Francesco Sambati is from Lecce, a town in the most Southern area of Italy called Puglia. Sambati started to take pictures relatively late, and although he studied arts, he got to love the photographic media much later. After having successfully taken up digital photography, Sambati realised that something was missing still, and that something was analog photography and the long forgotten Polaroid he had last seen as a child.
As I developed my first Polaroid, i realised it was love at first sight: I had finally found the right medium to transmit my feelings in a more intimate way. Obviously, the step towards a SX-70 was quick, and once I bought it, I have not stopped taking pictures: the world around us is full of wonders and one can make a good photo even if it’s just on the doorstep.
The presented selection are figures barely visible in the dim light or completely enveloped by sunlight; they choose solitude instead of becoming victims of the madness of the city. Silence and femininity, frozen in reality, become a state of mind.
In this series, outdoor spaces and interiors alternate in giving life to images in which the real nature of things and the ideal, perhaps, for a moment, can coincide. Francesco Sambati wanted to focus on the intense light absorbing the figures, thus expressing the emotion of the moment – through the unspoken and the unseen: the evocative power of images exceeds all descriptive details, speaking in dreamlike atmospheres.
A medida que desarrollé mi primera Polaroid, me di cuenta de que era amor a primera vista: finalmente había encontrado el medio adecuado para transmitir mis sentimientos de una manera más íntima. Obviamente, el paso hacia una SX-70 fue rápido, y una vez que la compré no he dejado de tomar fotos: el mundo que nos rodea está lleno de maravillas y uno puede hacer una buena foto incluso si estás en la puerta de tu casa.