Roberto Caielli: We have started working together, you as a photographer and I as a printer. We have begun this mutual dialogue which has become more and more a confrontation about themes and contents. In fact printing also for other people and not just for myself gives me the opportunity to look at the photos I print more deeply and in detail. It is impossible for me as a photographer not to enter the themes and the aesthetic values of an image. In the end rereading this dialogue, we met above all on the deep themes of my photos and yours.
Giacomo Infantino: it is true, printing has somehow fuelled a dialogue that has touched very interesting and deep fields, and the common points of a speech have been very stimulating. Your work on the cinema, Film Landscapes is something original which has impressed me also for my way of thinking and seeing. I clearly remember when we first met in a hot August day, when every place was shut by schorching iron bars, while I was desperately looking for several prints for an exhibition at the earliest. It was there that we started working together, and I’m saying this, because I realized that after the usual compliments, you left the role of the printer and we both started a real editing and reflection on the images that I took to your studio.I think that the prerequisite for a fine art printer consists of being able to read an image in its depth. A very rare dualism which lead me to to reflect upon, as I consider both process to be a sort of essential algorithm.
RC: let’s start from these concepts: idea, print and landscape: printing your latest photos I quite had the feeling of an original glance at a landscape , which is instead usual, habitual and I compared it with my glance as a photographer and printer on it. What is your idea of this landscape that we printed together?
Whereas, the use of pinhole was merely a technical requirement , not the only one I made use of, to have the chance of very long exposures.
GI: but why would you photograph a film and print it, giving it an its own substance beyond?
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