Medusa is a photo series and book by Guido Mocafico
About the project:
In Greek mythology, the Medusa sees with such intensity that whatever crosses her gaze becomes petrified… much like the eye of the photographer armed with a camera. These are a species of photographs beyond the norm — where is the head? where are the eyes? the sex? — at the border of geometric abstraction, completely unrelated to the rest of the animal world.
Guido Mocafico is neither a scientist nor a collector of curiosities, but a photographer and lover of art who partakes of the vocabulary and the colors of nature. He regards jellyfish as the creation of an unparalleled artist. A strange sensation emanates from his images, which combine a vision of the unknown with a large dose of mystery — and fear, for these animals secrete a toxic substance that when injected by sting can, in certain cases, cause death. With just the right amount of distance, Mocafico offers a contemporary view of the demiurge, showing us that we live in a world of illusion.