Diving into the uderwater caves cause addiction: once begun it’s impossible to give up. There are simply no words that can explain how wonderful is being in the depths of Earth, suspended in a such clean water that seems not exist and gaze at the creations that Mother Nature generated in millions and millions of years. Jewels that are now jealously guarded in the absolute darkness. The darkness. In the cave is pitch black. If it were not for the torches that every diver brings with him, nothing of what follows would be visible, hidden forever.
In this dedicated photographic series I wanted to bring to light the underground colours and wonders of some worldwide caves and mines.
I wanted to try to Lighten The Dark.
“Life in Sardinia is probably the best that a man can hope for: twentyfour tousand kilometers of woods, countryside, coasts surrounded by a miracoulous sea should match to what I would suggest the Good Lord to give us as heaven” – Fabrizio De André
“The human being lives in the city, eats without hunger and drinks without thirst, gets tired without the body struggling, chasing its own time without ever reaching it. He is an imprisoned being, a prison without borders from which it is almost impossible to escape. But some human beings sometimes need to recover their lives, to find a main road again. Not everyone tries, few succeed” – Walter Bonatti
“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads” – Henry David Thoreau
Mine Olgiate Molgora
“The Doors of Durin, Lord of Moria. Speak, friend, and enter” – JRR Tolkien