Alessandro Puccinelli‘s photo series ‘Intersections’ tells the wonderful story of the relationship between sky and sea. It’is a series that shows off the power, the sheer force of nature and it’s elemental beauty. The energy from these pictures is palpable, it’s there, right in front of you, inescapable and I can’t help but wonder how close he had to go to shoot these photographs, at what point could he go no further. This is right on the edge. What’s more there is an overarching sense of isolation in these images with Puccinelli dragging us off the land and into the action, making us feel small, inconsequential in the face of nature’s power.
They are wonderful images, almost abstract in their composition, and Puccinelli’s ability to capture the right moment, the right light in which both sky and sea come together is really quite remarkable. Here’s what he has to say about his work and his love of the ocean:
To some extent the sea is my guide through life; I think of the sea as an example and a source of knowledge. The presence of the ocean in my everyday life is a balancing factor that helps me reconnect with that internal equilibrium which, as a human being, I too easily, lose. The sea brings me clarity of thought, its waves, as described by Jack London, are ‘the knights of the infinite sea army,’ bearing simplicity, elegance, power and freedom.
He’s currently working on a new ocean series which delves into Turneresque territory and is definitely worth checking out.