Compared to the type of photography that is most in vogue today, that answers to a spectacular and globalized aesthetic, Ponti focuses on a place that is strongly limited in order to visually tell the lesser history of an ecological reconquest.
It is a project carried out with the proper attention and calm, by regularly and continuously spending time on site. Formally speaking, Ponti pays close attention to the atmospheric colours, their temperatures, and to the nuances and the passing of the seasons. After which he synthesizes, distilling the large archive of negatives into a brief yet significant sequence contained in the book.
Texts by Gian Franco Ragno, Oliver Scharpf, Giovanna Masoni Brenni