Behind nsiries there is Alessio Maria Ciacio – an Italian artist based in Bologna. Born and raised in Sicily, he was inspired by the sounds of the sea, sunsets, and Sicilian soul.
His work is nostalgic and cinematic, most time with a mystical dark color palette. Telling stories and creating mysteries at the same time. The faces are often obscured, and yet one has the feeling of looking into eyes. “Photography, as a symbolic and non-verbal language, same as all the other artistic disciplines in which I engage, allows me to create and visualize a bridge that connects my very hidden inner self with the real world. I am really into the faces that are not fully visible and it particularly represents me. I am attracted/inspired by surrealism; I think it’s interesting to generate a certain feeling of “mystery” within the observer. The contrast between visible and apparently visible generates some kind of interest in the observer. A feeling that opens the doors of imagination, disorienting the common sense that makes things already fully visible.”