Metaphysics of the Urban Landscape: Photos by Gabriele Croppi
Beautiful, high contrast images of recognizable landmarks featuring subjects illuminated by sunlight in front of a background filled with shadows. Started in 2009, the series is an ongoing project on the interpretation of contemporary metropolitan scenarios with its foundation based on the concept of metaphysics.
What interests me is the effect of the metaphysical on our thoughts and on our approach to life. This, in art as well as in photography, means going beyond, it means (that) the meaning and deep essence don’t stop with what we see. I have interpreted urban scenes of some metropolises, with their obvious architectural, sociological and cultural differences, but with the firm objective to give back to the final image that specific ‘metaphysical dimension’.