NINO ROMEO’S “DROIT AU BUT”

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There have been so many ways to narrate migrations. In the last century photography has recorded the stories of those people forced to abandon their lands of origin – because of war, globalization, famine etc. etc. The project of friend photographer Nino Romeo does not focus on people’s faces – the chosen solution by the press and the media – but he prefers to “interrogate” objects that were washed up or abandoned on the beaches. In 2016 Romeo turns up with his camera, a Nikon Coolpix P7800, on the iconic beaches and bays of Capo Teulada, South-west Sardinia, in the places where a landing occurred. Shoes, t-shirts, plastic bottles now faded by the Mediterranean sun seem to have become part of the local wilderness: there is a delicate sense of continuity between the human need/urgency to migrate and Mother Nature’s unchanging and apolitical welcome. Nino Romeo does not judge what he sees; but his twenty color frames launch a cry of alarm to civil society.

NINO ROMEO, Droit au but. Io nato in occidente/Uccidente e i fratelli migranti nati nel mondo di sotto, Abnormal Edizioni 2018

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Me, Milano, December 16, 2018 by Nino Romeo_01

Photos: © Nino Romeo

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HYST’S “KOREA DEL NORD” VIDEOCLIP

In early April my friend actor/rapper/director Taiyo Yamanouchi a.k.a. HYST called me to participate in his new videoclip, Korea del Nord. Taiyo chose me to play the role of a villain (I’m a super bad guy!). I’ve played the part of the North Korean dictator’s bodyguard but I could not help also recording the backstage with my FujiFilm X30…

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F/50 UNSHARP MASK PROJECT

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Unsharp Mask, a new f/50 project with my fellows Keith Goldstein, John Meehan, PD Barton and Steve Coleman. ENJOY!

Il RITMO DELLA TERRA

Il ritmo della Terra, Parco Sempione, Milano, late August 2017 [FujiFilm X30]

COMPLETARE L’OPERA

Completare l’opera, Milano, early June 2017 [Fujifilm X30]

A SHOT FOR THE BOSTON SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS

One of my b&w architectural shots (Arrigo Arighetti’s San Giovanni Bono church) in latest issue of magazine of Boston Society of Architects dedicated to “New Brutalism”. 

See: http://www.architects.org/architectureboston/articles/d%C3%A9j%C3%A0-bru

GASTONE AI PRIMI CALDI


Gastone ai primi caldi, Milano, late May 2017 [FujiFilm X30]