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In 2013, I had a special commission from Ivory Press on the occasion of the fourth centennial of El Greco. I shot the Corpus Christi Festival and I brought with me both the analogical and the digital camera. The photos that I choose for the final exhibition ToledoContemponaéa were taken with the large format camera, the analogical one.

“Toledo is more photogenic from the outside. Inside, the steep streets make it difficult for me to create my public spaces panoramas

My work has been exhibited in the old church of San Marcos, together with that of José Manuel Ballester, Philip-Lorca di Corcia, Matthieu Gafsou, Dionisio González, Rinko Kawauchi, Marcos López, David Maisel, Abelardo Morell, Vik Muniz, Shirin Neshat, Flore-äel Surun, as well as the special collaboration of Michal Rovner and composer and theater maker Heiner Goebbels.

“I live in an old town in Tuscany, where I’m used to seeing tourist buses and roads full of useless shops, so when I got to Toledo, it was in a way like being at home. And yet, it has a special atmosphere. Maybe it’s the geographical position. Maybe it’s the river that has dug a powerful trench that defends the town 180 degrees. The hill on which it’s built makes it less accessible for the dreaded tourist buses. The city has a strong inner life of its own that I was able to experience during the Corpus Christi procession, which was my main point of interest. Toledo is more photogenic from the outside. Inside, the steep streets make it difficult for me to create my public spaces panoramas, but it was precisely this difficulty that made me move closer to the heart and soul of the people and the town itself.”

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