From Seneca to Thomas Elliott, through Albert Einstein and the Dalai Lama, the theme of Travel has always been a source of inspiration for intellectual and thinkers of all sorts. Maybe one of the most popular sentences is “The journey not the arrival matters“.
It is also quite a popular theme in music and songs.
Biagio, 22, from Turin, wants to picture his escape from reality.
Each one of us has spcific motivations that take us trough a journey, to walk on the road we have in front of us without forgetting the one we just went through.
The author of these photo set shows us his personal voyage, and also the one of the subjects he has decided to portray in peculiar moments such as while hugging, while contemplating the landscape, or while they are having a break.
And he does that in place where everyone has been at least once in their lives: highways, airports, train coaches and by the seaside.
“There has to be a story to tell, a moment or an emotion. I love travelling and meeting new people from other countries that I can potograph. In fact, my project is about emotion and moments that can be happy or introspective or sometimes melancholic.
The theme of my project – which is also my life, at some point- is the ‘Escape from reality‘.”
His pictures aim to capture those moments of melancholy and sadness that can be expereinced during a trip, whether one is alone or has company. Biagio tries to portray what it feels like to look at a seascape or being in a crowd.
“I live constantly with the desire of escaping reality, and that is why in my pictures one can find meadows, cars, happyness but also what I call ‘melancholic sadness’. I think about how life runs past us without stopping, about how time flies and I constantly want to frame my thoughts and feelings“.