The fata morgana...
...that’s how the choice of black-and-white came about.
The ambiguity of black-and-white offers a unique vision of reality; since it can be interpreted in an infinite number of ways,
it is ambiguous in its essence.
It creates a relationship that unites a documented image to a constructed one and yet it separates them.
These images are, at the same time, both apparent and difficult to recognize in reality; they change form quickly just like the “vague apparition of the Fata Morgana”, they are mirages which pose eternal questions in an unending quest.
A “Fata Morgana” is apparently a break with reality, the image of a fairy lady whose sweet, light gait seems to skim the surface.
Is it an optical illusion or an interior image?
Is it the reproduction of reality or the creation of a new image and therefore real
in itself?

The Fotomorgana Studio began its activity in 1983 and developed around the manual printing of black and white photographs.
The professional processing of negatives and printing are its core activity around which a complete laboratory project evolved.
Fotomorgana offers a wide range of services and expertise: from hand-crafted printmaking, retouching, spotting, hand-colouring, to photofinishing
and mounting.
Each task is performed with a true passion in a constant search for superior quality.

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Fotomorgana di Salvatore De Donatis - Via dei Serragli, 104 - 50124 Firenze - Albo Artigiani 14912 - Registro Ditte 35822