[…] The depths of our minds are found in the mirror, reflected, reproduced, multiplied in time and in the three dimensions of space, contained, at the same time, in a two-dimensional image but only physically.
This is the fate of an image? Lead us into that space, let what we thought only ours become something else: an experience that lives for us and outside of us.
Riccardo Bandiera goes on a journey, where the crossing, from one photographic series to another, takes place by immersion. The breath, between one shot and the next, marks a vision that is made up of different photographic cycles, some still in progress, as if also the temporal distance, from one image to another, set a rhythm: dive in and emerge, hold your breath and let it go.
Flag's photographs are amphibious beings, they live inside and outside the water, certainly one of the hallmarks of his work, a sort of guiding element that returns, alternating phases, to play a dual role of presence and absence, protagonist and extra, without exhaustion in the immediate geographical reference, given the Ligurian roots, the reading of an articulated research through the photographic medium.
(from the text Breathe In. Breathe Out by Francesca Di Giorgio)