How did this collaboration come about?
Luca: Pictures were the main inspiration: the vision of Nature and the woman body evoked a lot of questions in me, especially these days that in Italy the debate on the right to abortion is strong and a source of uncertainty. The idea of representing oneself without censorship, of choosing one’s life and body following one’s instinct, I think is the most natural action that a person can perform. Here the perfect match in the set of photographs between the female body and nature. A single song to represent this double strength was not enough, which is why I thought about writing two complementary tracks. One an Ode to be dedicated to oneself, the other a painting that tells of the Alma Mater, literally the Mother who feeds.
Andrea: Recently, I’ve been contemplating nature a lot and her power to heal us. I went to a hot spring with my sister and afterwards she said to me “I feel so renewed.” And that stuck with me. So I wanted to somehow portray that. How nature is able to drain away the stresses of everyday life, give us serenity, if even for a moment. We’ve become so far removed from nature, we forget how healing it is. But we are of it. And that’s what I wanted my photos to show. Someone living and moving and melding with nature.