Stelle Del Mare Images ©Jason Florio Mediterranean Life
I have spent years on the road attempting to tell the stories of others. In this time of COVID ‘lockdowns’ and seemingly unending up-endings of our lives, I have needed to slip into a more contemplative state; looking for a less literal and more visceral form of storytelling. This new ongoing series of ‘postcards’ from our Malta window and close by, onto the Mediterranean sea was born of the subconscious - a speechless full moon that nudges my conscious minds-eye to react - but whatever story there might be in the frame, is open to imagination, interpretation and meditation… Jason Florio / follow @jasonflorio Instagram to see the 'Stelle Del Mare' series unfold
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‘Stelle Del Mare’. Images ©Jason Florio, Mediterranean Life

Stelle del Mare Images ©Jason Florio a small group of men bathing in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta

‘Stelle Del Mare’. Images ©Jason Florio, Mediterranean Life

‘Stelle Del Mare’ (stars of the sea) – The people, they arrive to you early seeking your silky salty comfort. Some are old men who trace the sign of the cross on their chests before submerging into you, some are looking to you to hide their inhibitions and sexual gamings, some are drunks seeking solace from an all-nighter. You do not discriminate and welcome all.

Stelle del Mare Images ©Jason Florio a semi-naked woman bathing in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta
‘Stelle del Mare’ Images ©Jason Florio a woman bathing in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta

‘Stelle Del Mare’

I have spent years on the road attempting to tell the stories of others. In this time of COVID ‘lockdowns’ and seemingly unending up-endings of our lives, I have needed to slip into a more contemplative state; looking for a less literal and more visceral form of storytelling. This new ongoing series of ‘postcards’ from our Malta window and close by, onto the Mediterranean sea was born of the subconscious – a speechless full moon that nudges my conscious minds-eye to react – but whatever story there might be in the frame, is open to imagination, interpretation and meditation… Jason Florio / follow @jasonflorio Instagram to see the ‘Stelle Del Mare’ series unfold

Stelle del Mare Images ©Jason Florio - 2 men bathing in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta
‘Stelle del Mare’ Images ©Jason Florio – two men bathing in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta

Check out Jason Florio’s fine art photography prints, here on the helenjonesflorio.com gallery site – ‘Makasutu’ & ‘World Glance’

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