This is my first photography project and it is about my dad’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.
“Nelle mani del padre” is an alteration of the Catholic invocation “in the name of the Father”.
The reason I chose this title is because I have what could be considered an obsession with hands and gestures.
I am using hands as a “tool”, a way to document the progression of Alzheimer’s as well as the everyday life of both my father and my mother, who is the caregiver and copes with every kind of needs he has.
The project is being shot mostly using a Canon AE1 with a 50mm lens and Fomapan 400 film. I also take care of the developing process.