Etna by Renato D' Agostin is the fifth book by the young venetian photographer. His gaze on the sicilian volcano seems to tell us of an alien place, a lunar landscape where shadows and figures move along ineluctable lines, fumes and mists of Dantesque atmosphere, figures inhabiting a magical world as it is the ancestral volcano, with thousands of symbolic references . You sense the power that seethes beneath the unnatural stillness .
The book, consisting of 23 black and white photographs printed by D' Agostin in the darkroom is accompanied by an internal volume with Sequenza e Fuga in 4,6,8 voices, composed by italian poet Luigi Cerantola.
Renato D'Agostin was born in 1983 in Italy. In 2005, he attends the International Center of Photography in New York for courses in Fine Print. Soon after, he becomes assistant to Ralph Gibson. In 2007, he presented Metropolis at the Leica Gallery in New York, followed by major galleries in The United States and Europe. In 2009, he presents Tokyo Untitled, with afterwords by Eikoh Hosoe and Ralph Gibson. The book and exhibition were presented at Galerie Photo 4 (Paris), Leica Ginza Salon (Tokyo), Leica Gallery (New York), and FORMA International Center of Photography (Milan).