The project titled What You Do Not See, Unordinary tells the story of the City of Turin, my city, seen through the eyes of passersby.
All photographs have been captured with a long exposure technique; in other words, I mixed then history of the city with my own history, my life experience. In fact, after five years spent fighting a disease, my artistic purpose is primarily that of representing the all too familiar feeling when, as a young man wandering through the city, one feels invisible, and yet still he is thoroughly involved in its daily frenzy.
At a later stage, my artistic research focuses on blurring, on suggesting various prospective plans–which interact with one another–and on changing the colours, which are now completely distorted, as in they are both fluo and pop shades: surreal hues.
Presence is well-defined, despite not being immediately apparent because of the architectural lines standing out on the background of the picture as “natural” vanishing point framed by the camera lens.
A twofold message is to be conveyed here: loneliness and absence are as elusive as presence and it is not true that standard is always good.