In the weeks before the Luminara, hundreds of white wooden boards called “biancherie” are hanged on windows and doors of the houses. Originally these boards should highlight the structure of houses, following accurately the shapes of doors and windows, but today they have been replaced by more curious and creative shapes.
The night of the 16th of June, these boards will host thousands and thousands of little candles for the celebration of the “Luminara di San Ranieri” and Lungarni (the two sides of Arno river) will be enlightened only by the light of the small lamps, creating an extraordinary sight.
The project focuses on the preparation of the event and not on the more well-known part, the evening of the festivity.
However the last image of the series gives a taste of this great celebration.
Carlo Cafferini (1985) is an architectural photographer, with special consideration for contemporary architecture who lives in Pisa. His architectural project “Presence-absence in architecture” has been recently selected in Editors’ Choice in LensCulture and published in Aesthetica Magazine, british bimonthly of art and culture.