I made the project during April and May 2006, inside Chernobyl exclusion zones, contaminated by the nuclear catastrophe happened 20 years ago. Working with a large format camera I try to have a different approach to it, more thoughtful and pondering; my look waits, observes the asphalt and the paper, the wood and the rust, the plastering as a texture. People are often away and the ground is a slave to this shabby radioactive decay. Instead where pictures paint people, they play the lead role but, as in a mutual exchange, that soil, that raped nature seems to be present and alive: it's around them, it's inside them.
The name "sources" is referred to several characteristics of the physical reality I documented and to the way I used to show it. Sources because I worked in most contaminated areas, in country towns where displaced people started to come back. Every border of these zones has a security guard in Belarus and Ukraine both, to a distance of 18,64 mi (30 km) and 6,21 mi (10 km) from the power plant and all my photographs are realized inside these thresholds. Sources because I walked inside ChNPP also, the power plant where all was born, the origin of the whole and where several hundred people work again, also if it doesn't produce any sort of energy: there are technicians inside control rooms who must supervise all the parameters, there are workers who refurbish all the structures, included 4,35 mi of linear crack on the reactor's n° 4 coffin, and of course, there are a lot of regular army and cops.
At the end, sources, for my stylistic choice, in fact in most of my pictures I like to include the light's source; it gets into the spaces from a window or from a broken wall, trying to put in communication, from a visual point, internal and external ambient both that in there are part of the same nature.