It was the 9th of June, a Thursday evening at 9 pm.
There was the 15th episode of the fifth season of “CSI Crime Scene Investigation” on TV. Most of the episodes were set in very particular urban and social contexts and unknown realities. They weren’t fabricated, they just were unfamiliar for the majority.
That night the murdered was an Adult Baby. I remember like it was yesterday that I, for once, couldn’t believe that the facts could be real.
I immediately checked on my iPad if Adult Baby was a reality or if it was just a play of a brilliant screenwriter. I was wrong! The scene wasn’t made up. Adult Baby is a very real and a very big community.
Who are Adult Babies? They are men, women, boys and girls who decide to make and infant regression for a few hours/days per week. It’s called a paraphilic infantilism and it’s not a disease or a pathology, it’s a paraphilia (we’ll talk about it afterwords).
I immediately sensed that it could be a great cue for a photoshoot. But I remember that, in the meantime, it was a reality that I couldn’t face. It bothered me, it repelled me… I couldn’t believe it!
I saved all the links and the basic informations that could help me to find more in depth material, but, actually, everything stayed there for 10 years. I proposed this shoot to some colleagues “I think this will be a blast!”, “Someone must do it… but you should do this because I don’t have enough strength”.
In the meantime I was completing the “13Coins” project, Valeria and I were deciding to move to South Africa and I was doing many more things. Until, one day, I thought about all the links I saved on my iPad and I decided to work on it…
6th September 2015, I was in Verona when I decided to study in deep the AB (Adult Baby) reality in Italy and Mirketto in Rome decided to come out… signs? Coincidences? Casualties? I don’t know that, but the fact is everything began and, I guarantee you, from that September 6th 2015 many things changed in Italy.
The AB reality is growing day by day. Everyone of them is sure to be alone. Then Facebook starts merging the meanders of the most intimate fantasies. Finally, through thousands of fake nicknames, they slowly start making new friends, with whom they confront themselves and share an actual paraphilia in this virtual environment.