“Se ne sono andati tutti” is a trip through the minor landscapes of Tuscany, a region that everyone is used to knowing for its beauty and harmony. An everyday reality, rich in variety and dissonance, lies beyond this conventional and stereotyped vision, only good for careless tourists.
The author has spent his entire life in Tuscany and has always perceived this land and felt it as a nostalgic place. Most of the time this wistful mood is triggered by "familiar" elements of the landscape, that often don’t keep up with the rapidly changing age. All elements of a transforming environment, though, may lose their original purpose, but they can never be deprived of their consistency. They always survive as suspended traces of disused destinies. The artist looking for a photography to be together intimate and direct to translate into images this view into his own world. Instant photography perfectly embodied both of these characteristics. All images have been shot on original Polaroid peel–apart films. The film used was a Type 100 Paul Giambarba Blue Edition, expired in 2009 and now discontinued. The peculiarity of this film is the final result, whose color tone can range from deep blue to magenta, depending on light conditions and exposure. The artist chose this film because he wanted for all his shots a cold and melancholic atmosphere.
Filippo Bardazzi (born 1987 in Prato, Italy) is a journalist and photographer, member of SooS Chronicles collective. His work focuses on the relationship between manand environment, with a peculiar interest in all those changes involving past and present. His images have been published both on Italian and international magazines (Financial Times, Courrier International, Newsweek, D –La Repubblica, La Stampa, Gente) and have been awarded and exhibited in several photographic festivals worldwide (Premio Marco Pesaresi, Rovinj Photodays, Atkins CIWEM –London, Photo Kathmandu, Athens Photo Festival). He is Professor of Documentary Photography at L.A.B.A. –Libera Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy and in 2016 was among the founders of Sedici, a non-profit organization that promotes visual culture and art.