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EMANUELE COLOMBO Giardini Auto Immobili He defines himself “a landscape photographer”, although his sceneries are always contaminated by human traces and focus mostly (and lyrically) on abandoned objects and places. As a teenager, Colombo started taking pictures of a derelict factory with his grandfather’s camera, a 1940s Kodak. Since then, he has kept shooting on film with the detachment and fervor (and snobbishness) of the amateur; bringing his camera everywhere and considering his images more relevant to himself than others. Primarily maintaining an anarchic take on life, touring on his bike around his favorite countries (Australia, France, Ireland...), going about places with a peculiar sense of observation. In this car carcasses series the center of attention is on trees and plants growing inside and around the vehicles, transforming them into unintentional gardens. We are intrigued by the shade that branches and leaves cast on the automobiles, by the melancholy emphasized by the fog. We are amused by the tragicomic condition of life seeping from the image of a truck, dead, in the attempt to drag another car out of the quicksand in the Australian desert - Emanuele Colombo (Forlì, Italy, 1969) lives and works between Cremona and Milan and travels around the world. Page 78 Fiat 128, Verogna (PC, Italy) 2007. Page 79 Fiat 600, Serrada (TN, Italy) 2008. On the right Fiat 127, Verogna (PC, Italy) 2007

Fantom Photographic Quarterly · Issue 01  
Fantom Photographic Quarterly · Issue 01  

Fantom Photographic Quarterly, Issue 01, Autumn 2009

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