archivio di luce
When shooting artistic objects with a camera, a number of technical, ideological and disciplinary issues arise. These objects are, by their very nature, bearers of complex strategies of meaning, that in turn have to translate into images able to convey that meaning back to us through the choice of light, background, framing and detail.
Vannini’s choice has always been to hold the very nature of the photographed objects in the highest regard. His photography thus aims at being authentic when dealing with their symbolic, poetic and narrative aspects, both seen as whole and as singularities of composing elements: shape, color, realization and more. In order to achieve this, he does not hesitate in pushing our perception of the object, by using a series of sophisticated techniques to manipulate his images: there is no natural light, nor classic artificial lamps and flashes anymore; he uses absolute light, a light of the mind, the exact light required to expose their deepest authenticity. These photographic footprints are traces of reality imperfection; the object becomes an image, the image becomes a sight.
In the framework of such project, Vannini’s immense archive offers a research perspective on the Galleria Parmeggiani catalogue: this is an archive of sights; his photographs, multiplied, deached from any reference of space, might represent the same object, but they are never the same image.