Roma: The color of morning 26 August 2011


It is about the evolution of the photographic image. Unlike our memories, the photographic image can be precise in rendering details and information. I try to make images that more closely match our memories, which fade over time, details become diffused. Our memories are usually way better than any photograph we can make. So I push my images to be more a painterly version of reality. I push the colors, I push the drama. I soften the details. In this case, I was always amazed by the morning light in Rome on my walks. The way it bounced on brightly colored walls, the way it would bend around corners. If there is a story, then is it a quiet one. It is about being aware of the simple beauty of light.