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Be My Nest (London, 2020) is a book that investigates the relationship between subconscious  and domestic spaces; about intimacy and those places which allow us to be intimate.

The photographic investigation began in Naples, but then turned into an extended process of self-discovery free from physical and geographical connotations - from the Neapolitan Femminielli and rooms purposefully decorated to strike an enchanting balance between reality and fiction, to Milan- and London-based queer scenes, to travels across India and Peru, to small, daily moments of affection and eroticism during lockdown and before. The result is a coming-of-age documentation mirrored by the delicacy of the lens on the inside, and by the tactile velvet hardback cover on the outside.

Be My Nest is permeated by a gentle, underlying sense of melancholy that accompanies Jo Fetto’s nests: people, places, communities, ethereal moments that offer empathy and refuge from the hectic pace of everyday life. It’s an ode to their safe spaces; a celebration of the family that gave them life and an homage to the one that have kept them alive.

Be My Nest has been recently acquired by NYU and Pratt as part of their permanent collection.

The book is currently stocked at Printed Matter and Dashwood Books (NYC).

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