8th week of Covid jail in Italy, this time, over the image of a pier wall in Giulianova Lido, I wonder about freedom versus safety. . . . See you next week and in the meantime think about what you are ready to give up for some safety. And let me know! .
We are all in the same situation, all round the world, we are stuck in our houses with a lot of time available. This is a great moment to improve ourselves and our skills. I see around me a lot of posting about cameras and photographic techniques so I decided to do something a little different. You can see here 10 COVID Compliant Exercises to Become a Better Photographer. The concept is easy, with what you have available in the tranquillity of your home or inside the border of your COVID jail, you can do this exercises to try new approaches, or relive forgotten ones, to photography. The results can be shared and discussed on the FaceBook Group I created just for this project. The class is available for free on YouTube! Watch the introduction here and follow me on YouTube for the exercises. . . See you in the FaceeBook project page!
A good photograph is not just an image, it also needs to be taken with some ethical principles. “Urbex”, an ugly label shortening Urban Exploration, must be done following good practices with respect for people and their properties. Here a little story about ethic and friendship. . . . This image won an Honorable Mention at the 14th Black and White Spider Awards in 2019. See you next week! .
I know, I’m late, one day… …but here I am with a post to celebrate the memory of my mother. Yes, I’m a typical Italian male, so my mother had been very important in my life and I miss here every day. I have many good memories, and while I’m here looking to sell the house, I’m immersed in memories. My mother loved her garden and still after more than four years, every spring the garden starts to bloom and her beloved flowers come to life. She also left a diary, a story of her life she started to write when she was around 80 years old. I decided to make a book from her diary and using images of her flowers. It is a work in progress, I started to translate the diary and insert it in a historical contest to transform it in something interesting for a wide audience. Great part of her personal story is set in the 1930s and 1940s in Italy, not an easy time to be a kid, but sure filled of experiences that are interesting to read now. Anytime I see new flowers bloom in the garden, I spend some time taking pictures, […]
Thanksgiving, a holiday I learned to celebrate. Thanksgiving is not an Italian tradition so I grew up without it. Thanksgiving is one of my preferred holidays. Every year, also when I’m in Italy, I celebrate it. I dedicate a day to think about the blessings I had in my life, I try to quit my complaining and enjoy at the fullest what I have. Today I was looking thru my parents belongings and I found a typewriter, so I celebrated thanksgiving playing with it. I let the images speak. And here the letter I wrote to remember what I’m thankful for.
Fuji X Passion magazine featured, in the February 2018 issue, my article about the comparison between film photography with Ilford FP4 on a Pentax 67 and digital Acros simulation on Fuji XPro-2. It is always great to be published in a beautiful magazine with other extremely talented photographers. In the meantime I just developed a roll of Fuji Acros taken with my Hasselblad 500C/M and the 80mm f2.8. More later…