96 pages, 88 photographs
Fiat Panda and the Shadows is a personal tribute to the my most treasured activities — exploration and documentation.
After 2 pandemic years of lockdowns and quarantines, after postponing photographic trips and projects in Sicily, I rediscovered my sheer joy of taking pictures.
Burned by the southern sun, the urban landscape became a photographic playground. During the hot siesta hours, the streets were empty, the cars were parked — there were only cityscapes and nature peeking out from dusty corners. The only portrait in the book is of Beata, my partner who shared 2 years of a limited pandemic reality with me.
87 photos are involuntary witnesses to the post-pandemic world, somewhat desolate, and at the same time enabling rediscovery and rebirth. The book is composed of diptychs — each set shares patterns, details or moods. When a world slows down, the photographer has to look closer and pay more attention to what the world’s scenography has to offer.