Already But Not Yet

While triggering a shot, a basketball player is perfectly aware whether he will score or not. It is a feeling of projection. It depends on skill, confidence and talent and can also be influenced by the surrounding environment. When the ball is still on its trajectory to the ring, the only action left to the player is to wait and witness something that has already happened but not yet completed.
Already But Not Yet embraces the challenge of searching and representing this specific yet undefined sense of projection, suspension and change. Useless moments in which the actor becomes a spectator, lapses of time in which an inertial process of change can be predicted but not substantially modified.
The images narrate an incessant balance between the resignation for what has already been and the hope for what has yet to come. This research captures this coexistence, of the inevitable with the possible, and gives it back to the viewer, evoking a sense of waiting that could last for an instant or for an entire existence.

Photographs and design by Francesco Villa.
Printed in 3 copies
Milan, 2018
Exhibited at
Grenze - Arsenali Fotografici / Verona, 2020
Festival DIECIXDECI / Gonzaga (MN), 2019
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