A lonely man poised in the sky of Florence. When I thought about the 2010 edition of the Travel Festival, I wanted something that was simple and immediate, and would give spectators an emotion. So we stretched a steel cable 40 meters high between Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Uguccioni. Thus Andrea Loreni walked suspended from one side of Piazza della Signoria to the other, with the suggestion of emptiness and the amazement of balance. For one evening, Florentines and tourists were upside down and gaping at the sky over the city. A tightrope walker was going through the Renaissance.
I was invited by my friend Alesandro Agostinelli (director of the Travel Festival) to take some shots of the exciting crossing; there I met Andrea Loreni (the protagonist) who explained to me how the crossing would take place and the type of preparation necessary before climbing the wire. Hence the (impromptu) decision to try to tell a little story that started from the necessary psychophysical preparation, up to the arrival at Palazzo Vecchio.
What follows is the result