Stefano Marchionini | I see around me tombstones grey

I see around me tombstones grey is not only about a physical space.

After having spent some years far from my parents I have understood that wherever they are it is their nearness that gives me the feeling of being at home.
It could be in my hometown on the Lake Maggiore, that I left almost ten years ago, or where my father used to work.
As I started taking picture of them, of my family, I noticed that there was a different atmosphere compared to the feel my life away from them has.
It is true that whenever I stay home for a few weeks I realize that their/our reality is becoming more dramatic every year: oldness, sickness, retirement and a general feel of inquietude.
However it is thanks to this that I know where I come from and where I want (or don't want) to be.

The title of the series is the first line of a poem by Emily Brontë and there is also another verse of it stuck in my mind: we would not leave our native home for any world beyond the tomb.

This book is a collection of photographs taken during the last three years.

self-published book | first edition of 100
48 pages | 15 x 20 cm | digital print
soft cover | offset standard white 250 g | saddle stitched
photographs and text | offset standard white 120 g
printed at Deux-Ponts | France

France: 15€ | Europe and rest of the world: 17€

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