Chess Portraits by Francesco Ridolfi

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Chess portraits is a fine art project of Francesco Ridolfi, an Italian photographer working between Italy and Belgium.

“Often, inside each one of us, opposing drives make themselves felt and alternate within as light illuminates and shadow darkens our minds. Black and White. Good plays Evil. Chess figures offer an opportunity to explore this dualism. They provide a set of archetypes that convey different aspects of human nature. They throw us into relief; they highlight us in shadow and light. Blacks and Whites.”