About

About

emilio messina

When I was a child I used to travel around Europe with my parents. We were going around for about two months a year. Those were unique opportunities to appreciate all the most beautiful and majestic corners of the continent. Being charmed by the sight of certain places and landscapes was quite predictable for the little child I was.

I was often looking at my mother and other tourists taking pictures or videos of families, children, and in general of human subjects, and I couldn't understand why none of them were shooting places, atmospheres or landscapes.

So during one of many trips I secretly took the my mother's old film camera. It was 1991, I was just nine years old back then. We were traveling through France and I was fascinated by the sight of a beautiful castle that overlooked the sea: I had my mind set up on capturing the beautiful scenery that I was looking at.

The desire to make that memory go beyond my remembrance was uncontainable. In that moment I shot some pictures randomly, with no idea about composition, exposure, and so on. As soon as I did that, I took care of cautiously putting the camera back where I had taken it.
Today, 25 years later, I found the pictures I took back in those trips but mostly I found that first shot.

Nature Guide, Digital Artist, VJ, Videomaker, Researcher and lover of landscape photography. Since 2001 co-founder of "Videoediv" visual production studio that realize architectural video projections, motion graphics and experimental videos. From 2013 President of Hackspace Catania, a digital laboratory that discovers, develops and makes training on new technologies. Under the pseudonym Vj Kar his work in the VJ world led him to create video installations around Europe for many brands. But also to support, with his creations, many artists belonging to the world of music. Technology enthusiast, 3d printing and photography.

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