Tom Sebastiano is a photographer born in Italy, able to capture through his camera something ordinary and make it magical and poetic in the eyes of the beholder.
A simplicity that touches many of the projects of the Italian photographer, good at transforming everyday habits into the center of interest.
Although it may seem strange, he chose to dedicate himself totally to photography only ten years ago.
With his photos Tom Sebastiano is able to tell with a single image more than a whole encyclopedia does, he is complete in his way of shooting, he can find details to others hidden managing to fully grasp what surrounds him.
Photography for the artist is a mixture of composition, light, and emotion, which quietly portrays portraits, desolate urban landscapes, and inanimate objects. Interest may fluctuate in an infinite variety of subjects, but the concept always remains uniform and still.
“Animate” is one of his latest photographic projects in which the protagonists are objects that we all use every day.
A project where time seems to stop in the snapshot of the photo, where there are no spatial or temporal references.
Tables, old paintings and vintage table football become the unexpected protagonists of each frame, totally capturing the attention as if it were portraying a person.
His photography is planned, but not in the smallest details and often it is just a combination of places seen before with imagined scenarios.
All the “stories” he manages to capture with his lens can be found in his blog, “winter dreaming“.
A unique photographer capable of capturing a thousand shades in a single shot, capable as one of his American colleagues Elliot Erwitt mentioned, of photographing without having to explain things.