The images of this project originate from the exploration of the territory – a starting point for our questions about observations and mechanisms triggered by the perception of the reality we reflect on.
We try to decodify a landscape by distancing ourselves from the actual background and by recomposing the elements of another scenography. The place induces an intuition and photography becomes some sort of checking tool, the field often focuses on a single element that works as a spotlight and gives back to the observer a unique and private visual perception.
The sequence of images has the purpose to refer to something else, to lead to a perception of a link between them. It is not a mere documentation of places but the desire to catch a glimpse of something that stays between the visible and the invisible, the desire to make you imagine the connections that interlace places, the basic nature and the often-ambiguous artefacts, infrastructures, and architectures.
The concept of proximity is transcended, and we try not to define or quantify the distance or the vicinity of places and objects. The familiar and the unfamiliar blend together in this continuous movement that leads to define a landscape made of multiple connections and points of reference. The geographical coordinates disappear and there is only the echo that helps to identify one’s own path.
Marco Fava (1978) deals with architecture, graphic design and photography.
Currently, he lives and works in Piacenza, Italy. During his university studies he started to take a close interest in photography and to develop his personal research mostly focused on the interaction between human presence and environment.
His projects were published on several online platforms and he took part in collective and personal exhibitions including Lacuna/ae – “Identity and Modern Architecture in Venice” Venice, 2016 and Diecixdieci contemporary photography festival in Gonzaga (Italy), 2019. From 2017 he collaborates with other photographers and curators for editorial projects and in 2019 he published his first photobook “Il Servizio Buono”, made in collaboration with two designers.
© text and pictures by Marco Fava