'Mónos' | Exploring the Southern Italian Apennines
Italian photographer Vincenzo Pagliuca portrays life in the Apennine Mountain Range, with a focus on its oneiric structures. His study resulted in a series he titled 'Mónos.'
When Vincenzo Pagliuca developed his project, with an Mamiya 7 in hand and shooting in color; he set out to explore the southern Italian Apennine—from Lazio to the Aspromonte. He searched for precise light conditions, photographing during the winter months and at sunrise. The framing is reduced to its essentials. At the center, single structures immersed in the natural environment, acting as metaphysical pulls.
These structures hanging on the brim, often built with no ambition, with the exception of being present or occupying the space of nature at the edges, accidental architecture, where the photographic act inscribes relations, dimensions and balance. Here visual exploration is serial and systematic, sketching a rigorous and compositionally controlled geography of this southern Italian mountainous region which evokes the style of the German School in its design.