For people who don’t know Milan, it’s a bit like Bucarest but with more pizzerias. This is a selection of pictures from said city. To be fair, it’s a sort of skewed Identikit portrait comprised of my dark outlook superimposed over Milan’s cold heart. Freeze-frame shadow puppetry and whatever the opposite of hagiography is.
‘Loneliness has followed me my whole life. Everywhere. In bars, in cars, sidewalks, stores, everywhere. There’s no escape. I’m God’s lonely man’.
Travis Bickle, ‘Taxi Driver’.
Photographer: Stuart Paton
Bio: Born and raised in the central belt of Scotland, I now live in Milan. I’m a photographer because it’s my way of out-running my demons and re-enchanting my world. My pictures tend to revolve around themes like alienation, solitude, identity and social dissonance. Eschatological eye-candy. More shadowboxer than prizefighter, I nonetheless aspire to pictures with some lo-fi sociological value and soul. A blend of ‘Guernica’ and The Shangri-Las.