Two Italian Rascals is a bi-annual publication by Vincenzo Elifani and edited by Skye Darukhanavala.
In 2022, paper seems to have become a luxury. So why start a printed magazine?
We live in an overly digitalized world where images have been commoditized at the expense of dismissing the effort that goes on behind crafting a visual work.
We fall prey to an endless, detrimental scrolling that leaves little space for conscious reflection.
Creating a printed magazine is a way to slow down, a way to establish a more intimate connection with the artists, a way to complement images with words to discover the deeper meaning of photography.
In this first issue, we explore photography as a way to cope with grief and as a way to reconnect with a dying father; photography as a tool for creative survival, and as a way to find beauty in the unusual; photography as a way to preserve what is disappearing, and as a way to inspire one’s work in other visual disciplines; photography as a way to indulge in nostalgia, and as a way to travel to parallel worlds built to escape reality.
In this issue:
Front cover by Steven Hirsch, 1992
Back cover by Roberto Timperi, 2022
Pages: 100 pages, 150gsm
Binding: Thread sewn