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    On the occasion of the anniversary of a well-known lighting shop in Barcelona, I was commissioned to create a photographic image with the aim of … Read More
    On the occasion of the anniversary of a well-known lighting shop in Barcelona, I was commissioned to create a photographic image with the aim of reinterpreting a lamp. In my case (we were four photographers chosen for the project) I had to take a picture of the Pipistrello, an italian design from 1965, conceived by Gae Aulenti who was inspired by the bat’s wings. The idea of photographing the Pipistrello in a cave came up quickly, since it is the place where bats find shelter, but everything changed when I visited the Coves del Toll, in Moià, 50 Km from Barcelona. These caves are an important archaeological site, where remains of prehistoric human settlements have been found. A very important discovery has recently been made in finding a tooth and a parietal of a Neanderthal child 50,000 years ago. All this completely changed the idea of the image I wanted to produce. It was no longer a question of returning the lamp to its place of origin, where the bat who had inspired Aulenti’s creation lived. Now I was able to make a jump in time and illuminate with a beautiful object, a great example of modern design, the place where my ancestors found one of their first refuges. When I placed the lamp in its location and lit it, the light that was given off from it replaced the fire that illuminated the same space thousands of years ago. That day the cave became a home again. Read Less
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