October 6, 2015

Francesco Merlini - Scrapbook

This young Italian photographer (born in 1986), cites D'agata and Petersen as influences and it's not difficult to feel it in some of his shots such as the ones I chose above. This inclination for crudity, reality, flesh-as-it-is and not formatted for current aesthetism, is a major common traits he shares with these two great masters. I hope he'll go on long on this hard way and won't be swallowed by more mainstream visual options. His pictures do not all talk to me. Many seem to me rather uninteresting. But the selected ones provide a personal body imagery, the main thema of this blog after all. His site here

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