Stefano Marchionini was born in Verbania, Italy in 1985. He moved to Paris, France, in 2010 where he currently lives and works. He graduated with a degree in painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice in 2008 and is now a 4th year student at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris. His photographs seek to explore his understanding of home, his family and his ongoing appreciation for distance in respects to age and place.
I see around me tombstones grey
I see around me tombstones grey is not only about a physical space.
After having spent some years far from my parents I have understood that wherever they are, it is their nearness that gives me the feeling of being at home.
It could be in my hometown on the Lake Maggiore, that I left almost ten years ago, or where my father used to work.
As I started taking picture of them, of my family, I noticed that there was a different atmosphere compared to the feel my life away from them has.
It is true that whenever I stay home for a few weeks I realize that their/our reality is becoming more dramatic every year: oldness, sickness, retirement and a general feel of inquietude.
However it is thanks to this that I know where I come from and where I want (or don’t want) to be.
self-published book | first edition of 100
48 pages | 15 x 20 cm | digital print
soft cover | offset standard white 250 g | saddle stitched
photographs and text | offset standard white 120 g
printed in November 2012 at Deux-Ponts | France
View more of his work on his website