I am a collector.  Ever since I can remember, I have been collecting everything, particularly my own things as a sort of memorial.  Saving every single object is for me the first step of a possible collection: notebooks, cans, stuffed animals, receipts, batteries, or parts of myself like teeth, hair, and nails, just to mention some of them.  To keep and catalog objects has always given me pleasure. It started with me collecting memories and things that I was emotionally attached to, and it developed into an obsession to pile up ordinary objects in series.  The only complication I have is the space. Collecting requires a lot of space, which led me to find ways to let things go.  I have realized that, to be able to throw anything away, I first need to celebrate the detachment by taking pictures of it. The composition is the result of the entire process, the image is the purpose to achieve. By then, I convince myself that what I have collected will somehow survive, especially using films as they don't leave me empty-handed.  The project Therapy is photography used as a remedy to an addiction.

I am a collector.

Ever since I can remember, I have been collecting everything, particularly my own things as a sort of memorial.

Saving every single object is for me the first step of a possible collection: notebooks, cans, stuffed animals, receipts, batteries, or parts of myself like teeth, hair, and nails, just to mention some of them.

To keep and catalog objects has always given me pleasure. It started with me collecting memories and things that I was emotionally attached to, and it developed into an obsession to pile up ordinary objects in series.

The only complication I have is the space. Collecting requires a lot of space, which led me to find ways to let things go.

I have realized that, to be able to throw anything away, I first need to celebrate the detachment by taking pictures of it. The composition is the result of the entire process, the image is the purpose to achieve. By then, I convince myself that what I have collected will somehow survive, especially using films as they don't leave me empty-handed.

The project Therapy is photography used as a remedy to an addiction.

      VHS with me in it 1992    35mm film B/W

VHS with me in it 1992

35mm film B/W

      Organic Collection of my body parts and body fluids 2009 / 2017    35mm Film B/W

Organic Collection of my body parts and body fluids 2009 / 2017

35mm Film B/W

      E-cigarette survival kit 2014 / 2017    35mm film B/W

E-cigarette survival kit 2014 / 2017

35mm film B/W

      Picture of a picture. Kinder eggs. Framed series 2012 - 2016    35mm film B/W

Picture of a picture. Kinder eggs. Framed series 2012 - 2016

35mm film B/W

      Picture of a picture. Beer tops; miscellaneous (A); lighters; phones. Framed series 2012 - 2016    35mm film B/W

Picture of a picture. Beer tops; miscellaneous (A); lighters; phones. Framed series 2012 - 2016

35mm film B/W

      Object / Drawers (a) Collection of objects that are similar or related to each other inside wood drawers 20XX / 2017    35mm color reversal film

Object / Drawers (a) Collection of objects that are similar or related to each other inside wood drawers 20XX / 2017

35mm color reversal film

      Object / Drawers (b) Collection of objects that are similar or related to each other inside yellow cardboard drawers 20XX / 2017     35mm color reversal film

Object / Drawers (b) Collection of objects that are similar or related to each other inside yellow cardboard drawers 20XX / 2017

35mm color reversal film

      Objects (b) Collection of objects that are similar or related to each other in various rectangular cases 1994 / 2013    35mm color reversal film

Objects (b) Collection of objects that are similar or related to each other in various rectangular cases 1994 / 2013

35mm color reversal film

      Object / Drawers (c) Collection of objects that are similar or related to each other inside plastic drawers 20XX / 2017    35mm color reversal film

Object / Drawers (c) Collection of objects that are similar or related to each other inside plastic drawers 20XX / 2017

35mm color reversal film

      Objects (a) Collection of objects that are similar or related to each other in various circular containers 1994 / 2013    35mm color reversal film

Objects (a) Collection of objects that are similar or related to each other in various circular containers 1994 / 2013

35mm color reversal film

      Bottles (a) 1996 / 2009    35mm color reversal film

Bottles (a) 1996 / 2009

35mm color reversal film

      Collection of Soft toys 1984 / 2005     35mm color reversal film

Collection of Soft toys 1984 / 2005

35mm color reversal film

      Childhood objects (a) Collection of the most significative objects of my early and middle childhood 1984 / 1998     Polaroids

Childhood objects (a) Collection of the most significative objects of my early and middle childhood 1984 / 1998

Polaroids

      Electronics (a) Collection of miscellaneous cables    35mm film B/W

Electronics (a) Collection of miscellaneous cables

35mm film B/W

       Collection of things (b). Circular shape 2015 / 2018    35mm film B/W

Collection of things (b). Circular shape 2015 / 2018

35mm film B/W

      Collection of things (c). Circular shape 2015 / 2018    35mm film B/W

Collection of things (c). Circular shape 2015 / 2018

35mm film B/W

      Dryer machine residuals. Jan 16th / Dec 19th 2017    35mm film B/W

Dryer machine residuals. Jan 16th / Dec 19th 2017

35mm film B/W

      Getting grey. Collection of hair from different cuts    Rome / Cairo / New York 2013 - 2017

Getting grey. Collection of hair from different cuts

Rome / Cairo / New York 2013 - 2017

      Collection of empty packs of cigarettes (b). Framed series 2012 - 2016    Digital file

Collection of empty packs of cigarettes (b). Framed series 2012 - 2016

Digital file

      Diaries 2001 / 2015    35mm film B/W

Diaries 2001 / 2015

35mm film B/W

      Paper (a) Collection of rip up documents, notebooks, photocopies and posters 1999 / 2017 (B/W version)    35mm color reversal film

Paper (a) Collection of rip up documents, notebooks, photocopies and posters 1999 / 2017 (B/W version)

35mm color reversal film

      One year receipts (a) 2015    35mm film B/W

One year receipts (a) 2015

35mm film B/W

      Receipts from my psychologist. November 7th 2014 / February 4th 2016     35mm film B/W

Receipts from my psychologist. November 7th 2014 / February 4th 2016

35mm film B/W

     I am a collector.  Ever since I can remember, I have been collecting everything, particularly my own things as a sort of memorial.  Saving every single object is for me the first step of a possible collection: notebooks, cans, stuffed animals, receipts, batteries, or parts of myself like teeth, hair, and nails, just to mention some of them.  To keep and catalog objects has always given me pleasure. It started with me collecting memories and things that I was emotionally attached to, and it developed into an obsession to pile up ordinary objects in series.  The only complication I have is the space. Collecting requires a lot of space, which led me to find ways to let things go.  I have realized that, to be able to throw anything away, I first need to celebrate the detachment by taking pictures of it. The composition is the result of the entire process, the image is the purpose to achieve. By then, I convince myself that what I have collected will somehow survive, especially using films as they don't leave me empty-handed.  The project Therapy is photography used as a remedy to an addiction.
      VHS with me in it 1992    35mm film B/W
      Organic Collection of my body parts and body fluids 2009 / 2017    35mm Film B/W
      E-cigarette survival kit 2014 / 2017    35mm film B/W
      Picture of a picture. Kinder eggs. Framed series 2012 - 2016    35mm film B/W
      Picture of a picture. Beer tops; miscellaneous (A); lighters; phones. Framed series 2012 - 2016    35mm film B/W
      Object / Drawers (a) Collection of objects that are similar or related to each other inside wood drawers 20XX / 2017    35mm color reversal film
      Object / Drawers (b) Collection of objects that are similar or related to each other inside yellow cardboard drawers 20XX / 2017     35mm color reversal film
      Objects (b) Collection of objects that are similar or related to each other in various rectangular cases 1994 / 2013    35mm color reversal film
      Object / Drawers (c) Collection of objects that are similar or related to each other inside plastic drawers 20XX / 2017    35mm color reversal film
      Objects (a) Collection of objects that are similar or related to each other in various circular containers 1994 / 2013    35mm color reversal film
      Bottles (a) 1996 / 2009    35mm color reversal film
      Collection of Soft toys 1984 / 2005     35mm color reversal film
      Childhood objects (a) Collection of the most significative objects of my early and middle childhood 1984 / 1998     Polaroids
      Electronics (a) Collection of miscellaneous cables    35mm film B/W
       Collection of things (b). Circular shape 2015 / 2018    35mm film B/W
      Collection of things (c). Circular shape 2015 / 2018    35mm film B/W
      Dryer machine residuals. Jan 16th / Dec 19th 2017    35mm film B/W
      Getting grey. Collection of hair from different cuts    Rome / Cairo / New York 2013 - 2017
      Collection of empty packs of cigarettes (b). Framed series 2012 - 2016    Digital file
      Diaries 2001 / 2015    35mm film B/W
      Paper (a) Collection of rip up documents, notebooks, photocopies and posters 1999 / 2017 (B/W version)    35mm color reversal film
      One year receipts (a) 2015    35mm film B/W
      Receipts from my psychologist. November 7th 2014 / February 4th 2016     35mm film B/W

I am a collector.

Ever since I can remember, I have been collecting everything, particularly my own things as a sort of memorial.

Saving every single object is for me the first step of a possible collection: notebooks, cans, stuffed animals, receipts, batteries, or parts of myself like teeth, hair, and nails, just to mention some of them.

To keep and catalog objects has always given me pleasure. It started with me collecting memories and things that I was emotionally attached to, and it developed into an obsession to pile up ordinary objects in series.

The only complication I have is the space. Collecting requires a lot of space, which led me to find ways to let things go.

I have realized that, to be able to throw anything away, I first need to celebrate the detachment by taking pictures of it. The composition is the result of the entire process, the image is the purpose to achieve. By then, I convince myself that what I have collected will somehow survive, especially using films as they don't leave me empty-handed.

The project Therapy is photography used as a remedy to an addiction.

VHS with me in it 1992

35mm film B/W

Organic Collection of my body parts and body fluids 2009 / 2017

35mm Film B/W

E-cigarette survival kit 2014 / 2017

35mm film B/W

Picture of a picture. Kinder eggs. Framed series 2012 - 2016

35mm film B/W

Picture of a picture. Beer tops; miscellaneous (A); lighters; phones. Framed series 2012 - 2016

35mm film B/W

Object / Drawers (a) Collection of objects that are similar or related to each other inside wood drawers 20XX / 2017

35mm color reversal film

Object / Drawers (b) Collection of objects that are similar or related to each other inside yellow cardboard drawers 20XX / 2017

35mm color reversal film

Objects (b) Collection of objects that are similar or related to each other in various rectangular cases 1994 / 2013

35mm color reversal film

Object / Drawers (c) Collection of objects that are similar or related to each other inside plastic drawers 20XX / 2017

35mm color reversal film

Objects (a) Collection of objects that are similar or related to each other in various circular containers 1994 / 2013

35mm color reversal film

Bottles (a) 1996 / 2009

35mm color reversal film

Collection of Soft toys 1984 / 2005

35mm color reversal film

Childhood objects (a) Collection of the most significative objects of my early and middle childhood 1984 / 1998

Polaroids

Electronics (a) Collection of miscellaneous cables

35mm film B/W

Collection of things (b). Circular shape 2015 / 2018

35mm film B/W

Collection of things (c). Circular shape 2015 / 2018

35mm film B/W

Dryer machine residuals. Jan 16th / Dec 19th 2017

35mm film B/W

Getting grey. Collection of hair from different cuts

Rome / Cairo / New York 2013 - 2017

Collection of empty packs of cigarettes (b). Framed series 2012 - 2016

Digital file

Diaries 2001 / 2015

35mm film B/W

Paper (a) Collection of rip up documents, notebooks, photocopies and posters 1999 / 2017 (B/W version)

35mm color reversal film

One year receipts (a) 2015

35mm film B/W

Receipts from my psychologist. November 7th 2014 / February 4th 2016

35mm film B/W

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