Home?

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Yes, it was a while. During these weeks of absence I worked for Frieze London, went back to Italy and traveled to Scotland. I passed a marketing exam, which deserve a separate story and I am back today with an impulse from Photo101 challenge. And the first task was… the image of home.

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I am a deeply urban creature; I breathe with polluted air and walk along the rivers with lead water. My sky is limited with the edges of houses and my ground circled in the rings of yards. I love the urban, the quintessence of urban, together with its mess, concentrations of people, decadence, chaotic movements, pollution, traffic, high crime rates and other depressing statistics from the books of urban development – the typical imaginary of hell. I love the very greyness of the pavement, buildings, sky and its reflection in the water, the characterlessness of the 6-million crowd in the faded underground. My native city is the 50 shades of grey under the white nights of cold summer and total of 62 sunny days per year. Yes, a slight sadness and thoughtfulness never leave you along there, as well as in any depersonalized urban crowd in the world, you are pursued by the same damn loneliness. I am a XXI century Nomadic, wandering from a big city to the bigger. I don’t know anymore, where is my home, and I do not remember, how it looks like, but in my nightmares all 6 million of faded crowd visit me, under the lead sky reflected in a dark water running through numerous bridges.

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I live with theΒ city, I breathe with the city, I dream about the city – and more and more often I have nightmares.
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3 thoughts on “Home?

    • Thank you so much πŸ™‚ Oh, I have just studied too much in these weeks of post-modern fragmentation of identity and lost of boundaries with the traditional institutions like family and church, alienation etc. etc. etc. πŸ™‚ I was so scarred not to pass the exam I almost learned by heard all these pictures of horrors πŸ™‚
      I’m also happy to be back and to check what’s going on πŸ™‚

  1. You create such vivid imagery with your words and like mammaemme, they make me sad…. But I am happy for you that you passed your exam. πŸ™‚

    The choice of black and white for the photos to match your words was excellent. I really like the way you framed/cropped the first one!

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