About this project
"...It often seems to me that the night is much more alive and richly coloured than the day..."
There are passions that perhaps have been born with us since we were children. Photography and astronomy have always been part of my life path. In the beginning as a simple curiosity, today as a real passion that I have cultivated since, in 2014, I bought my first semi-professional digital camera. From that moment, I started to shoot at the world that surrounded me under the starry night sky. The more I made my first images, the more I understood that my shots could be a very powerful communication channel with which to transmit the love for my land through a different light. Little by little, I started to explore the most beautiful places in Sicily from both a landscape and historical point of view. Each image became the means by which I make the world to know the richness of a land, which throughout history, thanks to its central position in the Mediterranean, has been the cradle of many civilizations.
My Land, My Love
In my Sicily, more than in the rest of Italy, the history of different cultures has mixed: the Phoenician, the Greek, the Roman, the Arab culture perfectly integrated into the Norman culture. On my land, French history crossed with Spanish history and then became part of the larger country of the "Great Beauty" which is Italy. Today I am proud to be Italian but I know that in my DNA traces of different peoples and cultures can be found. Being part of the Sicilian people is for me like being part of a single people: the people of the world.
Dreamscapes of Sicily !!!!
Today I understand more than ever that this wealth is further enhanced if taken through the dreamy light of the night. Who has never dreamed looking at the stars of the universe? The dimension of the dream becomes the means by which to involve those who look at my photographs.
I wish everyone could dream of being virtually with me in the fantastic landscapes of my land breathing the scents of the fresh spring grass or feeling the cold on the skin of winter in front of the crystalline sky that can only be observed at those times of the year. I wish you were virtually with me while I watch the summer milky way, listening to the sound of the waves of the sea and breathing the sweet and pricky taste of the saltiness. I would like you to be virtually with me during fall and be fascinated by the warm colours of Etna woods, which, illuminated by the light of the Moon and lava, mix with the turquoise of the sky.
I would like you to be with me dreaming of going back in time to Segesta during the night and imagining how life could unfold around its Doric temple. I would like you to be with me in the Neolithic era in the Pantalica valley, imagining the fires of the villages that illuminate the cliffs with a thousand grotto tombs.
One People, One Sky
Thanks to the night sky I can travel and take you with me to places and times by accessing the dream dimension. The sky is therefore a precious resource that we must protect because through it we can rediscover the pleasure of dreaming by appreciating the beauty and history of our land ... but let me say you ... of our world. One single people under one unique sky!!!!