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Lorenzo Catena & Valeria Tofanelli’s

Mareterno

Mareterno” is the first book by the Italian Street Photography duo Lorenzo Catena and Valeria Tofanelli, with an introduction by Melissa Breyer. 160 picturesque photographs unfold the secrets at the margins of Rome, far away from the Eternal City as we know it.

Available 500 limited-edition copies autographed by Lorenzo and Valeria:
470 White Editions (pre-order sales are open)
30 Black Editions (pre-order sales are open)

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1. Selection of Photographs & Image Sequencing 100%
2. Book Design 90%
3. Printing Process 30%
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© Lorenzo Catena
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© Lorenzo Catena
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Product Details – Black Edition

Limited Edition Print 1/30

The White and Black Editions differ in one thing and one thing only.

Each Black Edition contains one unique Fine Art Photograph (30×21 cm – printed on Hahnemühle FineArt paper with pigment inks and tested for longevity) that has never been printed for sale before. Available through the purchasing of this book only.

Available 30 Black Editions autographed by Lorenzo and Valeria:
15 Black Editions with Lorenzo Catena’s photograph
15 Black Editions with Valeria Tofanelli’s photograph

Please specify which Black Edition you wish to receive at the checkout.

01 Fine Art Frame 30x40cm Catena
© Lorenzo Catena
01 Fine Art Frame 30x40cm Tofanelli
© Valeria Tofanelli

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Eyeshot soundtrack

An original piece to celebrate the margins of Rome, Italy

Alessandro Cianci & LvnarEyeshot Book, “Mareterno”
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Lorenzo Catena

Lorenzo Catena is a photographer and architect based in Rome, Italy. He captures moments of everyday life, working towards complex and evocative compositions assembled with harmony through vibrant colours and plays of light.

In 2019, Lorenzo was among the winners at the “Summer heat” competition curated by Magnum Photos. In 2021, his work was selected by Martin Parr in The Independent Photographer Platform, Street Photography category.

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Valeria Tofanelli

Valeria Tofanelli is an Italian photographer based in Rome, Italy, the place where she was born and raised. Photography allows her to interpret reality and mould it as she pleases. Through linear compositions and intense use of colour, she creates representations of reality bordering on abstraction.

Her photography work has been exhibited in both Italy and overseas, published in books, magazines, as well as online articles.

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In details

The photographic journey

Mareterno” (Eternal Sea) is a complex body of work that takes the viewer on a journey whose aim is to give people and places their voice.

Often led by chance, Lorenzo Catena and Valeria Tofanelli listened to the stories of the city dwellers: each and every one of them added a piece to the complex relationship with Ostia — the place where the book takes place.

The outcome is a compelling experience that allows the viewer to discover truths yet to be revealed.

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The photographers’ vision

“The coexistence between complex and simple aesthetics is the key element in my research. The juxtaposition of multiple layers, landscapes and stories in a single image”.

— Lorenzo Catena.

“I always try to go deeper: I like to conceal certain aspects in the scene to leave an ambiguity of interpretation. To ensure the photograph is complete only in the encounter with the viewer”.

— Valeria Tofanelli.

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Eyeshot is the first independent publisher working exclusively with street photographers from all around the world.

Our intention is to curate their work and publish it in collectible and limited edition books and magazine.
Created by street photographers, for street photographers.

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