Black and white images imbued in symbols, gestures and curled up, naked bodies. A sensual and sensitive photographic language that expresses the psychological relationship between its subjects, the surrounding world and its universal laws, sublimated by lights, shadows and abstract compositions. It's "The Inner Room", the latest effort by photographer from Ragusa Daniele Cascone.
"Balance", "Neurotic Moments" and "Weightless" are the titles of the three sections of which this photographic series is composed. Cascone extrapolates these moments/sensations of our lives by setting up allegories. The human face is hidden, making the emotions felt by the subjects hermetic, as if they were not conscious of themselves and where they are.
All of Daniele's images start as notes and instinctive sketches, followed by the staging of the set, lighting tests, the actual shoot and digital post-production. He defines his relationship with the creative process as one of "constant love-hate". Love because he needs it, hate because it's often a case of stubbornness and hard work.
Apart from photography and photo-manipulation, Cascone is passionate about experimenting with all forms of expression. He founded various projects, among which web magazine Brain Twisting (now closed), has participated in various exhibitions in Italy and abroad, and his works have been published in numerous magazines.
Photos via danielecascone.com