ABSTRACT MAPS FROM A METAL PLATE: CLOSE UP PHOTOGRAPHY #3

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© Roberto Alborghetti

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© Roberto Alborghetti

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© Roberto Alborghetti

Even a simple metal plate, seen on a street in the city center, can reveal and hide really surprising shapes and colors, like the images published above, for my research project “Lacer / actions”. In this photo-gallery some of the photographic images that concern some scratches produced and created by time, which  gave birth, over the course of months and years, to this surprising natural palette, which seems to come from the hands of an artist. But instead everything is close-up photography. Nothing but photography.

  • Created by Roberto  Alborghetti  for his Lacer/actions project-research about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial matters. © Roberto Alborghetti 
  • Are you interested in these original images? Please contact:  funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

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Anche una semplice lastra di metallo, vista su una strada del centro città, può rivelare e nascondere forme e colori davvero sorprendenti, come le immagini pubblicate qui sopra. In questa foto-galleria alcune delle immagini fotografiche che riguardano alcuni graffi prodotti e creati dalll’usura e dal tempo, che hanno dato vita, nel corso di mesi e di anni, a questa sorprendente tavolozza naturale, che sembra uscita dalle mani di un artista. Ma invece tutto è fotografia a distanza ravvicinata. Null’altro che fotografia.

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ABSTRACT MAPS FROM A METAL PLATE: CLOSE UP PHOTOGRAPHY #2

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© Roberto Alborghetti

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© Roberto Alborghetti

Even a simple metal plate, seen on a street in the city center, can reveal and hide really surprising shapes and colors, like the images published above, for my research project “Lacer / actions”. In this photo-gallery some of the photographic images that concern some scratches produced and created by time, which  gave birth, over the course of months and years, to this surprising natural palette, which seems to come from the hands of an artist. But instead everything is close-up photography. Nothing but photography.

  • Created by Roberto  Alborghetti  for his Lacer/actions project-research about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial matters. © Roberto Alborghetti 
  • Are you interested in these original images? Please contact:  funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

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Anche una semplice lastra di metallo, vista su una strada del centro città, può rivelare e nascondere forme e colori davvero sorprendenti, come le immagini pubblicate qui sopra. In questa foto-galleria alcune delle immagini fotografiche che riguardano alcuni graffi prodotti e creati dalll’usura e dal tempo, che hanno dato vita, nel corso di mesi e di anni, a questa sorprendente tavolozza naturale, che sembra uscita dalle mani di un artista. Ma invece tutto è fotografia a distanza ravvicinata. Null’altro che fotografia.

SCRATCHES AND GRAFFITI ON BLUE: NOTHING BUT PHOTOGRAPHY #2

© Roberto Alborghetti

© Roberto Alborghetti

© Roberto Alborghetti

The city walls, in this case Milan, always reserve great surprises for my research project “Lacer / actions”. In this photo-gallery some of the photographic images that concern some scratches produced and created by wear and time. The wall had a blue base. And so the blue has given birth, over the course of months and years, to this surprising natural palette, which seems to come from the hands of an artist. But instead everything is close-up photography. Nothing but photography.

  • Created by Roberto  Alborghetti  for his Lacer/actions project-research about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial matters. © Roberto Alborghetti 
  • Are you interested in these original images? Please contact:  funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

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I muri delle città, in questo caso Milano, riservano sempre grandi sorprese per il mio progetto-ricerca “Lacer/actions”. In questa foto-galleria alcune delle immagini fotografiche che riguardano alcuni graffi prodotti e creati dalll’usura e dal tempo. La parete aveva una base di colore blu. E così il blu ha dato vita, nel corso di mesi e di anni, a questa sorprendente tavolozza naturale, che sembra uscita dalle mani di un artista. Ma invece tutto è fotografia a distanza ravvicinata. Null’altro che fotografia.

SCRATCHES AND GRAFFITI ON BLUE: NOTHING BUT PHOTOGRAPHY #1

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© Roberto Alborghetti

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© Roberto Alborghetti

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© Roberto Alborghetti

The city walls, in this case Milan, always reserve great surprises for my research project “Lacer / actions”. In this photo-gallery some of the photographic images that concern some scratches produced and created by wear and time. The wall had a blue base. And so the blue has given birth, over the course of months and years, to this surprising natural palette, which seems to come from the hands of an artist. But instead everything is close-up photography. Nothing but photography.

  • Created by Roberto  Alborghetti  for his Lacer/actions project-research about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial matters. © Roberto Alborghetti 
  • Are you interested in these original images? Please contact:  funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

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I muri delle città, in questo caso Milano, riservano sempre grandi sorprese per il mio progetto-ricerca “Lacer/actions”. In questa foto-galleria alcune delle immagini fotografiche che riguardano alcuni graffi prodotti e creati dalll’usura e dal tempo. La parete aveva una base di colore blu. E così il blu ha dato vita, nel corso di mesi e di anni, a questa sorprendente tavolozza naturale, che sembra uscita dalle mani di un artista. Ma invece tutto è fotografia a distanza ravvicinata. Null’altro che fotografia.

THREE IMAGES FOUND IN THE ARCHIVE: THEY HAVE BEEN TAKEN TEN YEARS AGO

Here are three images from my “Lacer/actions” project-research. They were taken exactly 10 years ago, but I think they retain all their amazing energy. Obviously, these images are not paintings, but photographs. They refer to billboards, which I saw by chance along the roads. Yes, these are not collages built and created deliberately with my hands, joining and sticking piece by piece, but a real, “natural” and completely collage. It’s  the result of various and different overlaps – which took place over weeks and months – of advertising publicity posters with different contents. 

I was lucky enough to catch and store them to my “Lacer/actions” archive which now counts more than 100,000 images  I fixed and collected around the world. I think that these random works, as well as the thousands I have captured and documented so far, would really aroused the envy of Mimmo Rotella and  Jacques Villeglè… These artists worked advertising posters snatching them from the billboards. But I think that a way of artistic expression is instead to document pure reality through photography. And leave the incredible polychromy of torn posters on the walls, transforming the cities streets in public and free outdoor “galleries”… 

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Are you interested in these original images? Please contact:  funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

CORROSIONS ON THE SURFACE OF AN IRON GATE: WITH A TOUCH OF YELLOW #1

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© Roberto Alborghetti

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© Roberto Alborghetti

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© Roberto Alborghetti

With a touch of yellow … Varnish on a peeling metal surface can lead to truly surprising results. Time, weather conditions, smog, dust and rusts act effectively on materials and offer scenes of singular charm at the end of their corrosion process. Just like this yellow paint that the lens of my camera has caught on the pole of a gate. And so, the grays, blacks, blues of the corroded metal, welcome yellow fragments that are randomly dispersed, without a prearranged order, on the iron surface. They compose a palette of a harmonious mixture of colors. But, as I like to say, these are not paintings made by human hands. It is only the spectacle of passing time that leaves its scars on materials and matter.

These abstract and macro photos are part of “Lacer/actions”, a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, crevices, scratches and urban and industrial signs and tokens, like these trails of rust  (I’ve collected so far more than 100.000 photos…). Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles, re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks, corrosions and scratches give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matters decompositions.

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Interested in purchasing these images in exclusive and original copies? Please contact: ro.alb@alice.it ; funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

 

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Con un tocco di giallo… La vernice su una superficie metallica scrostata può portare a risultati davvero sorprendenti. Il tempo, le condizioni atmosferiche, lo smog, le polveri e le ruggini agiscono in modo efficace sui materiali e offrono, al termine del loro processo della corrosione, scene di singolare fascino. Come appunto questa vernice gialla che l’obiettivo della mia fotocamera ha colto sul palo di un cancello. E così, i grigi ed i neri del metallo corroso, accolgono frammenti gialli che si disperdono sulla superficie ferrosa, componendo una tavolozza di colori di grande effetti. Ma, come mi piace dire, questi non sono dipinti realizzati da mano umana. E’ solo lo spettacolo del tempo passa e che lascia le sue cicatrici sui materiali e sulla materia.

THE FASCINATING WORLD OF RUST / LIKE TRAILS OF REDDISH CLOUDS IN THE SKY #3

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© Roberto Alborghetti

Time and rust have the fascinating power to change things without the contribution and conditioning of the human being’s hand. The work and the creative action that rust can do are truly surprising. They can compose and model endless scenes in which our eyes can see and perceive horizons without limits. Or skies in which the clouds leave incredible trails, like the brush strokes that a painter leaves on the canvas. Yes, like trails of reddish clouds in the sky.

These images are not paintings, but simply macro photographs of the rusts I saw on an old gate, as you can see in the picture on the left side. © roberto alborghetti (16)Everything is created casually, without a precise intent, without a reason which is not that of the normal process accomplished by the natural decomposition of the elements. Surprising, is not it?

These abstract and macro photos are part of “Lacer/actions”, a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, crevices, scratches and urban and industrial signs and tokens, like these trails of rust  (I’ve collected so far more than 100.000 photos…). Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles, re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks, corrosions and scratches give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matters decompositions.

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Interested in purchasing these images in exclusive and original copies? Please contact: ro.alb@alice.it ; funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

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Il tempo e la ruggine hanno il fascinoso potere di modificare le cose senza l’apporto e il condizionamento della mano dell’essere umano. Sono davvero sorprendenti il lavoro e l’azione creativa che può compiere la ruggine. Possono comporre e modellare scene infinite nelle quali i nostri occhi possono vedere e percepire orizzonti senza limiti. O cieli nei quali le nuvole lasciano incredibili scie, come le pennellate che un pittore lascia sulla tela. Ma queste immagini non sono dipinti, ma semplicemente fotografie dal vero, ravvicinate, delle ruggini che ho visto su un vecchio cancello. Tutto è creato casualmente, senza un preciso intento, senza una ragione, che non sia quella del normale processo compiuto dalla decomposizione naturale degli elementi. Sorprendente, non è vero?