Neglected beauty of abandoned Italian villas captured by French photographer
Thomas Jorion travels the world in search of interesting places and shoots in natural light. And it turns to be not an easy task, since the set of its equipment with a wide-format camera, lenses and accessories weighs about 18 kilograms.
Each interior is unique, and the main idea of this project is to capture the individuality of these abandoned rooms. Often, they still have a rich decorative painting, slowly turning to dust. “At first I made pictures in order to keep a reminder of these places before they disappear,” Jorion says. “But then I saw certain beauty and aesthetics in it, which manifests itself with the forms, colors and lighting. I’m looking not for abandonment, but rather for a patina of time.”
The project “Veduta” reminds us of the fragile and ephemeral nature of humanity and make us think what will we leave behind and how will the future look like.