"Coming back from each travel, people I knew became smaller and smaller"
“... so this is for us.
This is for us who sing, write, dance, act, study, run and love and this is for doing it even if no one will ever know because the beauty is in the act of doing it. Not what it can lead to.
This is for the times I lose myself while writing, singing, playing and no one is around and they will never know but I will forever remember and that shines brighter than any praise or fame or glory I will ever have, and this is for you who write or play or read or sing by yourself with the light off and door closed when the world is asleep and the stars are aligned and maybe no one will ever hear it or read your words or know your thoughts but it doesn’t make it less glorious. It makes it ethereal. Mysterious. Infinite.
For it belongs to you and whatever God or spirit you believe in and only you can decide how much it meant and means and will forever mean and other people will experience it too through you. Through your spirit. Through the way you talk. Through the way you walk and love and laugh and care and I never meant to write this long but what I want to say is: Don’t try to present your art by making other people read or hear or see or touch it; make them feel it. Wear your art like your heart on your sleeve and keep it alive by making people feel a little better. Feel a little lighter.
Create art in order for yourself to become yourself and let your very existence be your song, your poem, your story. Let your very identity be your book. Let the way people say your name sound like the sweetest melody.
So go create. Take photographs in the wood, run alone in the rain and sing your heart out high up on a mountain where no one will ever hear and your very existence will be the most hypnotising scar. Make your life be your art and you will never be forgotten.”
My name is Paolo Cinque, I was born on 17th march 1982 in Cassino (Italy), a small city near Rome in the Latium Region where I actually live, and I love travels and photography.
Travel allows us to discover new places with new atmospheres, smells, tastes and sounds. It allows us to meet other people with different cultures and, as sayed Flaubert, it makes one modest, cause you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. Actually travelling is the only thing that makes you richer despite spending money. Every time I come back from my travels, I look with different eyes the places where I was born and grew up, old friends, family...Coming back everything is under discussion again. On the other hand, photography allows you to capture the essence of people and countries you visit.
My photography's philosophy is to show how beautiful is our world, trying to convey through images all the emotions that I feel traveling. A tropical sunset, the eyes of an African child, an exotic dance are priceless...
Once I read of a man who counseled "Do not buy goods, buy experiences ...". That's the best advice I've ever read. Photography is telling a story. A story in which me, the viewer and the world are protagonists, as if everything is connected.
Karl Lagerfeld says: “What I like about photos is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”....that's why I don't want technicalities, I do not seek perfection. I seek thrills.