Painting and photography are the languages I use to express myself: in everyday life, I love those objects that narrate men, histories, worlds. Each object that becomes a part of my life, does so forever. The latest? A helmet, and I had been looking for it for a long time, so by buying it I solved two problems: one, I got rid of the anxiety of Stefano’s object of the month and two, I found the timeless piece that I had been looking for, the height of safety and technology and retro design. Do you remember the helmets they wore in films of the Seventies, those of hired killers and bag-snatchers? That’s the one. The aspect that gives nothing away to ostentation, the solidity jealously hidden in the black tinted bodywork brought to mind the image of the most fascinating biker movies in history. From the Wild One with Marlon Brando to The Great Escape with Steve McQueen, from Easy Rider with Dennis Hopper to The Motorbike Diaries with Garcia Bernal. But also Matrix Reloaded and its science-fiction future, Gringo would fit in there well, a great support actor as only accessories full of such energy can be. – by Claudio.