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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Paolo Ventura on Winter Stories

An imaginative series of photographs depicting scenes from the memory bank of an old circus performer as he looks back on his life...

Ventura has created a mesmerizing blend of his memories of Italy through surrealistic miniature sets and figures.

A man walking on a tight rope... A clown atop a chair with a handful of flowers... A pilot looking at the camera from a painted plane... And one of my favorites: The Balloon Seller, in which the seller is floating skyward from balloons that are either attached to his head or a substitute for it.

Below is a video of Paolo Ventura discussing process:

Paolo Ventura on Winter Stories from Aperture Foundation on Vimeo.

(Click here to purchase Paolo Ventura: Winter Stories)

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