In the last years, we have witnessed a revolution in photograph; the transition to digital photography has been an innovation to broaden the base of potential photographers and at the same time it has expanded and simplified the application of creative techniques. I think, now that technical aspects have been overcome, we can devote more to creativity and to emotions to capture, to tell and to share through our images. We have digital cameras practically in any tool so called “technological”; social networks have further fueled the boom of the images that very often are even replacing the same words not only to tell stories but also to convey emotions
In a context like this, I am perceiving signals that in the near future, the “cool” way to make photography will be by going back to manuality not only when shooting but also during the “post-production” activity. Two clear cases of what I am saying are: the magnificent retrieval of all that was Polaroid: http://www.the-impossible-project.com/ and the alternative world of Lomography: http://www.lomography.com/ . Different artists are exploring back the creative possibilities offered by a “manual approach”: one for all, Carsten Höller that, in an interview to Corriere della Sera (Italian newspaper), said : “new technologies are essential, but it’s always my hand that ends”.
In my studio I am also trying to going back to using manual techniques: Polaroid transfers, multi-dimensional panoramas made by putting together printed photographies… I hope you can see soon in the Ideas at Work section of this web-site, some pieces “manually” made.