Last night I had the strangest dream

PhotographerElena Fantini
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryCorreggio, Italy
Photo Date2010
Technical InfoDigital, light box
Entry Description

The photo belongs to the series "Last night I had the strangest dream", which is a project about nocturnal visions. The picture wants to take the viewer into a dreamlike, enigmatic and mysterious dimension which bounces from literary, pictorial and cinematographic allusions. I take my photographs in ambient light and in conditions of poor visibility to emphasize the force of the visible things as well as the strength of the darkness which surrounds them. The characters living in those landscapes seem to stand against that darkness, because of their reality and concreteness. Meanwhile they remind us of how fragile and thin is the limit from which another and unknown world breaks out. It is exactly from those ambivalences that the core of this project is born. From one side what is visible that shows our perception of reality. From the other side, imagination that is set free from any rational influence and that can eventually drift away.

About Photographer

Lives and works in Correggio, Italy Education: Classic studies and degree of German Literature at the Bologna University. Courses: Canon Academy held by Bob Sacha and Bruno Stevens at the Toscana Photographic Workshop Center. Workshop with Alessandro Rizzi, Fabian, Alessandro Bartoli, Fabrizio Cicconi. Workshop at ICP, New York, summer 2009. Group exhibitions: “Arcimpopoli” – European Photofestival (second edition), Reggio Emilia, Italy, 2007 “Corpo a cuore” – European Photofestival (third edition) Reggio Emilia, 2008 “Capuccetto Rosso” - Camera Lucida, Lyon, France, 2008. “4+2+1” - European Photofestival (fourth edition) - Reggio Emilia, 2009 “4+2-1” - European Photofestival (fourth edition) - Reggio Emilia, 2010 Expectations - The invisible Dog - New York, 2010