“Dark Cities: Paris” is the beginning of a long project that brought the photographer Daniele Cametti to explore the capitals of Europe in a different light. It is an evolution of the artist in the study of light, characterized by the search for beauty in the darkness. The sense of the project is related to the world of light, or rather, lack thereof, from the point of view of the subject shootingin in hid reproduction, in a delicate game of shadows and darkness that leads to the discovery slowly and less known places known in a distant vision and totally different from the usual.
When you go from a bright to a dark room, initially it is hard to navigate; as time goes by, thanks to the dim residual light that filters from under a door, or by a lamppost far, it begins to outline a different reality. The dim light rests on the surrounding structures by drawing a game of shapes and surfaces with achromatic shades of dark gray more or less intense. And this is what inspired the project.
About the project “Dark Cities”, Cametti commented: “Light and darkness are the two opposite sides of the same narrative story with which I recount the territories I go through. They are opposite and complementary, essential to each other as black and white and the night and day. The goal is to find out what’s in the dark, to find the positive in the midle of darkness, both in material and metaphorically sense.”