IN THE DARK THERE IS ALWAYS A GLIMMER OF LIGHT, A SHRED OF HOPE
Fujifilm ISO:200 50mm F/1.7 1/1000Sek
This photo, my dear readers, has brought me to mind a tide of thoughts and that’s why I wanted to immortalize in this photo a fence of wood completely ruined, destroyed and I compared it to a kind of prison or an obstacle. Because if we stop for just a moment to think not all prisons have bars: many are less evident and it is difficult to evade because we do not even know that we are prisoners. They are the prisons of our cultural automatism that castrate our imagination, a source of creativity. As a famous essayist says:” Creativity is the art of summing up two and two getting five”. Creativity is undoubtedly the most important human resource without which there would be no progress and we would always repeat the same schemes/errors. Photography fixes the sensitive image produced by light in infinite paper or digital traces of the world. The photographer’s revealing gaze transforms the forms of everyday life, capturing images by stealing them from existence, from the most trivial events, from details or from anomalous appearances. As in magic, it transcends the apparent boundaries of reality sometimes in favour of phantomatic images born from the bottom of one’s conscious, immemorial or imaginative existence.