PHOTOGRAPHY BY CONSIGLIO MANNI
The high roadside where we lay was white
with dust. In that narrow place we saw
the numberless: the people press and pour,
the city loom far in the fading light.
Through the tumult crowded coaches bore,
along them lines of paper flags were tacked.
Omnibuses, roof and body packed.
Automobiles, smoke, horns with their roar.
Towards the giant stone sea. But we looked west,
saw tree on tree lining the road’s long rim,
the filigree of crowns whose leaves were lost.
The ball of the sun hung vast at heaven’s seam.
Out of the sunset’s road red streamers burst.
On all heads there lay the light’s last dream.
— Georg Heym, translated by Antony Hasler
Consiglio Manni was born in Puglia in February 1989. He moved to Milan and graduated with a degree in Audio Technology from the Accademia Teatro alla Scala. He worked as a sound engineer for long enough to realize that photography was his real path. He was a staff member for three years at Besafe Studios, in Lecce. Now he is again in Milan, working for Circus Studios and as a freelance photographer. Visit his Instagram here, and check out his website.