When I lived in Milan, I remember being struck by the enigmatic images of beach scenes, exposed in a gallery on the corner of via Brera and via Monte di Pieta’. These were paintings by Walter Lazzaro, from his series “Silenzi” ( Silences). Lazzaro has been once depicted by an art critic to be “the painter of silence”. But, how does one show silence?
This, has been one of his landmark images.
Whenever I make a photograph that comes close to his style, I end up asking myself: is this really evocative of silence? You will have to judge.