Photographing the Silence
Photographing the silence also means photographing in silence. The photographer who narrates the silence of a place does so without people, without noise, often without spectacle, where the silent actors are the sky, the mountains, the desert, the snow. As a photographer, I found these elements first at our mountains, in the Sauris area, and many years later on the other side of the world, in the infinite spaces of the deserts of the American west and Death Valley.
"A characteristic of Cattaruzzi's photographs is the perception of silence: the silence that has a sound, the one that in daily life we are no longer able to hear. Here, then, it is evident how Giacomo's need to do photography arises from the rejection of the habit of daily life, made of work, stress, weekly rhythms, in order to find again the contact with Nature and open spaces: and this is another aspect that I fully share. And finally, a very important concept: do not look at his images with a microscope, but with your eyes; and if you can, look at them with your eyes closed."
(Cristiana Damiano, about the exhibition "L'ultima Oasi", 2014)