I called this image "06:36 a.m." and I imagined a scene where the protagonist is a homeless man who wakes up before the whole city and a new architecture (in the background): the new central market of Brussels.
"It’s 6:36 am on a new day in January in Brussels.
Everything is about to start in a square in the center:
the subway was opened, the city is still asleep and a lonely soul waits out the storm.
The old market has been replaced by a new structure reminiscent of the angular roofs of the Belgian city.
It is still closed but its facade illuminates the square like it was a chandelier.
Everything is about to come back to life: the lights of the square are going out to make room for the sun.
The sky is clearing ..."
Sources of Inspiration and References
I think that light is the protagonist of my images and for this reason my inspirations and references are mainly art (specifically the painters who use light such as Caravaggio and William Turner), photography (Alex Webb, Luigi Ghirri, Franco Fontana), cinematography (Wes Anderson, Kubrick, Gondry) and the theory of color by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
I always try to create photorealistic images, capable of telling a story even only through the use of colors and light. I love the balances and contrasts that these two elements can create between them: together they can generate emotions and moods. The protagonists, when they are present, are alone: I try to tell their story in a precise moment of their life: for example, the old man who loses his wife, a garbage man who wakes up before everyone else.
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