Laissez-faire (literally "let do" in French) is a photographic project inspired by the principle proper to economic liberalism, favorable to the non-intervention of the state in the economic system; according to this theory, the selfish action of the individual citizen, in the search for his own well-being, would in fact be sufficient to guarantee the economic prosperity of the whole society. There is a clear trend in the third millennium that conservative politicians and economists recently chose the term "free market capitalism" to define laissez-faire.
It is a photographic journey that tells the story of today's society, through the eyes of an investigative lens, which reveals hidden worlds where transgression within discos and the illusory dreams of a society linked to fiction make us want what is often surface.
These current problems, today more than ever ... when the whole society is in balance, between comfort, conformism, disease and isolation.
Cristiano Volk is an Italian photographer who lives and works in a small town called Staranzano in northeastern Italy.
In April 2019 his first book Sinking Stone was published by Witty Books and, at the end of the same year, it was selected by the American Suburb X magazine among the best photographic books of 2019.
The following year his second book Mélaina Cholé was published by the American publishing house Yoffy Press.
Since 2020 he has been represented by the London-based photo agency Millennium Images.