Black Smoke

CompanyMarcello Mixed Media
PhotographerMarcello Maiorana
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Fire it’s not always seen as a negative element but instead a synonymous of life. When fire burns things do not simply disappear, nothing can be really destroyed, matter always transforms, after a fire we got ashes, heat and smoke, which is the most volatile and probably most toxic product, so, with no purpose, it simply flies away. With this series I like to, once again, associate fire with life, thinking of people as flames, sharing almost the same features: we produce heat, we will eventually become ashes, but we don’t emit smoke, at least not physically. We humans are driven by desire, passions and dreams, but not always we are able to achieve what we want; we may work hard for something that will never happen and this is our black smoke. Hopes and dreams that will never be, that are now dispersing in the sky, never to come back.

About Photographer

Marcello is an hyper imaginative photographer, passionate in creating images and stories. Mostly through digital compositing, Marcello is capable to give form to his ideas and concepts. His imperative is: “Images have to be crafted, not simply taken.” He completed his BFA in photography at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Marcello also studied cinematography and 3D animation in Rome. He also loves, books, music, games, cats, coffee, chocolate and all of the above-mentionated in Lego form.