Digitally Manipulated Dioramas Constructed out of Cardboard
Italian artist Francesco Romoli creates mysterious dioramas constructed out of cardboard, incorporating light and shadow to produce a very dramatic atmosphere. Each diorama is constructed specifically to be photographed. Like filmmaking all staging and lighting is done looking through the lens. Once photographed the dioramas are then digitally manipulated to add solitary figures wandering through these desolate, eerie landscapes. Romoli's capacity for self-effacement is one of the secrets of his art. Speaking about his work he says, "I am nobody, I don't exist. I love using my imagination and my Canon 1000D."