Etna by Renato D’Agostin is the fifth book by the young venetian photographer. His gaze on the sicilian volcano seems to tell us of an alien place, a lunar landscape where shadows and figures move along ineluctable lines, fumes and mists of Dantesque atmosphere, figures inhabiting a magical world as it is the ancestral volcano, with thousands of symbolic references. You sense the power that seethes beneath the unnatural stillness. The book, consisting of 23 black and white photographs printed by D’Agostin in the darkroom is accompanied by an internal volume with Sequenza e Fuga in 4,6,8 voices, composed by italian poet Luigi Cerantola.
Nomadic Editions, 2013 – 48 pp – 9½ x 13″
All images © Renato D’Agostin