Varese is a middle town, about 40 minutes from places considered more interesting, Switzerland, or Milan for example. The province of Varese for photographer Marco Barbieri is “the common place of family. It is a father dedicated to work and a mother who is moved every time you leave and when you come back just asks ‘what shall I make you to eat?’“
The family by definition is a place governed by a mutual sense of protection, which slows the pace by creating a suspension, and so is the province of Varese.
The photographic project “THE BLUE GREEN LAND” aims to represent this sphere of sensations that makes an area of Italy historically linked to work perceived as blocked and flat.
The title “blue and green land” almost seems to be ironic about an area that has nothing sensational about it, as well as the atmospheres photographed by Marco Barbieri, which return a melancholic, almost desert-like or abandoned landscape. Man does not participate, or perhaps he is working, or perhaps he is at home preparing food for the evening.
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