“The artist' s mind seethes with ideas. Ideas which assail his mind like meteorites on a planet without atmosphere. A chaotic mess dictated by a kind of madness. Creating is impossible in such moments. Therefore, in these cases, the artist must objectify this “madness”, put his ideas in order by the calm of reflection. That’s the way a work of art is born, after calming these instincts, which are rough and incomplete, even if they are right. Reflection calms them, puts them in order and objectifies them. So, the instincts become deep thoughts”.
“An apparently surreal photographic image is surely referable to our subconscious. Reconstructing the subconscious is often hard; but, if you indulge in the apparent surreal, you are able to fill the gap. The subconscious is unlimited and boundless, and it is able to dissolve the sizes: it all depends on grasping these sensations, hardly felt consciously”.
“Being able to make one or more colours come out from absolute black, gives the certainty to have the absolute command of shades and colours”.
“Thought sculptures the material melting in it”.
“Going beyond the concept of photography is the foundation of photography itself”.
“The more the shades of a colour are changeable the more they get closer to my character. Searching for them to photograph them, maybe, is a way to understand myself!”
“It’s the colour which produces a shape, not the opposite. Colours combined to shadows produce the other side of forms (the surreal part). If we knew it, living wouldn’t even be worth”.
“ Photography must not only make you speak, it must go beyond: it must make you think!”
Photography is a mirror reflecting every anxiety of life.
Seeing, observing and thinking: that’s the answer to the question.
Only photography can inform us about the unconscious feature of sight, as well as psychoanalysis informs us about the unconscious feature of pulses.
These photographs, sacred images, which people hang or place in their houses, are just the legitimate images which we sometimes use for art and with which, maybe, we do something illegitimate.
“People can remember other people in a clear way only by looking at their photographs, otherwise their memories would be blurred. I only try to make photographs seem more like memories than the photographs themselves.”
“My photographs are little big eyes on the world that open when they are being watched leaving the reality suspended in a vacuum.”
“I can imagine what the eyes cannot see.
I can see and take a photograph of what I think.”
“Looking from outside into an open window one never sees as much as when one looks through a closed window.”
“Thinking is one of the greatest pleasures of the human race.”
“I frame in such a way that others synthesize a dream, a memory”.
“The work of art is the voice of the people and their movements”.
“A true photographer is one who breathes photography animating life of its own”.