Since I published my book “Photography: The F Manual” I received many questions about what equipment to use. I decided to make a series of video about cameras, lenses and other tools I used and still use for film and digital photography. First review, my first camera: Pentax ME Super. Enjoy the video! . .
Another year is almost gone and is time again to evaluate if I was a naughty or nice boy. Calm down your expectations… I will not tell here in public the personal aspects of my life and all my sins, but only the photographic part! Anyway… Santa was pretty good with me so I think I didn’t do too bad also on the non photographic aspects of my life. In a year a lot changed. I had some plans I had to postpone for reasons out of my control, but despite all I managed to do something I’m proud of. Steps toward my goals and great professional satisfactions. I took some pictures that really satisfy me, even after months, reaching the end of the year, I look at them and I feel the same emotions I felt taking them. First of all I had the opportunity to discover Levico, a city with thermal springs known from the ancient times. I knew it in name because my great grandparents were used to go there in the 1930s to take care of my great grandfather diabetes and have some vacation. At that time 500 kilometers were not an easy trip and they […]
May your future be full of new discoveries, good memories and analog fun. Two important things that forever changed the world, happened 50 years ago: the Men went to the moon and I was born. Amstrong’s step was a giant leap for humanity, my first step almost at the same time while I still was a fetus in my mother belly, was the world to me and my family. 50 years is an important milestone and I decided to celebrate both events with my traditional Christmas photograph. My life started 50 years ago, but who I am started much earlier with the education, culture and traditions of my family. 50 years of exploration and analog discoveries I can still enjoy going trough drawers and boxes, while I cleanup my family home, and finding analog memories as Christmas cards from the 1800s. I celebrated this 50 years creating a unique analog photograph hoping it will end lost in a drawer and will bring some joy to whoever will find it in more than a century. The photograph is realized on Ilford direct positive paper, inserted in a 4×5″ viewcamera to obtain an unique print. If you like to know more about […]
“Almost eighty years and an ocean separate John Ragnar, a pilot with a mysterious past, from the photographs he found in a box on the beach in Clearwater near a diver in coma. The desire to give a voice to the nude young woman portrayed in the Italian Riviera, will bring John in a journey of discovery of terrible times and the power of romance.” Yes, I did it, I wrote a novel. Lasting Photographs In the past years I had the time to immerse myself in my family archive and I had a confirmation of the importance of photographs and the stories around the images. Real printed images that I was able to see with just my eyes and a simple source of light. But sometime we find images and there is nobody around to tell their stories. Sometime is just too late in time, and sometime the image traveled far away from the people who knows the story. On the antique markets we often find old photographs, most of the time of people we don’t know, and we will never know who they were and how was their life. All this made me think about the importance of […]