That’s not the road it is only the map…
I say gone, just like matches
Pino Leone shot this series of Aria Darcella in Rome, on Polaroid film. But this photographic technique used the negative part of the film. The part you throw away.
There’s something quietly fascinating about a technique that uses the left over bits to create art. It’s not just about the economy of it; it’s that the negative of a polaroid is the memory left behind, the imprint, the ghost.
And the physical effect reflects that. The images are scratchy and faded like a half-forgotted memory. They’re gently haunting in their mood, not because of the subject matter – though Darcella’s raw beauty, nude body obscured only by an array of flowers, does aid in that mood. But because they were born from the part you throw away.
Pino Leone’s shoot of Aria Darcella, which you can view in full above, was photographed for issue 10 of Bambi. You can check out the full issue at bambimagazine.com.