Sombrero Twist is the project of an ever-so elusive photographer known for their eye-catching, serendipitous of the mundane photography.
The project was birthed in 2012 on Instagram and is based mainly in Italy, particularly Milan.
Capricious comes to mind when one thinks of the project’s Instagram feed with photos ranging from an onlooker capturing works at a museum to a random shopper at a grocery store. The banal is transformed into something quirky and delightful to watch. We start to live through the variant expressions on strangers’ faces, inventing narratives and becoming immersed in the photographer’s (various) environments.
Most of the photos are shot on an iPhone, accounting not only for maximum accessibility, but also adding a sense of familiarity that can be replaced with alienation with more high-end photographs:
Exhibition MARSÈLL PARADISE
via Privata Rezia 2, 20135 Milano from February 15 to March 18, 2017
Images courtesy of the artist
words PERWANA NAZIF