When I began the Roman series in 1973, I had just finished the Antigua Black book that was almost exclusively focused on people. People subjects are challenging as they require constant interaction and dynamic change with live human beings. I wanted to photograph inanimate objects, stones and fountains and architecture…anything that did not talk. I needed the peace not to be obliged to interact. I loved the silence broken only by the trickle of water from a fountain.
In 1976 I returned to Rome and finished the series: some are of famous fountains and statuary and others are of small found courtyards and passages, discovered as I meandered on my own around the city.
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