“The memory of the present” is a photographic exploration of the actual Tuscan area in Italy, photographed between 2017 and 2018 in over 40 urban and suburban locations.
This ongoing project captures the most mundane and typical elements of landscape – countryside crossroads, vernacular architectures, river banks, memorial statues, ruins of ancient walls, postwar buildings infrastructure – that could be seen virtually in any tuscan locality.
It’s also a work about collective memory and archetypes: the project focuses especially on the altered landscape, urban and rural in equal parts, trying to emerging, to eyes and mind, the image of the everyday landscape that we tend unconsciously to suppress.
Born in Florence, Italy, on 1974, where live and work.
During my studies in Art History I started to develop my passion in photography.
I’m interested in documentary photography and my work focuses primarily on altered landscape.
© text and pictures by Lorenzo Valloriani