/ 2016 / Book / Other_B

Deeper-On my own Life

  • Prize
    Gold in Book (Series Only)/Other
  • Photographer
    Inte Jag

The Deeper Project wants to be its representation by exploring new
unconscious languages, experimenting alternative shots, using
innovative printing chemical processes and new symbolic and surreal
communication techniques. Almost aiming at creating a “noir
conceptual photography”, this new prospect wants to express a sense
of omnipotence, an artistic obsession releasing the desire for an
eternity hanging between beauty and ugliness, good and evil, light and
According to Roberto Todde, Deeper aestethics is a kind of dizzy cliff
opening to unlimited possibilities of semiological interpretation: it falls
in the void in order to explore the unknown and then revives in the
consciousness of all individuals and dispels the distressing existential
doubts belonging to the brilliant and enigmatic figure of the Author
More specifically, the Deeper Project consists of thirty shots which
immediately establish a special emotional current brought about not
only by the visual attraction, but also by the free interpretation of the
pictures; just as if it were a concordance, almost a fusion, between
the symbolist culture and Sarti’s imagery (see “Image and
consciousness” or the unfailingly experienced and seized “Here and
At the same time, every single shot springs from the Author’s
introspective journey to his own painful past and experience by
exploring his own anxiety and then expressing it through images.
The result was a collection of powerful, instinctive and sometimes
visionary black and white shots which are suspended between the real
and the dreamlike, the wonderful and the monstrous. Between
darkness and light.
Technically speaking, these pictures are a crossroads between two
different processes: the first process – the “chemical” one – is based
on the effects of the light on certain substances; the second process –
the “physical” one – regards the formation of the image through the
optical device determining its essence.
As a metaphor of his own life, Roberto Todde mantains that “a
peculiar style, an expressive, identifying and aesthetic code can spring
from traumatic experience”.