Skin&Soul

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Skin&Soul by Nicola Casini
June 2oth – June 27th Milan, Italy

The Skin&Soul exhibition by Nicola Casini is the product of photographer Nicola Casini’s two passions, art and philosophy. The idea was to photograph models without any filter, any emotive protection.

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Die Skin&Soul Ausstellung ist das Endprodukt zweier Leidenschaften des Fotographen Nicola Casini, Kunst und Philosophie. Der Hintergrund dieser Ausstellung ist das Ablichten von Models ohne jegliche Filter oder Schutz.

Without dwelling too much about the essays from various philosophers about the philosophy of imaging, from Aristotle to Tommaso D’Aquino, from Kant to Hegel and the Romantic Age, to our current state of contemporary being, I simply think that the representation of the world is not a mere resubmission of reality, because, instead, it catches the expressive value and becomes the capacity to order the visible and organize the experience.  Photography is not the representation of the truth, but it is the interpretation of the perception shaped by our intimacy and awareness.

Jahnam:
Is there a link for you between art and philosophy? If so, where?

Nicola:
Without dwelling too much about the essays from various philosophers about the philosophy of imaging, from Aristotle to Tommaso D’Aquino, from Kant to Hegel and the Romantic Age, to our current state of contemporary being, I simply think that the representation of the world is not a mere resubmission of reality, because, instead, it catches the expressive value and becomes the capacity to order the visible and organize the experience. Photography is not the representation of the truth, but it is the interpretation of the perception shaped by our intimacy and awareness.

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Jahnam:
Why black and white photography?

Nicola:
I chose the black and white for it’s elegance and purity, but especially because it puts more distance between the observer and what you want to show him. The world is in color, so showing a black and white image forces you not just to watch but to observe, to analyze and to “feel” it.

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Jahnam:
How does photography differ from other forms of art? Does it allow you to portrait something different?

Nicola:
I don’t think that photography diverges from other forms of art, it’s a representative carrier of what you want to express; I published two novels in the past, and I can’t find the difference, except for the fact that photography needs something to shape on, the subject in this case, whereas writing allows you to start from more fleeting fundamentals like the imagination. However, I think that photography is more focused, because the subject is truly present in the reality that we see; the point is to let the subject express himself through a single moment, seized, in a snap-shot.

Revolutionist | Believer | Individualist | Doer | Nonconformist | Optimist | Lover

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