Just Arrived in Bangkok that will be the base for the next three months in South East Asia. With Massimo Morello we are planning to shoot stories in Bangladesh, Vietnam and Philippines as well as in Thailand. So we'll be staying in this residence, a home away from home, with this beautiful view on Saphan Taksim. Looking outside my window I remembered the accusation I received during my presentation at Fotografica 2007 from a guy that thought I have an "esotic" eye for things and situations I photograph. I should have answered that esotism is most of the times in the eyes of whom's looking rather then in those of the photographer, but I love idealism too much to be hard against it. And here I am, looking at what has become of this oriental city that I first sow in 1978, my first impact with Asia, from which I remember the noise (still increased, as you can well imagine) and the unknown odors, transformed in the well known smog, and I wonder how can I pull something esotic out of it.
It's time of thinking, brainstorming, searching and evolving for me, and I think this urban, blade-runner-like situation, is really what I need today. New stories and new language, this is the challenge I give myself. With a profound doubt: for whom to publish, therefore for whom to see..