Excerpt from the “Porto d’anime” project, realized in a former military base.
The building has been occupied for 10 years and a great effort has been made by people who live there, to make the place comfortable and easy to live in.
Nowadays, after many years of work, the area includes more than 80 apartments, a tea room, a bike repair place and a juggling school. Recently this strong community of people is trying to improve the integration and communication process within the urban dynamics of the outskirts of Rome.
Q&A with Claudio Cerasoli
Walking, watching and occasionally shooting.
Photography and writing…
Are complementary. A good text serves to complete a project.
Who left the biggest impression on you?
Definitely the Italian authors such as Ghirri, Guidi, Chiramonte and Fontana, then there are Eggleston, Steven Shore and Harry Gruyaert.
Tell us a little about yourself
My passion for photography began from and with my grandfather. When I was just a kid I was surrounded by the photographs that he took during the Russian campaign WW2. And that’s how I began to love the sensation of a world described by someone else’s eyes.
Then I started to grow up, my grandfather became old, slightly blind. We used to walk in our ancient town and he wanted me to describe each small thing we went through, a narrow alley, a passerby, the silhouette of a building…And that’s how I began to love the sensation of describing the world through my own eyes.
Claudio Cerasoli (www.claudiocerasoli.com)