WOR-SHEEP 

UP-CYLE PROJECT

2018

SOUND

MARTINA SORGHI

In the town i grew up in, a farmer used to come every spring with his sheep for the transhumance, he used to stay around the city walls for 1 month more or less. Chilling on the walls of my town i was tripping with my mind and when i saw the sheep i just wanted to stop there to look at them... There were different kinds of sheep, and i couldn’t notice that some of them where marked with different colors and lines, there was the point where i had the idea...

“I want to photograph a lamb with an anarchy mark on it!”... Finding a farmer is not as easy as it seems... I searched the net and after a lot of researching i found the right one. His name was raffaele, a 45 years old man who lost his job in the crisis and reinvented himself as a farmer (nowadays with more than 100 sheep). He was exactly what i was looking for! I contacted the council of his village in a desperate way to try to find him, and suprisely they put me in touch with him after a few weeks. The shooting day was amazing, i could have the opportunity to spend a day with Raffaele and his fold. Raffaele is the example of a strong man, able to reinvent himself in a special way for nowadays. It was really inspiring for me and gave the idea of start this collection with recycled spare materials from my school days. As a symbol of rebirth, here is the lamb!

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