photographer, creative director, stylist and graphic designer GIULIA REALE
The project is an invitation to critical observation of the mechanisms that define contemporary society and weaken the feeling of humanity and social responsibility, in favour of growing materialism, efficiency and collective egoism which we can easily experience every day; at a time when the structures responsible for healthy and regular social development collapse, the individual remains alone with his fears and tries to find solutions that could guarantee the sense of lost certainty and suppress the awareness of eternal doubt. In this way the sense of loss and existential inadequacy flows, in ordinary reality, into compulsive attitudes that here take shape in a photographic reportage representing fragments of life of individuals with orthorexia, pet addiction, workaholism and cybersex addiction.
Through this intimate journey I intend to demonstrate how addiction represents the extremization of a disease common to the whole society: the dehumanization and the sense of bewilderment of postmodern mankind. Will we ever be able to regain that inner awareness on the world around us, in order to determine, and not suffer, the reality?