This project aims to answer a question about my origins. Born in Italy by French and Italian parents, I was constantly moved and relocated in several countries since my childhood, growing uprooted and torn between different cultures.
Considering myself as a result of all these experienced cultures, I instinctively refuse to identify myself with just one specific land or country. Nevertheless, I deeply feel the necessity to understand where is home, the place that I will always carry in my heart through my ceaseless vagrancy.
To link my origins to a psychological and emotional place focusing on the representation of my family, I chose to make this series of portraits depicting (physically) my grand parents and (psychologically) our shared love sphere. It is the most intimate that I could think of.
— Olivier Fermariello
Four striking photo series from Japan link theatricality and portraiture, revealing the undeniable connection between appearance and performance.
relies on luck and chance as he travels around the world making intentional double exposures. He shoots in one city, rewinds the film, travels to another city (sometimes halfway around the world), and shoots again. The odds for success are not great, but some of these photographs are uncanny, completely unlikely, and real gems.