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A photographic road-trip from Italy to North Cape to reveal how passion and motivation can open up new perspectives about life
A photographic road-trip from Italy to North Cape to reveal how passion and motivation can open up new perspectives about life
A photographic road-trip from Italy to North Cape to reveal how passion and motivation can open up new perspectives about life
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Reaching the Cape

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SPICING UP UPDATE!!! STRETCH GOAL 23.000€ - 16-page tabloid diary

There's something amazing going on here! We're just less than 200€ away from reaching the goal. This is just AWESOME.

I have something in mind to spice up these remaining 48 hours!

STRECH GOAL TO 23.000€!!!

If we hit this new target, I will be able to produce a stunning 16-page tabloid format diary designed by Kummer & Herrman Studio. This will be a wonderfully curated diary of this amazing road trip made of instant photos, notes taken from the field and other images to tell the story of this journey.

EVERY SINGLE BACKER WILL RECEIVE THIS LOVELY SMALL PUBLICATION IF WE REACH 23.000€!!!

This will be another chance to be part of this fantastic story!

THE ROAD TRIP 

Two months on the road from Italy to the northernmost point of mainland Europe and back. A journey through different climates and landscapes, a long-awaited adventure that I now have the opportunity to undertake, thanks to a new, high-tech prosthesis.

On the way to Skagen, Denmark, May 2015
On the way to Skagen, Denmark, May 2015

This project represents a re-birth and a re-appropriation of what was at some point lost. This rather intimate journey will be told through a mix of portraits, landscapes and interiors.

Reaching the northernmost cape and coming back is a metaphor of my experience. I will progressively abandon populated areas, moving across an almost uninhabited land and then come back to my usual places and life.

Lucas Pernin, my travel companion, Malmo, Sweden, May 2015
Lucas Pernin, my travel companion, Malmo, Sweden, May 2015

I will travel with my friend and colleague Lucas Pernin, who will document the trip from a different perspective. He will act behind the scenes to show the hurdles, encounters and (extra)ordinary daily life.

Reaching the Cape is an inner journey, a challenge, a story - a new beginning of my life as a professional photographer.

BACKGROUND 

In the summer of 2011, while travelling through Bosnia and Herzegovina to work on a project on the Bosnian national identity, I got involved in a serious road accident in which I nearly died. I unexpectedly woke from a coma in October 2011. I had to undergo several surgeries that led to a left leg amputation.

Sarajevo, July 2011
Sarajevo, July 2011

Before the accident I was living in London, where I worked as a photographer for different NGOs, and as assistant for various photographers. At the same time I was attending the Masters in Photojournalism at the University of Westminster in London. I was finally discovering photography as a real profession, but I had to stop and restart again.

Despite the accident, I managed to secure my degree once out of the hospital in October 2012.

My professional vocation is photography. I work mainly with analogue photography, the visual language made of film, chemistry and time. Traditional photography forces you to slow down the pace to focus on the content and the message. This approach gives you the opportunity to tell stories in a deeper way by spending more time with your subjects.

Sculptor, Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina, June 2011
Sculptor, Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina, June 2011

The core of the project lies in the fusion of technology and craftsmanship. I will be using modular camera systems, personalised prosthesis, photographic film, handmade printing and digital communication. In this project, everything is a hybridisation of different elements aiming at the same goal: the celebration of beauty and life.

SOCIAL MEDIA

The project will be shot on analogue film, but at the same time I know the power of instant digital communication. For this reason, different dedicated accounts will be created on social media in order to be in touch with my supporters during this thrilling adventure. You will have the chance to see behind the scenes of the entire journey with video, photographs and interviews straight from the field and be part of an amazing experience.

Just follow us on 

Instagram
Twitter
Facebook
reachingthecape.com

My photographic work is available to view on my website: www.matteodigiovanni.com

TIMELINE

October - November 2015: The Road Trip

December 2015 – January 2016: The Processing

February – March 2016: Rewards Ship

Gianni Romano and I in a darkroom session at Studio Fahrenheit
Gianni Romano and I in a darkroom session at Studio Fahrenheit

Now, the amazing ALPA medium format gear I will be using during the road trip

ALPA 12 SWA with ALPA HR ALPAGON 70mm 5.6 and ALPA APO-HELVETAR 48mm 5.6
ALPA 12 SWA with ALPA HR ALPAGON 70mm 5.6 and ALPA APO-HELVETAR 48mm 5.6

BUDGET 

We know that budget is always a very important issue when you travel for so long in uncommon places. We're trying to keep the expenses as low as possible, but we also have to take into consideration the unexpected. There's also material for the production and the postproduction of the body of work. Even if I have many partners, they cannot guarantee me everything I need for the project. Film, chemicals and paper will be purchased at a discounted price, but I still have to pay for everything.

We also have expenses related to the car, including tolls, ferries and anything that can happen on such a road. Never forget about petrol!

I have divided the expenses in an easy graph:

LET'S HAVE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE REWARDS!!!

The following photographs come from a pre-shooting trip I made in May 2015 to have a feeling of what I was about to find during the official road-trip.
I have selected three photographs, which would serve as a starting point in terms of visual language. I will be printing them in Numbered and Signed editions. JUST PICK ONE OF THEM!

Here they are:

1. "TANDEM" Signed and Numbered SILVER GELATIN PRINT available in different sizes! Each size, special edition of 10

Tandem
Tandem

2. "NORMANDY" Signed and Numbered SILVER GELATIN PRINT available in different sizes! Each size, special edition of 10

Normandy
Normandy

3. "HOSTED" Signed and Numbered SILVER GELATIN PRINT available in different sizes! Each size, special edition of 10

Hosted
Hosted

AND NOW ALL THE OTHER REWARDS!

20€ - Shopper Bag 38x41cm (15x16") available in different colours to be personalised with Reaching the Cape logo and quote. Designers working on this!!!

EARLY BIRD 25€ - My set up for Instant Photography. Polaroid modified by CatLABS team to be fed with Fuji FP-100C

30€ - Contact sheet printed on 24x30cm (10x12") RC paper of a 6x7 black and white roll of film. This is a SAMPLE

EARLY BIRD 50€ - Reaching the Cape POSTER designed by Kummer & Herrman

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front
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500€ - 6x12 panoramic negative to be printed inkjet on Fiber Based paper 220x110cm (86,6x43,3")

ARTISTIC DIRECTION

TECHNICAL DIRECTION

PARTNERS

Just click on the image to see who they are and what they do!

Risks and challenges

Once we hit the goal, there will be almost no risks whatsoever. We will have all the expenses covered and everything we need to produce and ship the rewards.

The only annoying thing that can happen is having issues with the high-tech prosthesis, but I have managed to obtain full assistance along the way through different prosthetic centres across Europe in case something happens.

At the same time, the strong team of professionals I have put together will guarantee that everything will work smoothly in order to be right on schedule!

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    CONTACT SHEET printed on RC 24x30cm (10x12”) paper of a 6x7 medium format roll. You will have ten shots on a single page. + Reaching the Cape BUMPER STICKER

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    NEW REWARD! 13X18cm (7x10”) SIGNED black and white SILVER GELATIN PRINT on Fiber Based paper from a selection of 4 photos taken DURING the road trip. They will be shown on the website gallery

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    220x110cm (86.6x43.3") SIGNED INKJET PRINT on Fiber Based paper chosen from one of the panoramic images taken with my Linhof Technorama 612 camera! There will be a dedicated gallery on my personal website

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    Personal two-day workshop black and white fine art printing carried out by me together with Gianni Romano, owner of Fahrenheit Fine Art Lab in Milan. The workshop can be scheduled from January 2016 onwards.

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