Paolo Ventura: Lo zuavo scomparso

About This Project


A Photographic […] Daemon

Paul Valery


Magicians and gypsies,

chimney sweepers, movie houses,

flaked walls and age-old signs

seedy stairwells and shooting galleries,

alleys and terraces,



Terraces in a bruised

light – is it raining?

Maybe the rain’s just stopped

or started…

(See men, heads buried

between their backs

and walk away).


And those bruised houses…

This isn’t photography, but skiagraphy,

namely, “painting in shadows”

that erode light:


Testo di

Valerio Magrelli

MACRO, XV edition