Entry Title: "Fétiches"
Name: Francesco Rombaldi , Italy
Category and Expertise: Portrait_P|Deeper Perspective, Student
Entry Description: Fetiches is a photographic project that aims, through the language of the diptych, to photograph important subjects in relation to their fetish. The fetish are that object which joins a very strong symbolic value, a story to tell.
Story: First Photo:
THE BICYCLE SADDLE
After a fierce fight with his first bike, trying to tame it, he decided to make himself a gift, a trophy of that conquest: the saddle that, from that day on, he fixes on every bike he rides.
THE GRANDMOTHER’S HOPE CHEST:
After years of keeping it closed in her house, she has finally opened the grandmother’s hope chest. She does not want to reveal what she found in there, but since then she always keeps the “cassone” near her bed.
In times of great confussion, a dear friend gave him an antique compass, wishing him to find his way.
THE FIRST STAMPED PROJECT:
The first architectural project that he has stamped as a licensed architect, after years and years of university. Having no ink, he used his girlfriend’s eyeliner.
THE ROUND SPOON
Since she was 2 years old, during the summer, her parents used to leave her at the grandparents’ mountain house, along with her brothers and cousins. Every day, they ritually ate “milk with mămăliga” for breakfast, “ciorba” for lunch, and “griş cu lapte” for dinner. And the big challenge between all these cousins and brothers was the only Round Spoon in the house. For 15 years, every summer, this Round Spoon was the most desired object of all these grandchildren.
After the death of her grandparents, when she was 20 years old, she has revisited the house and found the Round Spoon, put it in her pocket and from that day on she takes it everywhere she goes.