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‘Stelle Del Mare’ – Postcards from Malta, by Jason Florio

‘Stelle Del Mare’ frame #8 ‘The Philosophers, Stoned’ – Image ©Jason Florio

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‘Stelle Del Mare’ – The people, they arrive to you early seeking your silky salty comfort. Some are old men who trace the sign of the cross on their chests before submerging into you, some are looking to you to hide their inhibitions and sexual gamings, some are drunks seeking solace from an all-nighter. You do not discriminate and welcome all.

I have spent years on the road attempting to tell the stories of others. In this time of COVID ‘lockdowns’ and seemingly unending up-endings of our lives, I have needed to slip into a more contemplative state; looking for a less literal and more visceral form of storytelling. This new ongoing series of ‘postcards’ from our Malta window and close by, onto the Mediterranean sea was born of the subconscious – a speechless full moon that nudges my conscious minds-eye to react – but whatever story there might be in the frame, is open to imagination, interpretation and meditation… Jason Floriophotographer/filmmaker

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In isolation between a ‘Rock and a Hot Place‘ - photojournalist Jason Florio, standing with his mum's dog, 'Space'. Image ©Helen Jones-Florio, April 2020
In isolation between aRock and a Hot Place‘ – photographer, Jason Florio, with his mum’s dog, ‘Space’. Our constant companion, during lockdown in the UK Image ©Helen Jones-Florio, April 2020

Current Location: September 2020 – Malta

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Stelle del Mare Images ©Jason Florio a small group of men bathing in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta

‘Stelle Del Mare’. Images ©Jason Florio, Mediterranean Life

‘Stelle Del Mare’ (stars of the sea) – The people, they arrive to you early seeking your silky salty comfort. Some are old men who trace the sign of the cross on their chests before submerging into you, some are looking to you to hide their inhibitions and sexual gamings, some are drunks seeking solace from an all-nighter. You do not discriminate and welcome all.

'Stelle del Mare'(stars of the sea) Images ©Jason Florio a semi-naked woman bathing in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta
‘Stelle del Mare'(stars of the sea) Images ©Jason Florio a woman bathes in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta

‘Stelle Del Mare’

I have spent years on the road attempting to tell the stories of others. In this time of COVID ‘lockdowns’ and seemingly unending up-endings of our lives, I have needed to slip into a more contemplative state; looking for a less literal and more visceral form of storytelling. This new ongoing series of ‘postcards’ from our Malta window and close by, onto the Mediterranean sea was born of the subconscious – a speechless full moon that nudges my conscious minds-eye to react – but whatever story there might be in the frame, is open to imagination, interpretation and meditation… Jason Florio / follow @jasonflorio Instagram to see the ‘Stelle Del Mare’ series unfold

'Stelle del Mare'(stars of the sea) Images ©Jason Florio a 2 men bathing in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta
‘Stelle del Mare'(stars of the sea) Images ©Jason Florio two men bathing in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta

Featured/header image ‘Stelle del Mare’ ©Jason Florio – a group of men bathing in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta. See more @jasonflorio/Instagram

Current Location: AUGUST 2020 – Malta

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In isolation between a ‘Rock and a Hot Place’

In isolation between a ‘Rock and a Hot Place‘ – we arrived in the UK just over a month ago, for a short break from our assignments in The Gambia, West Africa. We had intended to head to the small island of Malta, which we have called our other home for the past five years. After this, we planned to return to The Gambia to continue our projects.

However, the days following our return to the UK Malta closed its airport, soon followed by The Gambia. So, we find ourselves grounded, literally, here in the UK at my mother’s house – waiting for the skies to open again. In the meantime, I watch her English country garden slowly break bud and bloom, and Helen as the light finds her in our roost above the barn – whilst, all the time wildly conscious of the struggle around us, the fight for life… Jason Florio

Our niece, who is isolating with her family, keeping her social distance, but echoing her uncle with her camera ©Jason Florio April 2020

In isolation between a ‘Rock and a Hot Place’

My Mum, who is self-isolating, wearing a mask outside and keeping her social distance (her dog. Space, is in the background) ©Jason Florio April 2020

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Helen, with ‘Space’ dog ©Jason Florio

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Location: April 2020 – Currently, physical-distancing in the UK

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In isolation between a ‘Rock and a Hot Place‘ - photojournalist Jason Florio, standing with his mum's dog, 'Space'. Image ©Helen Jones-Florio, April 2020
In isolation between a ‘Rock and a Hot Place‘ – photographer, Jason Florio, with his mum’s dog, ‘Space’. Image ©Helen Jones-Florio, April 2020

Location: April 2020 – Currently, physical-distancing in the UK

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Press: ‘Paradigm Shift’ Malta – Monocle Magazine

Monocle Magazine - Daphne Caruana Galizia memorial, Valletta, Malta © Jason Florio

Who Killed Daphne Caruana Galizia – memorial, Valletta, Malta © Jason Florio for Monocle Magazine.

 

‘The Paradigm Shift’ Monocle Magazine

After the killing of an investigative Maltese journalist, new torchbearers came forward to hold the government to account and battle corruption – words by Andrew Mueller / Images © Jason Florio for Monocle Magazine (print edition)

The Shift, Malta journalist and co-founder, Caroline Muscat - image ©Jason Florio for Monocle Magazine

The Shift- co-founder, Caroline Muscat. image ©Jason Florio for Monocle Magazine

Monocle Magazine - The Shift, Malta- journalist and co-founder, Jurgen Balzan. Image ©Jason Florio

The Shift- co-founder, Jurgen Balzan. Image ©Jason Florio for Monocle Magazine

August 2018

Currently in Malta – covering Europe and Africa

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