Entelechy of the invisible, in Michele Di Giacomo photography the story of life is told through cracks and openings on an everyday reality that, seen with the author’s eyes, appears marked by unique and unrepeatable moments.
Michele puts the mind, the eyes, the heart and the Bressanian poetry on the same line in order to take pictures that just sometimes evoke Henri Cartier-Bresson’s photos.
The incipit, for example, is frankly inspired by Giacomelli and then we can see other influences, from Doisneau to Sellerio, as the whole lesson of the great flâneurs photographers of the last century, which is then the lesson of lightning narrative, made with light and even more with the shadow of what you see but also of what there isn’t anymore or there isn’t yet, a “before” and an “after” that photography may not be able to reveal but can certainly evoke.
Is there a Di Giacomo’s way to the invisible?
Certainly we notice that every image is a dense tale, an extemporaneous but complete screenplay, always obtained with just a few essential elements.
Leafing through this book is like reading the board diary of a ship in which Cartier Bresson is a route officer but whose rudder is firmly controlled by Michele Di Giacomo, an author to whom we wish long and adventurous journeys in those real-imaginary oceans in which he seems to navigate with natural dexterity.