It’s a picture in the studies called Cols Alpins that I started in 2001. It’s in the region of Simplon, in the huge tunnels built to link Switzerland to Italy. A huge road project that is central for Europe and my country.
Accompanying the 2014 release of Joël Tettamanti’s Works 2001-2019, the publisher Benteli writes “The Swiss photographer Joël Tettamanti, born 1977 in Cameroon is a restless traveller. Assignments for international magazines and global company groups take him to known and unknown places all over the world, which he, through his lens, more or less coincidentally approaches as an artist.
Moving from unspoiled countryside across the borders between nature and civilization to the centers of agglomeration, he focuses on places and subjects that give each location its specific identity. His richly detailed pictures explore the encounter between seemingly rationally constructed civilization and natural forms, showing just how absurd and surreal man-made structures can appear.BACK TO PHOTO