LEAVES

off-camera photography

Solo Exhibition at Colorno Photo Life (Reggia di Colorno, Parma), from October 14 2022 till 15 November 2022. Curator: Loredana De Pace.

Published on: The eye of photography magazine

The photographic declination of the theme is carried out with a digital scanner, on which I placed some leaves collected from the ground at the end of their life cycle. Leaves chosen without particular attention to the aesthetic data, because they all have equal dignity, having participated in that incredible mystery that is life.

The digital scan reveals a harmonious microcosm in each leaf, in whose innervations the image of a whole tree seems to reproduce.

The first element I tried to render is the architecture of the supporting lines, determined by a variable geometry depending on the plant species, but which all respond to a single function: photosynthesis. The lines are jagged in increasingly thick and thin networks, generating imaginative textures of extraordinary complexity and graphic interest. Paul Klee's lesson was invaluable in this research.

The second element is color, which assuming the most unpredictable shades is a mute witness to the life that still emerges from the retracted leaf.