Country Mysteries

Country Mysteries comes from the need to tell about the echoes of the places I belong
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© Lisa Mazzei | Country Mysteries

Country Mysteries comes from the need to tell about the echoes of the places I belong through a subjective interpretation that evokes the charm and mystery of the rural places. This story develops through the images of the Italian countryside where I come from, the Garfagnana valley, an area located in the northern part of Tuscany. Latching on to the cinematographic and literary tradition that combines liminal places and mystery novels, Country Mysteries turns into a contemporary narrative that puts together cinematic staged photography and documentation of everyday mystery, subjective and objective points of view.

© Lisa Mazzei | Country Mysteries
© Lisa Mazzei | Country Mysteries

A mystery, living for centuries in the woods and the mountains, permeates the landscape. The young protagonists of this story try to understand the enigmatic language of the rural scenery and face the impossibility of communicating with it. The subjects seem to be immortalized in a situation of apparent stillness when the action turns into an external and internal investigation. Country Mysteries is a path between fiction and reality, between identity and territory.

© Lisa Mazzei | Country Mysteries
© Lisa Mazzei | Country Mysteries
About
Lisa Mazzei (1998, Barga) is an Italian photographer from Tuscany. She started as a self-taught astrophotographer and landscape photographer in her rural town in 2016. She graduated in Graphic Design and Visual Communication in Florence, where she studied photography and contemporary art. She currently works as a freelance graphic designer, illustrator and photographer.

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