MONTECRISTO MONTECRISTO ISLAND TUSCANY, ITALY – 2022
cm 150 x 100 in 60 x 39,5
Crystal paper under acrylic
STORY BEHIND THE SHOT The island was made famous by the well known novel by Alexander Dumas “The Count of Montecristo”, which tells the story of a legendary treasure hidden there. Montecristo is made almost inaccessible by the restrictions of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park but, a year in advance, I asked for authorization and finally in 2022 I was able to visit the island.
In the approach under sail, with wave and a strong wind, in the timid light of dawn, I think to have captured in this shot the mysterious and poignant soul of this little gray-pink granite jewel that stands out against a dark-colored sea.