Twilight Walkers by Mario Scattoloni
I pretty much work blindly as a serial investigator into many of life´s banal moments. My Twilight Walkers series was just that: a slice of banality from the everyday (photographed circa 1994) to be resurrected many years later, bringing new life to something once forgotten.
I have allowed the dirt of my city to become an integral part of the story. It´s yet another layer of the reality we have lived during my time away from my former home in Toronto, Canada, which has now certainly become my past. Barcelona is my present, and the dust accumulating on my negatives and photographs will one day become my future. The documented moments of lives through photographs seem better observed in a different context, at a later point in time.
Maybe it only really matters that we reflect upon ourselves in this collective mirror during our own time here. We come and go as if we are phantoms. In the end we hardly remember the things our parents described to us about about their own lives & times. We only recall sketchy details of our grandparents, and almost nothing from that of our great grandparents’ existence. Photography allows us a bridge into that window, that long-ago-world that was once a part of the lives of our ancestors.
Perhaps in the end it is the continuum of life that really matters and not all those moments captured to be revisited over and over again. Photography is like a type kind of death that steals away the souls of others and that of our own.
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9 thoughts on “Guest Photographer: Mario Scattoloni”
Very creative and a wonderful vision! Looking forward to seeing more!
Mario, this is such a cool series of images. You have a unique and intriguing vision. I always look forward to seeing your work.
Thank you everyone for your sweet comments…I will continue to dig through my piles of fotos when time allows. My sincerest well wishes to one and all here at Aamora. I can hardly wait to see your posts for this new year. All my best to you all with your projects for 2011.
freekin beautiful !
Wonderful Mario! The dust creating a time layer that separates the viewer from the viewed.All these images are fascinating.
Mario, these are fascinating, haunting images. Exceptional work. Your commentary & title complement the eerie mood. The second image – guy in the lower left….Paul Bunyan bizarre. Thank you!
I love these, Mario! Banality is AWESOME! Just looking at these dusty people I can’t help but ponder what they are doing all these years later. Thank you for showing these!
Beyond brilliant. Looking at the box of photographs left behind by my parents I’ve often thought about the very same thing. I don’t know much about those photos or their lives for that matter.
Your images and narrative create an atmosphere that demands a second look, a third….or more. At first I confused the dust with snow, which the people are obviously not dressed for. That adds an additional layer of intrigue that brings the viewer back for more. Very nice….wonderful post and I look forward to seeing more in the future.
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