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Kapadokya belongs solely to the myth.

It was once inhabited, in the middle of traffic plying the ancient Anatolia by connecting the logic west with the east of religion, the magic and the wonderful.

For this reason Pasolini set his Medea, as if Euripides took from those caves of mystery the golden fleece to carry to Greece.

Now nothing has remained besides the wonderful, the timeless, the silence/suspended wing over the unchangeable cobalt, the shadow/mystery of painted caves. Which people will again animate those stones? Maybe nobody. Which word will rise from underground to become harmony again? What form will clouds be in the sky? Or will it forever remain the stone and the enigma of gone seasons, of extinct spirits?

There will remain nothing but the mystery-blue sky, the moon in silvery nights, the motionless sun over lonely rocks. Forever, because the only one not to die is the myth.

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Kapadokya is the third chapter of Nomadic Editions, a series of books in which italian photographer Renato D'Agostin explores a subject for as long as a tourist would visit a location or experience an event, without going back. A one-time experience in which the moment becomes the only possibility. Following Etna (Nomadic Editions, 2013) and Acrobats (Nomadic Editions, 2014), Kapadokya continues D'Agostin's exploration.

Three days on the back of a motorcycle exploring the breathtaking landscapes of turkish region Kapadokya, Renato D'Agostin distills elements from its history and geology, suggesting an evocative look into a remote place of our planet, opening a new portal into the viewer's imagination. 

These photographs have been shot with Leica M6 and Nikon F100 and the prints have been made by Renato D'Agostin in his New York darkroom. The grain from the film stands out becoming part of the landscape's texture, inviting the viewer to experience a dreamy and mysterious journey through the matter of Kapadokya's stunning nature.

Publisher
Release Place Verona, Italy
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2014
Credits
Printrun 2000
Identifiers
ISBN-13: 978-88-909139-2-1
Work  
Subform Photobook
Topics Cappadocia, Landscape, Turkey
Methods Photography
Language Italian
Format Hardcover
Dimensions 33.0 × 23.8 cm
Weight 3,000 gram
Pages 48

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