The visions of Gianni Ferrero Merlino come from a wise control of the complete photographic process, from shooting to printing, which allows him to submit reality to a radical process of transfiguration. The result of an accurate darkroom and editing work, DOM ED is a unique work, composed by a series of images, one next to the other, portraying some architectonic portions of the St Giles’ Cathedral of Edinburgh. The subject is intended as a combination of neutral geometries, upon which he intervenes to experiment a new construction. The original image is used as a kind of didactic table, a mix of surfaces that suggest the same syntax of construction. Ferrero Merlino’s interventions aim to start a process of acquaintance of the different areas. On the basis of this exploration, thanks to the use of light in the darkroom, he finally rewrites on the photographic surface, drawing a new picture of the subject.
Gianni Ferrero Merlino