The Body as Dream series
is based on the certainty
that our reality exists
because we’ve given it a name,
that our representation of the world
is as important
as its existence a priori
and that we,
along with the world we’re a part of,
are defined by our words.
is a continual repetition of words
which form an entirety
of illegible signs
that envelop the skin,
cover and replace it.
Light or ponderous, winking or solemn,
all of these images represent
the same curious astonishment
at what we are.
— Marco Ambrosi and Monica Dengo
Editor's Note: You can listen to photographer Marco Ambrosi speaking about his work in a four-minute audio interview with Jim Casper.
makes large-scale scanner art from crumpled, discarded, anthropomorphic pieces of junk he finds in the streets.
One of 50 LensCulture Emerging Talents 2015!
1 compact camera.
1 flash + color gel.
10,000 km road trip through Canada.
Lots of weed.
Documenting my life.
With the rough-and-tumble beauty (and unexpected joy) of a flea market find, the bodies and faces of these hitchhikers offer us a visual storybook of their intense, unique lives. Not only are these nomads interesting in their own right—they also represent a wonderful family of strangers, a tightly knit group forged by the bonds of travel.