Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Architecture / Interiors

R.P.W. (Roman Places of Worship)

  • Photographer
    Giuseppe Francavilla
  • Technical Info
    Leica And Sony Cropped Sensor Cameras
  • Photo Date
    January, February and March 2020

Creating a documentary based on all the churches in the territory of Rome would be an impossible operation. My intent therefore is to make known a small cross-section that, although in its small realization, wants to highlight the supreme art with which these churches adorn the territory of the eternal city. I will dwell on some examples depicting the harmony of marbles and stucco, on the polychrome of the ceilings, on the adoration of the icon, where the icon is intended as particular form of the presence of God, on the multiple expression of the artistic form that aims to adoration.

Born in Palermo in 1974, I have been having a natural flair for the shot since he was 10, using a Polaroid 1000 model borrowed from my brother. A few years later the first experiments in street photography gave way to the glossy world of glamour. The real revolution begins owning a Kodak's bridge camera with a 24x zoom which trained my eye to look for the hidden details of things, as in an imaginary game in which there is always something hidden from reality that may tickle the wonder of surprise.