“In a work of art, “form” cannot be divorced from “content”: the distribution of color and lines, light and shade, volumes and planes, however delightful as a visual spectacle, must also be understood as carrying a more-than-visual meaning.” Erwin Panofsky.
I understand photography as a language in which a message is transmitted. A single image works as a word; and a sequence as a phrase. Meaning is formed through a succession of images that complement one another by syntactic relations.
The title plays with the images intertextually. It does not describe them but expands them; it is not redundant but rather endows them with non-explicit connotations. Meaning expands itself through metaphors produced in-between the text and the images.
The connotations resonate in the spectator’s mind seeking to produce a twinge in the unconscious. What is transmitted is a veiled message that acts in front and behind the eyes. The images in question do not just “tell” but also “interrogate” us.
The images have a fictional aura, since my intention is “to make” photographs and not “to take” them. It is a poetic photography that aims to hold a dialogue with us hinting its conception of the world through our own gaze.