Serie Le Chiese (The Churches Series)

These photographs are part of a project in the south of Italy in locations inside and outside places of worship that reveal an intersection between the past and the present moment, a layering of time and art, as well as careful attention to the details, the saints, the allegories, and the history of each particular iconic structure.  The images depict art, religion, and ritual within the built environment in large scale color images of interiors and exteriors of churches, either shot frontally and featuring a wall of religious frescos within the built structure, or shot upwards toward an intricately detailed ceiling.  Some are shot from the exterior and revealing the physicality of the surrounding space.  The focus is on a spatial layering of time within the church structure, and the goal is in creating a conceptual archive of these places of worship in southern Italy.