“It is not that things happen to each of us according to his fate, but that he interprets what has happened, if he has power to do so, according to his sense of his own destiny”. 

Folllowing that quote from Cesare Pavese we started to harness the compulsive instinct driving our photography. Thousands of our negative strips, forming some kind of timeline, have been justapoxed, logically ordered or randomly reordered and they disclosed a new scenario. Following this kind of interpretation we got to a different dimension emancipating us from the sole concept of photography as a memory to dangerously lean on the future. 

Jean-Marc Caimi and Valentina Piccinni  are a duo working on projects focused both on documentary and more personal, intimate photography.

Time and Tense was presented during Slideluck Rome.


a. What program was used to create the multimedia?

iMovie 9

b. How and why did you choose that sound/music?

Jean-Marc is a musician and he’s doing the soundtracks for our multimedia pieces. We really enjoy mixing different kinds of creativity, isn’t multimedia precisely about that? 

c. Tell us about the editing process when you think of a multimedia.

Valentina is taking care of the editing part most of the time. She’s got a multidimensional vision which is precious when creating a sequence, either for a photographic story, a book, a multimedia. We think that is important to follow our instinct, an energetic flow of consciousness while editing, rather than get stuck into rationality constrictions. Emotion are free from superstructures and therefore have a much stronger communicative power. 

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