Food has always been a distinctive element of various cultures. Humanity feeds in different ways depending on the areas of origin, of religious norms, or philosophies and lifestyles. Food is a symbol of diversity. Starting from this concept, I tried to represent some social problems through a symbolism based on food. So, a year ago, the “Different Skin” (on going) project was born.
I looked for a color that does not have direct correspondences at the level of the skin or philosophical and cultural symbologies and not naturally present in plants: different indeed.
I therefore chose the blue color as an emblem of all the diversities related to race, religion, behavior, social status ……. The images are made with classic photographic techniques ranging from still life to high speed photography. Through symbols they want to make us reflect on burning and current issues.
© created by Roberto Colombo