Alessandra Tecla Gerevini

Some photographers create ways of making work outside of the typical arenas, ways of keeping them motivated and stimulated.  Milanese photographer Alessandra Tecla Gerevini has created a lovely project titled 365 Mattine (mornings), simply taking a look at where life starts for her at the beginning of each day, and the result is a wonderful visual diary.

Even if I’m a photographer, I spend a lot of time thinking what to shoot, why, to say what, to show who.



One
year ago I’ve decided to DO something lasting and continuous, something
to think about everyday, even when I wasn’t in the mood for taking
pictures. 

I decided to shoot in the morning because I think it’s the best part of the day, when you wake up, the light is amazing, it plays with shadows creating new landscapes, and you have all the day ahead:
it’s the time of good projects, positive thoughts, smiles and changing.
I love mornings.

This year is gone now, my project (called “365 mattine” that means “365 mornings”, even if there were 366 days this year, so I’ve taken a “hidden track picture” for the 2nd of August) is finished. I‘ve pointed my camera at the little things of everyday life, my loved ones, myself, my inner self, trying to create a map of my emotions, trying to show them and make them universal. Sometimes just trying to be at home.

It has been tough, every time it has been introspective, a way to remember  a whole year of events and feelings and places and friends. Unfortunately also moments I’d like to forget. But that’s it, that’s the meaning and the purpose.