In the 7th week of Italian Covid lock-down, it is the 75th anniversary of the Italian Liberation from the dictatorships that brought us to WWII. While now other “leaders”, following the same socialist philosophy, are establishing a new dictatorship all over Europe with the excuse of a virus and the help of bureaucratic non elected worldwide organizations, I decided to homage the real people that freed us. I hope they will do it again, because Europeans are demonstrating one more time to be just sheep ready to lose all their freedom for the impossible promise of safety. Sadly the people’s memory seems to be very short, the same mistakes are going to be repeated and the trust is wrongly given to the fascists that, wearing now a red shirt, rewrote history. Personally I have only one creed: Live free or die! . . . …to the next week!
The desire for summer, in the sixth week of Italian Covid jail, made me chose another image of the sea. This time there is something more, there is a bridge that made me think about the difference of thinking between American and Italians to overcome tragedies. . . . In the video I speak about some beautiful project that were presented by Cimolai, to rebuild the Morandi bridge, collapsed in Genova the 14th of August 2018. Sadly thos projects were not accepted and instead the very ugly project by Renzo Piano was realized. Here you can see them in the video below. . . Stay safe, see you next week!
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!
Another week and another print from the Italian COVID-19 insulation. President Trump made a great tweet to express his sympathy to Italians during this difficult situation. Here is my personal answer. A little edit of my post after few days. Sadly in this world, specially in Italy, if I simply state that this is “my personal answer” to a tweet by President Trump, people wrongly assume it will be a polemic or negative answer before they even watch the video. So here the message to be clear: I love the USA and I really appreciated President Trump tweet!!! . . . Take a look at my Thunderbirds’ Portfolio here. Keep the fight for health and freedom my friends! See you next week! .
A little tale and some considerations about Corona Virus in Italy. Many friends from the USA asked me about how I’m dealing with the COVID-19 and how is the situation in Italy, so I chose a print that expressed how I’m used to deal with situations limiting my freedom of movement. . . . Follow me here on the blog if you like to have some first hand updates about the Corona virus in Italy. . UPDATE ABOUT CORONAVIRUS IN ITALY – 8th of March 2020 A lot change since I made the video, so I will try to do a daily update of the situation. I will keep this out of the Black and White Tale project to not infect it with the virus and the total craziness going on in Italy right now. .
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! .