LEFT BEHIND @ Rossoamapola, Parma

With the memories of another great experience just fading, I'd like to share with you some moments of the successful exhibition at Galleria Rossoamapola in Parma.

Following the good reception of my work last year in London, I had the pleasure to be hosted by a lovely art space in the charming town of Parma - and the results once again surpassed any expectation! 

The launch night was packed and for the whole month of March, when my prints where on show, the feedback from those stopping by has been extremely positive.

Thanks again to everyone involved in this "chapter II" of my LEFT BEHIND journey.

Here's to the next one!

LEFT BEHIND. A new chapter.

Following the great feedback received on my debut in London, and after a few months in preparation, it is a great honor for me to officially announce that LEFT BEHIND is finally 'going home'.

The art space Rossoamapola, in Parma, will be hosting the exhibition from 4th to 31st March, thus letting the Italian public get closer to my work too.

Reprints are underway right now, and I'm excitedly looking forward to this!

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The Exhibition.

For those who couldn’t attend, below are a few memories of my London debut exhibition.

Left Behind is the story of 8 years travelling across the globe to collect the melancholic beauty of those subjects and places that our society prefers to forget and hide and the bitter irony of Western countries’ paradoxes, gathered from the unmoved objectivity of the lenses of my Nikon.

I am still moved from the incredible appreciation of the collection and the huge attendance to the exhibition.

Thank you to all those who contributed to make it a success.

The exhibition will cross the British border in 2017, when it will be showcased in Italy. Stay tuned, I am working on the details!

Left Behind

A few months in preparation, but very much looking forward to my debut exhibition.

"Left Behind" is an introspective journey into the meaning of solitude, abandon and alienation in contemporary society. 

The exhibition is an invite to reflect on how the world looks at those 'disturbing' elements which alter the glossy, polished image that Western countries spent the last century building and marketing - both to themselves and to the rest of the planet. 

See you there! In the meanwhile, stay curious.

Vemödalen

So I found this word today: vemödalen. It felt so immediately relatable, so painfully close to a feeling I never knew could be described.

It is a word that can apparently be used to describe an obscure, latent sorrow common to so many photographers. A sorrow amplified by the proliferation of camera apps making photography 'easy' to master for everyone.

Which is something amazing, because it brings so many closer to this art, making us all a little more sensitive to composition, a little more literate, a little more prone to see the differences between good and bad, beautiful and ugly.

So here it is:

n. the frustration of photographing something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist—the same sunset, the same waterfall, the same curve of a hip, the same closeup of an eye—which can turn a unique subject into something hollow and pulpy and cheap, like a mass-produced piece of furniture you happen to have assembled yourself.

But together with the frustration, I argue, being aware of this feeling, letting it flow through your eye, is what really pushes every real photographer to find uniqueness in the everyday.

Because a sunset can become your sunset only when you stop trying to take a picture of it - and you start capturing the change it provokes into you.

That's what moves me, and what Kamavisione tries to be.

The neglection of vemödalen.