In Percoco's '...Rainbow' a sequence is built that reflects the attitude of the author, not combining the images in classic double spreads , but by sequencing single pictures like a flow of connections, visual and semantic references.
A small journey into the imagination of one of the most interesting Italian photographers of recent years.
Working solely with digital photographic processes, Piero has an aptitude for framing scenes, objects and people in a way that draws out the unlikely alignments and weird glitches which disrupt our experience of the everyday. His visual dexterity when it comes to unveiling the drama of daily life perhaps has its source in the fact that, as he states, “I have been a very big cinephile since childhood. Films that influenced me at a very young age were Predator, Total Recall, Big Trouble in Little China.Currently, I am a big fan of Yorgos Latimos and Xavier Dolan.”
The Rainbow is Underestimated is a window on Piero’s perception of things. “I call it an object rather than a book,” he says. “It is a very thick flow of images of life in my territory over the last six years. The cover of the book is an iridescent lamina that changes depending on the light reflected on to it, like a kind of portal to a different world – in this case, my universe, my reality.” Viewing Piero’s pictures, we are invited to see through the eyes of a photographer who, inspired by his own boredom, is simply trying to make the world a little more entertaining. - Rebecca Irvin (It's Nice that)
Edition of 600 / February 2019