Alessandro Niccolai – A meeting of senses

Sora - Alessandro Niccolai

Alessandro Niccolai

Between 2011 and 2012 the photographer Alessandro Niccolai visited some of the places struck by the earthquake and the tsunami happened in the Fukushima prefecture (Naraha-machi, Namie-machi, Tamura-machi…etc…). He took images that are personal and very intimate.

The profound reverence for the nature and the people of those places, his rare ability to recognize seemingly insignificant events not only as beautiful but as important, are in my opinion, some of the peculiar elements of his artistc vision.

Sora - Alessandro Niccolai

In order to see we have to stop and observe his images. We have to decide to activate our visional interpretive faculties to understand some peculiar features of his artistic vision.

His silences are palpable, his vision is intimate, his attention to the most trivial detail is the result of the belief that every aspect is worthy of admiration and contemplation. Ways of life, languages and religions of this earth can be different but the inner longing to communicate with the Infinite is what all the human beings share. It seems to me that Alessandro has started to examine his own life and all that happens to him through the consciousness of the Absolute and not from the narrow standpoint of his own beliefs.

Mori - Alessandro Niccolai

The result are images poised between the Infinite they yearn for and the finite of the paper of which they are made. Images that reawaken what is already present within people communicating sensations that through the language of art, we perceive as revelations. I like thinking that Niccolai is a poet who captures in haiku the verses of his life. His photos carrie the images to a different level that seems to belong to an intagible world that creates a new reality permeated by a sense of nostalgia and peace. The concept of presence is changed into something blurred and fleeting that would try vainly to grasp logically.

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