WRITTEN BY // Nico Chiapperini
Street photography is often a stage where people are unaware that they are actors playing their own comedies or drama. The real world becomes a choreography for stories or allegories, subject to different interpretations.
Moments in Between is a collection of vivid portrayals of people and places I took around the world, in which ordinary everyday life reveals compelling scenes.
When I wander in the streets and public places I like to spend time looking at faces, trying to imagine feelings, dreams or stories behind the smiles or the thoughtful expressions. It is fascinating to discover the relationships people have with each other and the stages where they move. Their accidental connections and combinations can be strong, intriguing and ambiguous.
The camera is just a tool for my research, which slows down and frames the world, making me more aware of what is going on and who the main characters are. It helps me to notice the special instants in the daily flow of the unseen events and preserve them from oblivion. Seeing through the lens might limit my eyes, but enriches my view because the ordinary becomes extraordinary.
It is fascinating to discover the relationships people have with each other and the stages where they move. Their accidental connections and combinations can be strong, intriguing and ambiguous.
I am not so much affected by time and place; I am more concerned about the special “moments in between” the subjects, whoever they are, real or not, and wherever it happens.
As a photographer I consider myself a member of the audience in the theatre of life. I can sit in the front row and laugh, smile or be amazed while I am watching the show.