Photos by Alfredo De Stefano
Ephemeral installations in the desert exploring metaphors of life and death as well as man's relationship to the land.
In my photographs from the last few years, I have intervened upon the landscape, creating scenes or sets with a wide range of natural and man-made elements. In this way, amidst the sometimes oppressive vastness, I construct and photograph intimate spaces: some of them are metaphors for the painful desertification of the planet caused by man, while others work as ironic allusions to our relationship with the desert. The action I perform deals with reintegration: it's a reflection on what the desert has lost, but also a way of restoring its ravage memory through personal intervention.