Purtroppo ti amo
Quinlan Publishing (2013)
Texts Elio Grazioli, Burk Uzzle
Honorable Mension, Hemingway Award 2014
Siena. Elegant. Magnificent tradition. But here, in the “now” of these
pictures, is the raw, disheartened, and anxious underside of elegance
The contradiction between “then and now” is here represented by places
and people that are not often noticed, and here their countenance often
includes a sense of loss, loneliness, a feeling of something powerfully uneasy,
a sense of naked emotion.
But Life keeps on being Life, and not one of us is unimportant. The price
of poetry is “acceptance,” and the price of tenderness is compassion.
It is the quality of attention that awards a subject importance.
In this work there is a chosen stylistic of urgency and immediacy used
to phrase the vision in which the poetry of all the represented realities
is not etched with detail, but with emotion. Some of these photographs
haunt me, and for that I thank Federico Pacini.