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UPDATED ON 12 JULY, 2018.

People and the natural landscape of southern Switzerland have been my first subjects since I started photographing in my teens. Only recently, in order to study the relationship between people and plants in depth I've started working on a fantasy photo story of a world that is real and inspired by real facts about the evolution of plants. The work is constituted of an interaction between observation, fantasy and history. The project aims to look at the environment upon which people have come to impose themselves and the actions that have led humans into the Anthropocene era.

Currently shooting in the streets, city parks and woods of  London and my native Switzerland.

Here below you see a visual brainstorming of my research and work in progress. If any questions please write to matteo.patocchi@gmail.com

 

 seen on my walks

seen on my walks

 seen on my walks

seen on my walks

 seen on my walks

seen on my walks

 seen on my walks

seen on my walks

 seen on my walks

seen on my walks

 in studio

in studio

 in studio

in studio

 in studio

in studio

 in studio

in studio

 Painting of Flora

Painting of Flora

 Painting of Flora

Painting of Flora

 Painting of Floraand Zephyr

Painting of Floraand Zephyr

 Photo by Ugo Mulas

Photo by Ugo Mulas

 Painting of Flora

Painting of Flora

 Iced flowers by Makoto Azuma

Iced flowers by Makoto Azuma

 Fossil of the Montsechia vidalii

Fossil of the Montsechia vidalii

 Eduard Riou (1838-1900) from The World Before the Deluge 1872

Eduard Riou (1838-1900) from The World Before the Deluge 1872

 Sam Van Aken, The tree of 40 fruits of the genus  Prunus

Sam Van Aken, The tree of 40 fruits of the genus Prunus

 Still from Aquaphobia, installation by Jacob Kudsk

Still from Aquaphobia, installation by Jacob Kudsk