Italian contemporary photographer and filmmaker Fabrizio Albertini graduated in film direction at Conservatorio Internazionale di Scienze Audiovisive in Lugano, Switzerland. The artist currently resides in Cannobio, a town on Lake Maggiore in Piedmont, Italy.
The series, given the title Radici, which translates to “roots”, displays memories of the artist’s childhood. The project was created in Cannobina Valley, where Fabrizio got inspired to form the foundations of the project.
“Radici is a physical memory, the mark of time. Radici is the constant urge to survive, to expand, to leave a trace, it is the legacy of our past and the elaboration of our present. Radici is something that grows underground, something that belongs to nature, and to nature it will return. Radici is a journey that explores an ancestral relation with nature, the surrounding environment, shapes and memories,” Fabrizio explains the fundamental principles the series lies on.
The artist didn’t draw boundaries in terms of visual appearance, but rather used various genres and techniques in order to properly evoke the feelings of his childhood and build the physical bodies of his memories. The whole body of work is a visual manifestation of the exploration of passing time, meanwhile being an intimate insight into the artist’s emotions.