Promenade’s pictures are without a doubt part of the human side of photography.
In Promenade, people are not merely treated as objects in a scene; conversely, my pictures are taken when I feel these subjects become their most natural selves, a moment usually deemed not worthy of union by most.
I’m catching the instant in which they’re contemplating something, dealing with their anxieties or sharing their joy, feeling some kind of burden of being/not being where they want, or just warning to be somebody or somewhere else. All subjects are thinking about hope, fear, an illness, some relative of theirs who lives far away. In that sense, I am there with them, searching for those moments.
A typical subject for me is something extraordinarily normal living their daily run, something only a few people want to (or even have me to) observe: that’s why each photo is dedicated to the subject represented in it. This lyricism is also further explored with a message directed to all of the Promenade’s protagonists. These pictures unwillingly take part of demonstrating their impossibility of truly being alone – they testify that one person has walked alongside them, and captured their Lile glimpse of life, forever. They are links of a chain I drag with me, pearls of an intriguing necklace I wear every me, I see, recognize, and finally shoot, celebrate the magnitude and diversity of the human emotions.
All my inspirations stem from my care for mankind, and the inherent complexity of its nature. These photos are meant to fix one’s memory on imperceptible things, in order to make them survive the indifference of me, planner of all emotions. [Curator and Eden: Loredana De Pace]