By Rebecca Horne
Alessandro Puccinelli has salt water in his camera. And this is the way he likes it. Puccinelli is an Italian photographer who divides his time between Italy and Portugal. Puccinelli writes: “To some extent the sea is my guide through life; I think of the sea as an example and a source of knowledge. The presence of the ocean in my everyday life is a balancing factor that helps me reconnect.” Specifically, he is entranced by the moments when, “the sheer energy and immense power released by a stormy ocean encountering a solid obstacle like a rock.” These images were made at the Marina di Pisa, a short distance from where Puccinelli lives.
Your body is around 60 percent water — which is why you might respond on a cellular level to this spectacular display of moisture. There is a fantastical suggestion of an epic storm upending the horizon — I find myself looking for fish soaring in the sky. Where does the ocean end, and the sky begin? These heroic moments seem they could depict a battle between the gods of the sea and the heavens — perhaps Atlas grew tired at last of holding up the sky, hurled it at the sea, and Neptune rose to scold him.
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