“It is not so much a document of particular events or a nostalgic inquiring into the past, while trying to get rid of contradictory feelings. It’s a meditation on the foggy perceptions that are leaving traces on the path of our life. These images are intentionally difficult to categorize.
The indistinct scenes that appear before us are coming from a trail of memories, and family’s tales, intertwined with the photographer’s own wondering.
It is an exploration into the dreams and fears.
The book connects place and memory, disconnected from the passage of time. It isn’t about the past or the future, or about the present, but still, it is a closely woven tale of history and identity.
The thoughts that fail to find words, seek out a dialogue between the invisible presences, coming from the memory, the intuition, and possibilities of the now.
But the intuition is not locked in itself, it is looking and connecting with signs and symbols of the outside world, so that the hesitant gaze is seduced and captured.
Memories are retrieved; the links between place, identity and history seeks not to answer questions, but rather to listen to the soundless voices for guidance and relief.
Because the shapes are not dissociated from the original meaning, we are led into the moment, so we can experience the richness of the images, some of it even intensely personal, and the cascade of emotions resonates like a real journey.” Lina Pallotta
Witty kiwi is an independent publisher founded with the intention to promote photography through photobook, zine and magazine so as to give more weith to the ideas as well as having a tangible product.
Witty Kiwi was founded and curated by Tommaso Parrillo.
Please note: all images and texts are protected by Copyright and belong to the Artist.