| Daily Image Project |
If you could be anything right now, what would you be?
Carlo Bolzoni: A black cat resting in the spring sun. Living his day lightheartedly.
Nicolò Lucchi: A meteor wandering in space would not be bad.
Alessio Righi: Now, if I could be anything, I want to be a Bird, a free bird that has the possibility to fly around the world.
Davide Volpi: I would like to be a blind man for one day, just for one day, to try to move in the world with the help of sounds.
Which book are you reading?
CB: “Condominio Oltremare” by Giorgio Falco and Sabrina Ragucci.
NL: I’m reading “La Nausea” by Jean-Paul Sartre.
AR: Now I’m reading “Storia dell Fisignomica” by Caroli Flavio.
DV: Now I’m reading “Estasi e Materia” by Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio.
Which photographer is teaching you something?
CB: Many photographers have taught me something and many others will teach me more. My first love, one cannot forget, was for some great italian photographers, those of “Viaggio in Italia”. Part of my inspiration is now drawn from Wolfgang Tillmans’ approach to photography, while Eggleston’s idea of a “Democratic Camera” intrigues me. I also find Eugene Atget’s life and personal story extremely fascinating. Last, I’ve recently discovered the poetic side of Araki. His work “Sentimental journey” is very interesting and inspiring. At the moment I’m growing interested in contemporary photography.
NL: Many photographers teach me a lot of stuff, but now I’m focusing on Welmer Keesmaat, a Dutch photographer, who works on personal experiences and ever-changing processes.
AR: A lot of photographers have taught me a lot of stuff about photography, but now I’m concentrating on contemporary and conceptual artists.
DV: I think my inspiration is still the dear old Italian photography, maybe if I was born 50 years ago I would be Guido Guidi.
Are you working on a particular project right now? Can you tell us something about it?
CB: Apart from the collective project “daily image project”, which I love dearly, I am working on a project about virtual reality and about the now-sharper-than-ever edge between the two realities, between whom one can no longer distinguish. Using programs for the 3D elaboration I create real “photos”: both lights and materials are based on physical properties and on the laws of physic.
NL: Yes, I’m working on a project about two brothers, whom I’ve known for a long time. I’m trying to represent their relationship through a visual journey that defines the identity of two boys and their dealing.
AR: Now I’m not working on a particular project, because as students we spend a lot of time on University projects, such as a reportage in Bucarest or shooting industrial and commercial photos for some companies. By the way, I think that a project like the daily image project will prove of some impact for future ones.
DV: Now , I’m working on a project on the outskirts night, a kind of reportage that deals with these realities on the borders of urban spaces so silent, mysterious and dark.
You are four italian photographers: who are you guys? And when did you meet?
We are four guys coming from different realities, who met at the second year of Academy (a.y. 2013-2014) and started this project together. A project that was born out from the necessity to shoot, to set free from the constriction of projectuality, and that allows us to relate with chaos, with life and with the places we live daily. Our way of shooting links together a phisical and a mental need. We draw our inspiration from our lives and sperimentations.
Do you all live close to each other? How your place is important in your work?
The daily is the mental space where we share our different realities and visions, the daily gives us the chance to create compositions that allow the photo to change its shape and its meaning. Every place or situation can be a source of inspiration to our shots, we are unconsciously inspired by the places we live in.
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