Riccardo Cavallari

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Riccardo Cavallari was born with a vision disorder that causes him to see everything double. His work became both a way to see the world as normal and "a way to give the viewer a glimpse into Riccardo's vision."
Riccardo has shot portraits of Patty Smith, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Michael Cunningham, Bar Rafaeli, Anish Kapoor, Ennio Morricone and many more.

I was born with a vision disorder known as diplopia. This means that the visions created from both my eyes do not converge into one single image. In simple words I see everything double. The result is a distorted image : two images that overlap with an error of 7 degrees, thus creating a very confused reality.

Photography is, in the majority of cases, a monocular vision, therefore I see the world as “normal” only through the lens of a camera. Some of my images tend to recreate the world as I see it, even enhancing this distortion. I have been working for many years exploring multiple-exposure on a single frame, creating images that contain a large quantity of distortions, errors, shadows and spots allowing my medium to surprise me.

I have been taking photos since I was 10 years old and I really photographed many things.... Portraits though remain my real pleasure....