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My (ongoing) projects Nothing About ME and the new one Ordinary World are now on my website simonabonanno.com
|"I'm no one. You know nothing about me. I'm a passenger, a sailor, a valet, an officer, a cook, a technician. I'm european, american, asiatic, african. Tomorrow I won't be here, but I will seem like I'm here now and every time. My life crosses other people's lives, who are like me, everyone and anyone. I through the seas in a travel that becomes perpetual motion; that becomes human flow animating a floating city; I become sap that pulsates on the decks, in the corridors, in the sparkling halls, between the jets of water in the swimming pools. I'm a multitude with no history and no identity. Through my shadow projected on the bulkheads, through my profile drawn in the light, through my silhouette repeated in a endless mirror game, I tell you my story, which is the story of a thousand, an hundred thousand people. I become one body in the apparent chaos of a cruise ship, big beast to which, although for a short time, I belong. A maternal womb, a home in which every man is an island."|
-If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would.- (from "Alice in Wonderland", by Lewis Carroll).
Our vision of the normal, of the "ordinary", is founded on our certitudes, on the world we see and we know. But do we really look at everything is around us? Like Alice, I escape from a known world to find refuge in a dimension of nonsense, where the garbage becomes a wave of dust, where a cat's fur becomes a dreamy landscape. A world populated by incredible and static creatures; landscapes, colors and shapes. Everything is new but at the same time familiar.
Big and small are reversed and reflect themselves. A new dimension in which stay small, trying to not being overwhelmed by the vastness of the outside world - our inner.
I find this amazing world of chaos with no criteria; I don't touch anything, I don't create set, I don't arrange lights. Just take the camera, look and shoot. I don't look to make perfect images; instead I want to be seduced by the surreal atmospheres that already exist in the real world. These atmospheres are enhanced by the use of macro lenses that turn everything inside out and upside down once again.