Don't get me wrong: I'm not a singer. The title of this post is going to be really important in the next future, as it was, since I started being a photographer. Unconsciously the concept of the reckless serenade was always present in my photographic work, but it was mainly imprisoned in my postproduction notebooks about composition with models and moreover in my personal taste, when I find myself choosing unknown and "not skilled" models for my pictures. The problem is that I never realized it.
Then 2011 came. Being a spasmodic 'Arctic Monkeys' fan, I suddenly listened to the brand new 'Suck it and See' album and I came into contact with this song (which became, some months later, one of the singles): 'Reckless Serenade'. «What?!» was my first comment, while listening to it. The lyrics were magical and incredibly original. Then I took all the old notebooks and started reading them all: they were full of pictures tagged with those two words, "Reckless Serenade".
As I said, the reckless serenade will be an important future theme in my work. But this is only a part of the story, because is going to be the title of my first book...
Wave their flags as she walks by
And get ignored
On a rainy day
When she walks her footsteps sing
A reckless serenade
Those twinkling vixens
With a shining spiral eyes
Their hypnosis goes unnoticed
when she’s walking by”
— 'Reckless Serenade', Arctic Monkeys