The artistic current of Futurism was born in Italy around 1910. It was a period of great ferment due above all to new technological discoveries such as airplanes, radios, cars.
The world was no longer the same, everything became closer and above all faster. The futurists tried to represent this speed in their highly innovative works, invading all known fields of art: painting, sculpture, literature, theater, music, dance, photography, architecture, cinema and even gastronomy!
Their best known names were: Marinetti, Balla, Boccioni, Carrà and Farfa. The latter lived for many years in Savona, in Liguria. Savona is my hometown, the title of the “ESSEVU” portfolio derives from the SV car plate. I therefore wanted to represent my city in the futuristic way, that is, with moving scenes that produce streaks in order to give the sensation of speed. I started using very slow shutter speeds so that the subjects passing in front of the lens left colored streaks on the sensor but later I switched to using the most diverse techniques. From simple zooming during shooting, to shooting with very slow shutter speeds, to multiple shooting by taking a sharp photograph and repeating it from the same position and then merging the two images together. When the subjects on stage were still I proceeded to move the camera myself in various ways to obtain the desired effect. The photos that make up this portfolio are about a quarter of the total.
About GiBi Peluffo
GiBi Peluffo was born in Savona in 1950. He worked for almost 25 years in the photographic factory in Ferrania as a researcher of organic chemicals. For almost twenty years he printed his own images from color negative, becoming famous for his very personal interpretation of the Ligurian landscape (“Varigotti” and “Muri di Mare”). He alternated this local search for images with trips that took him to various countries of the world: China, Peru, Nepal, India, Tibet, Greenland, Africa (Mali, Sierra Leone, Sahara Desert, Sudan and Central African Republic.), Vietnam, Belarus, the Republic of Moldova. Since 1997 he has collaborated with the magazine “MAGAZINE” providing texts and photographs and in 2001 with the “DOGMA” where he directed a monthly photographic column in the national magazine “Professional Optometry” distributed to 11,000 opticians throughout Italy.
Since 2003 he has collaborated with “EMERGENCY” for which he produced a reportage in Sierra Leone on the Goderich hospital and in 2004 in Cambodia where he produced another work on the country and on the “Ilaria Alpi” surgical center where the victims of mines are hospitalized. In 2005 he traveled to Belarus and Moldova as a photojournalist and ambassador of peace for Unicef and for the “Forum for the rights of children in Chernobyl”. In 2009, Emergency again sent him to Sudan and Central African Republic for a report on pediatric cardiac surgery. In 2010, 2011 and 2013 he returned to Central Africa as a photojournalist for the Discalced Carmelites of the Infant Jesus of Prague. In 2005 he founded “a & g reporters” and began the collaboration with the prestigious Italian photo journalistic agency LaPresse for which he follows the football soccer of Serie A teams (Sampdoria and Genoa), news and crime reports, when interested national, and the news on commission or autonomous proposal of the services.
Since 2006 he has been working for the stock agency Tips Images and starting from 2014 with AGF-Foto which to date distributes and sells over 1,500 of his images. From 2007 to 2011 he was a photojournalist registered in the register of journalists of Liguria and at the USSI (Italian Sports Press Union). He is also the teacher of a complete photographic course, one of a kind and inimitable, as it contains his thirty years of personal experience in the most diverse photographic themes. The course, based on education in vision, was carried out at the University of the Third Age, at the State Middle School, at numerous photographic circles and at numerous high schools including the Arturo Martini Art School of Savona and at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Genoa, in the landscape architecture degree course. He is currently “free-lance” and performs studio portraits, art reproductions, still-life set with the production of brochures, wedding services, ballet in the theater and shows in general, reportage of various types of events, sports and industrial photographs , architectural, advertising and tourism promotion for companies and municipalities. It takes valuable photos of different genres dedicated to the production of websites for companies. He has to his credit the volumes “Savona: photographic impressions”, “Da Fotoamatore a Fotoreporter” and “Be Afrika”.