It’s called “Geometries”, the latest fine art project by photographer Giorgio Cravero. The inspiration came from Italo Calvino’s “Six Memos for the Next Millennium”.
“Geometries” is a search for contrasts. On the one hand, the angular shapes of the solids with their static regularity, the precise angles and well-traced lines, and on the other, the liquid colour, soft, sinuous, with dynamic and random fluid curves.
However one has to consider the textures of opaque, pastel, and soft colours, and from another, saturated and smooth glosses of liquid tempera, revealing darting reflections. And finally, the balance represented by the instant.
Photographer Giorgio Cravero started the production with the composition of the shapes and then chose the colors. The solids have been subsequently edited with Photoshop.
This project “Geometries” was born in collaboration with Fujifilm Italia and The Light Shaping Company Profoto. Cravero has been worked with still life fro twenty years. In 2016, winning the Hasselblad Award, he became an Hasselblad Master, and started to collaborate with top Brands worldwide.
Here’s a piece from Six Memos for the Next Millennium (1988) by Italo Calvino.
“Take life lightly. Lightness does not mean superficiality, but gliding over things from above, not having your heart weighed down[…]. Lightness for me is associated with precision and determination, not with vagueness and leaving things to chance. Paul Valéry said: “One need to be as light as the bird that flies, and not like the feather.”