Artphilein Editions, 2020
Paperback, 22×27 cm
104 pages, color photographs
Edition of 485 copies (+ 15 with a numbered print)
In stock (can be backordered)
In 2014, I moved to Milan. To be frank, I didn’t know much about Northern Italy. Just a few trips here and there, nothing more. I had always preferred other destinations. But I was aware of the famous River Po, the 652 km stretch of water that cuts Italy into two parts, geographically and culturally.
As a newcomer, I decided to start driving along the banks of the river, reaching the end of it, just where it meets the sea: the river delta is pretty huge. Once immersed in that land, I fell in love with the territory. It was not Italy for me: it just reminded me of all those American movies I had watched, the music I had listened to and the books I had read. I started going back again and again until in the end, I met a fisherman who decided to be my guide, to show me around and tell a whole load of stories about the place.
Once on a foggy day, I came across a very peculiar bar with a huge hedge just in front of it. I took a photograph and went on. I didn’t really know where I was and never saw that bar again on my future explorations.
On the very last trip, I made myself a promise: I would find that bar. During one of the last days I was on the road, I recognised the canal that led to that bar and found it at last. Its name happened to be Blue Bar.
At the end, every journey is about searching for something.
Matteo Di Giovanni
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