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Collection of Diaries 2001 / 2015
Photographing the covers of the whole collection of my personal diaries from 2001 to 2015 on a single roll of B/W film, I prepared myself to get rid of them.
’Diaries (b)’ is part of an ongoing project called Therapy, started in 2012 in Rome.
I am a collector.
Ever since I can remember, I have been collecting everything, particularly my own things as a sort of memorial.
Saving every single object is for me the first step of a possible collection: notebooks, cans, stuffed animals, receipts, batteries, or parts of myself like teeth, hair, and nails, just to mention some of them.
To keep and catalog objects has always given me pleasure. It started with me collecting memories and things that I was emotionally attached to, and it developed into an obsession to pile up ordinary objects in series.
The only complication I have is the space. Collecting requires a lot of space, which led me to find ways to let things go.
I have realized that, to be able to throw anything away, I first need to celebrate the detachment by taking pictures of it. The composition is the result of the entire process, the image is the purpose to achieve. By then, I convince myself that what I have collected will somehow survive, especially using films as they don’t leave me empty-handed.
The project Therapy is photography used as a remedy to an addiction.
Diploma from Roberto Rossellini’s Institute in cinematography; Degree in Architectural Science at Sapienza University of Rome. Master of International Cooperation in Barcelona. After his studies he moves to Egypt collaborating with an NGO and then to New York where he currently lives and works.
Cataloging ordinary objects in series, Tommaso Sacconi’s photography is focusing on a conceptual research on existential themes such as memory and identity.