only escape. This quote of Micheal Ackerman’s is particularly meaningful for me. [Official Website]

“I try to escape the traps of reality all the while preserving a link to the real. Because photos are not inventions but meeting points”.

Isabella Sommati | Summer heat
Isabella Sommati | Summer heat

Isabella Sommati | Summer heat
Isabella Sommati | Summer heat

Isabella Sommati | Summer heat
Isabella Sommati | Summer heat

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Isabella Sommati | Summer heat

Isabella Sommati | Summer heat
Isabella Sommati | Summer heat

Isabella Sommati | Summer heat
Isabella Sommati | Summer heat



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