A Look Through It is a series which, as is often the case, is born from an aesthetic desire which I feel is fundamental, but which actually is often raised by memories and especially from “aesthetic and social values” with which I grew up over the years.
What do I mean by social values? The first image, taken instinctively, looks as though divided into a view inside of the Pain Quotidien where a film-like scene unfolds, while on the other side of the window poverty and wealth coexist, both looking into the interior of the restaurant where the light is directed, conveying a cinema-like atmosphere.One of the big themes which we find fascinating about the Big Apple is in fact this coexistence between sailing away in wellbeing and limping along in insecurity – two topics often found side by side, in the streets and on the subway. But surely the stories which live in this window are the recurring theme of this particular stretch.
Stories which you’ll be familiar with if you find yourself it the middle of it all, but which if you’re on the outside you can only imagine. This series is a homage to New York as I imagined it, having lived far away from it, amidst the stories, the images, the film frames and the songs that shaped its infinite identity.