I have always believed that dogs, in some way, became very similar to their owners. I believe the same happens for a human being, we change accordingly to who we see mostly, and in my case, my mother is the person I have spent the greatest part of my life with, many of my memories are related to her, much of who I am today, It has been up to her.
For a long time, I have run away from my places, from my family. Where I live, colors are dull, grey in winter and way too bright in summer, there is a melancholy feeling in each season, I didn’t feel good.
But the truth is that all of us run away all the time, to be able to come back and see things with different eyes, to come back and see them for real.
For me, it is really important to learn how to look at things always with new eyes, not only what appear to us for the first time, but most of all what we are used to seeing every day of our life, people, spaces, trees, expressions, I wish I was able to see what’s around me with a certain depth.
Not getting used to what I have around me all the time and learn how to look at it in new different ways, I believe is my biggest ambition. I like having control over things, know what I want to communicate and how to do it. I try to be in control of my emotions without only being subjected to them. To do so, for me it is important to keep putting new seeds in my mind, like a farmer takes care of the field, reading and watching good movies helps me a lot. Knowing, helps me to recognize the emotions that surround me, and being able to do so, helps me to communicate better myself through what I do.
Time frightens me a lot, always did. For many years, the time has been one of my most recurrent nightmares, it always seemed to me that time ran faster than me and I was never able to catch it. To be honest, I’ve always felt out of time, a bit too early or too late. I’m scared to not have enough time to do everything I have in mind and to be what I want.
Alessandro Iovino (1988)
is an italian photographer
who lives between Parma (Italy)
and Cape Town (South Africa)