Giacomo Brunelli Network
Self Portraits (2010-2013)
"Continuing to work in the black and white, in this Self Portraits series, Brunelli carefully constructs his photographs so his shadow becomes an integrated element of the landscape, ‘with no barrier between them’ and the environment with which he chooses to interact.
Whilst the Self Portrait has fascinated artists since the very earliest periods, the use of the shadow in such works is almost exclusively owned by the photographic medium. With the considered interaction between the photographer and the landscape, Brunelli takes this form of portraiture to a new level, as he questions his own understanding and place in the natural landscape, in images that present the shadow as an integrated part of the landscape, rather than simply a shadow on the landscape." Wayne Ford