Photography of an oxymoron

"He boards ships that will be at sea for months, he enters work areas, he looks for the captain’s quarters, he observes the rest rooms, the places of temporary idleness. He excludes the inhabitants from the photographs, who we find instead through objects, in little totems or amulets which are used to create a connection with dry land. The oxymoron lies in the existence of daily normality made up of small rituals which is in a state of constant movement, continuous and permanent. Camellini photographs islands which enclose internal rules as though they were city-states awaiting new geography."

(Andrea Tinterri, 2016)