from the series Ametsuchi, 2013
“On the ground of one of the stars among the immense universe, I think of the beginning, The Earth is a mirror to project heaven. Photography captures the mirror. It connects the Earth and heaven. When the darkness reaches at the bottom, the light will arrive.”
~ Rinko Kawauchi
Darwin Magazines Book of the Week : ARTIC SPLEEN by Pier Casotti
An intimate look into the youth of Greenland. This beautiful place, greenland, has the highest juvenile suicide rate in the world. Through boredom and the cultural passing down of ways through its youngsters, young people are becoming more and more detached from their motherland.
This body of work, ARTIC SPLEEN, comes in the form as a book, short and long documentary on the subject matter. This book delves into the personal and the unknown, each image holds the viewers gaze and ultimately transports us into a mindset of what it must be like to live somewhere with such beauty, but with little bearings for a young person to hold onto.
"This work immediately transformed into an intimate experience, a story of friends. I wanted to follow my instincts, letting myself be guided by the deep empathy established with these people. In an instinctive, intimate, respectful and not bulky matter.
Everything was done by my alone, without any crew, experiencing the every day using a small video camera as an extension of my feelings to record what I observed, heard and felt.” - Pier Casotti
All copyright goes to Pier Casotti.