The Nonexistent Knight - The Armour Collection of Ferdinand Von Hapsburg
Years ago Franco Maria Ricci, one of the finest and more refined Italian publishers, asked me to photograph the stunning armours collection of the Archduke of Tyrol Ferdinand of Hapsburg, kept at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, to illustrate a book based on a novel by famed Italian writer Italo Calvino. Il Cavaliere inesistente (The Nonexistent Knight), his narrative masterpiece, is perhaps the only story in the world where clothes not only do not make the man, but are the man.
Before leaving for Vienna, Mr. Ricci said me: "Mr. Bigano I want ghosts coming out of the shadows." And that is what I did.