In brilliant sunlight, The Eternal City is positively radiant. Photographer Tom Nagy presents Rome’s historic sites in a series of warm and wonderfully evocative images that make us crave a summer stroll. The soft pastel and beige tones so characteristic of the Italian capital are complemented by the sublime yet subtle greens of the trees and hedges, bringing out the famous Mediterranean flair. Nagy subtly contrasts antique architecture with urban life in the modern metropolis. Unlike many other photographers, he does not try to conjure up illusions of Rome as it once was, showing us a vibrant city with its residents and visitors instead.
There are few places in the world in which the past is so pervasive and pronounced. Nagy knows how to present these time-honoured settings, from the Roman forum to the Coliseum to the Spanish Steps. While the Roman monuments appear powerful and unforgiving, the photographs are still as light and breezy as an Italian summer’s day.
|Lives and works in Hamburg, Germany|
|2013||Tom Nagy. Photographs, Monika Mohr Galerie, Hamburg, Germany|