TIFA 2022 Book / Fine Art

Polvere A Colori (Coloured Dust)

  • Prize
    Silver in Book/Fine Art
  • Photographer
    Gabriele Gentile
  • Technical Info
    Bilingual (english+italian) 29,5 X 21cm 122 Pages Released On 06/15/2022 Isbn-13: 978-1-914569-45-6
  • Photo Date

A journey of years throughout Italy in search of abandoned buildings whose charm has been sublimated by the action of time, bringing it closer to that romantic ideal. Ancient villas and palaces, imposing castles, sumptuous period hotels, prestigious churches and theaters, all share the current state of oblivion and the decadent beauty they emanate; portraits of architecture. Within these environments the power of photography to stop time becomes magic, succeeding in the feat of turning it back.

Gabriele Gentile was born in 1986 in Italy where he completed his studies in the humanities and communication fields.He approaches digital photography in his thirties fascinated by its “magical power”,unique in making a moment eternal. Time is the focus of his research,the nostalgic time of the past from which to resurrect ancient buildings today in decay and the time of the future,projected into minimal abstract visions of modern architecture. Forms,lines:space.Fundamental even as empty space. Colour is another keyword in his works,a subject in and of itself,essential element of his alphabet.