Et In Arcadia Ego
“Et In Arcadia Ego” is a phrase invented by Virgil, who means “I (the death), I am also in Arcadia”. Arcadia is a land of mythical delights located in Greece, a land of shepherds where they lived happily for love.
From this expression, which is the same type of memento mori (remember you that you are mortal) and the first found in a painting by Guercino, then twice with Nicolas Poussin, I revisit the topic vanity paintings.
“Et In Arcadia Ego” is a work through the seasons, which documents the true love story between two people with singular universe and their close relationship with their pack of dogs. This is a photographic meditation around a couple that I represented as they are in everyday life and I accompanied for two years in their walks in the forest and in their reflection about love, pleasure and death.