These images are intended to analyze the concept of captivity.
An animal embodies the need of nature to express itself by entrusting it with a role, which is represented by its appearance. Its appearance and its role are fundamental for relating to other living beings in the biodiversity system.
Captivity, on the contrary, is a state of forced transition in which the animals that suffer it can no longer express themselves.
Their new purpose is an artificial purpose, namely to be interpreted by the human observer, who will project the idea of the animal observed in captivity with that of the same animal in the wild. This splitting causes the loss of the caged animal's identity, which is the very essence of captivity.
I focused on the beauty of the subjects photographed and on their forms.
In fact, despite this fascination is actually the reason for their state of imprisonment, it is at the same time all that they still possess, their true identity, in order to be still connected with nature and not be considered only as mere human entertainment.
These animals are kept in captivity at the Tierpark zoo in Berlin.
Pigmentprints 30cm x 40cm