Promenade

by Marco Rigamonti


Photographs: Rigamonti Marco

Publisher: Pazzini Editore

86 pages

Year: 2009

ISBN: 978-88-6257-061-9

Price: 25     12.50

Comments: Softcover, Italian, 22 x 22 cm

A vice – the Promenade on the French Riviera: this is the first picture that crosses my mind when I look at these photos, simple photos, like the postcards of the ‘70’s. Don’t ask me why, but they recall Ettore Scola’s wonderful movie, “A Special Day”. The square shape is appropriate and is rare in photography. I like the photographs. This is Marco, from Piacenza, and it seems strange to see him in action on the beach, instead of on the hillside, but obviously, we tend to search for what is unknown, not what is known. A solid thread joins Marco’s photos, and it’s the moment in which they are shot, or at least it’s the impression we get of the light, the breathing space of the day, which is about to end, and the evening, which is drawing nearer. Actually, Marco’s photos contain much more than Promenade sensations – they display the faces of an accomplished immigration, of a modern and maybe lonely society. Yet letting my eyes wander even more freely, I notice the light, and ask myself: Is this the place of departure? Are these people all waiting to leave? The light always comes from the sea, the shadows are the condemnations of the Earth, not of the horizon, and thus of us human beings. A place of stalemate, with no seasons. So many lies can be told while photographing the truth.
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Photos were taken on the Promenade des Anglais, Nice's promenade which stretches southwards for nearly seven kilometers.
The particular light is due the reflection from a bulding with amber glass railings located on the opposite side of the promenade.
The images are concentrated in a short stretch, about 30 m.
The reflected light, hot and intense but completely natural, seems to create a kind of stage in which people move like theater actors illuminated by spotlights on a single stage whose backdrop is the deep blue sea.
The work was carried out in different years and different hours of day, but always in winter, the last week of the year.


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Promenade

by Marco Rigamonti


Photographs: Rigamonti Marco

Publisher: Pazzini Editore

86 pages

Year: 2009

ISBN: 978-88-6257-061-9

Price: 25     12.50

Comments: Softcover, Italian, 22 x 22 cm

A vice – the Promenade on the French Riviera: this is the first picture that crosses my mind when I look at these photos, simple photos, like the postcards of the ‘70’s. Don’t ask me why, but they recall Ettore Scola’s wonderful movie, “A Special Day”. The square shape is appropriate and is rare in photography. I like the photographs. This is Marco, from Piacenza, and it seems strange to see him in action on the beach, instead of on the hillside, but obviously, we tend to search for what is unknown, not what is known. A solid thread joins Marco’s photos, and it’s the moment in which they are shot, or at least it’s the impression we get of the light, the breathing space of the day, which is about to end, and the evening, which is drawing nearer. Actually, Marco’s photos contain much more than Promenade sensations – they display the faces of an accomplished immigration, of a modern and maybe lonely society. Yet letting my eyes wander even more freely, I notice the light, and ask myself: Is this the place of departure? Are these people all waiting to leave? The light always comes from the sea, the shadows are the condemnations of the Earth, not of the horizon, and thus of us human beings. A place of stalemate, with no seasons. So many lies can be told while photographing the truth.
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Photos were taken on the Promenade des Anglais, Nice's promenade which stretches southwards for nearly seven kilometers.
The particular light is due the reflection from a bulding with amber glass railings located on the opposite side of the promenade.
The images are concentrated in a short stretch, about 30 m.
The reflected light, hot and intense but completely natural, seems to create a kind of stage in which people move like theater actors illuminated by spotlights on a single stage whose backdrop is the deep blue sea.
The work was carried out in different years and different hours of day, but always in winter, the last week of the year.


More books by Marco Rigamonti

A collector's choice by josefchladek.com

Promenade

by Marco Rigamonti


Photographs: Rigamonti Marco

Publisher: Pazzini Editore

86 pages

Year: 2009

ISBN: 978-88-6257-061-9

Price: 25     12.50

Comments: Softcover, Italian, 22 x 22 cm

A vice – the Promenade on the French Riviera: this is the first picture that crosses my mind when I look at these photos, simple photos, like the postcards of the ‘70’s. Don’t ask me why, but they recall Ettore Scola’s wonderful movie, “A Special Day”. The square shape is appropriate and is rare in photography. I like the photographs. This is Marco, from Piacenza, and it seems strange to see him in action on the beach, instead of on the hillside, but obviously, we tend to search for what is unknown, not what is known. A solid thread joins Marco’s photos, and it’s the moment in which they are shot, or at least it’s the impression we get of the light, the breathing space of the day, which is about to end, and the evening, which is drawing nearer. Actually, Marco’s photos contain much more than Promenade sensations – they display the faces of an accomplished immigration, of a modern and maybe lonely society. Yet letting my eyes wander even more freely, I notice the light, and ask myself: Is this the place of departure? Are these people all waiting to leave? The light always comes from the sea, the shadows are the condemnations of the Earth, not of the horizon, and thus of us human beings. A place of stalemate, with no seasons. So many lies can be told while photographing the truth.
------------------------------------------
Photos were taken on the Promenade des Anglais, Nice's promenade which stretches southwards for nearly seven kilometers.
The particular light is due the reflection from a bulding with amber glass railings located on the opposite side of the promenade.
The images are concentrated in a short stretch, about 30 m.
The reflected light, hot and intense but completely natural, seems to create a kind of stage in which people move like theater actors illuminated by spotlights on a single stage whose backdrop is the deep blue sea.
The work was carried out in different years and different hours of day, but always in winter, the last week of the year.


More books by Marco Rigamonti

A collector's choice by josefchladek.com