Born in Ajaccio (South Corsica), photographer Sébastien Arrighi has cultivated a documentary strategy that oscillates between actuality and fiction. Whereas embarking on tasks in each acquainted and international environments, for the final a number of years Arrighi has been exploring his native island. Taken whereas on mythological walks, and at a time when the whole lot appears to be “metamorphosing,” the photographs seize “a territory with a double isolation” — each insular and mountainous — a spot which shares surprising resemblances to different lands:
“Past a topographical and emotional survey, this analysis questions a fancy Mediterranean imaginary and attracts consideration to the order of the cosmos and its enchantments, from acquainted locations, visited as in the event that they had been previous associates misplaced from sight since childhood. Most of those locations are inhabited with the tenderness that we are able to nonetheless detect in sure agricultural landscapes, sacred websites, unknown territories, versus the vacationer panoramas too extensively documented.”
Testomony to Arrighi’s connection to the pure world, the sequence pays tribute to the silent powers that dictate the geological realm whereas exhibiting how inseparable it’s from that of the human, as seen within the familial portraits punctuated all through. See extra photos from “Ora” under.