Can one give a nail, a bolt, a colander, a clothespin - the simplest objects that surround us - a value well beyond their functional daily utility to serve man? Can one draw one's attention to a particular detail of these things, or to a moment of coupling, until an artistic emotion can be made to emerge? Can one fix in time, like a graphic sign, a stylised relationship between two rigatoni or between a pile of spaghetti and a roll of twine? Can one give two kissing spoons the aesthetic momentum of a butterfly? Can a pencil sharpener inspire a graphic fan that vibrates poetry? Can two light bulbs be given the human allure of a mother-anddaughter family portrait? In this collection of photographs, Daniele Duca manages to combine his professional expertise in photography with an aesthetic search that marks out a path to art. He can give an inanimate object a soul by searching for it in a particular detail, capturing each of the objects in simple, elegant, black and white. There is no concession to the warmth of colour or to the decorative enrichment.
Plain black and white as the essential measure of the object, a graphic sign that stands out against the background with the luminous rigour of the keenest photograph.show more