[How To Keep Your Passion For Photography Alive When You’re Facing a Crisis: english version here]
Ti ricordi quando hai cominciato a scattare foto? Eri pieno di entusiasmo, scattavi foto ad ogni cosa, a chiunque, in qualunque momento. Poi, quando sei diventato un po’ più esperto, hai cominciato a scattare di meno, ma la qualità delle tue foto è migliorata. Alla fine, soprattutto quando la fotografia diventa il tuo lavoro, ti tocca affrontare una crisi, la mancanza di stimoli si insinua nel tuo cervello, sei stufo della tua macchina fotografica e non hai voglia di scattare. Non ti preoccupare, è abbastanza normale, ci sono un sacco di modi per superare la crisi e trovare nuova ispirazione.
November spawned a monster, as Morrissey should say. Beside beautiful songs, November really was a month full of rain (and it’s normal), where I took not many street photos (less normal). In this month I was focused on commissioned works, I went to Amman, Jordan, for a job, but I’ve seen only the airport and the hotel, so I didn’t have time to wander and explore the city (and I had the fever, as well!). So the selection of this month is not so rich, but here it is: my 10 best images of November.
Every year since 2006, when the Festival was born, in October I attend the Rome Film Fest as a film critic for my cineblog Una Vita da Cinefilo. I studied cinema at the university so watching movies is probably my biggest passion, maybe more than photography. Anyway, my camera is always with me, so as every year I had the possibility to take pictures to actors (Edward Norton, Bill Murray, John Travolta), directors (Martin Scorsese, Kore’eda Hirokazu, Ron Howard, Ethan Coen, Wes Anderson), common people and go on with my series Film People, that I invite you to follow. Here a selection of images from Festa del Cinema 2019.
[Come Mantenere Viva la tua Passione per la Fotografia: versione italiana qui]
Do you remember when you begun to take photos? You was full of enthusiasm, you used to take pictures to everything, everybody in every moment. Then, when you get more experience, you begin to shoot less, but the quality of your pictures is better. Finally, mostly when photography becomes your job, you have to face a crisis, a lack of motivation slides inside your brain, you are sick of your camera and bored to take pictures. But don’t worry, it’s pretty normal and there are a lot of ways to overcome this crisis and get new inspirations.
The country that I always dream about is, without any doubt, Japan. I’d really like to visit it one day, I think it would be the best for my photography style and for my taste. When this amazing country meets a great street photographer like Daniele Salutari, after seeing the images I dream of Japan even more, if possible. But words are not enough to explain it, let the images talk! Enjoy this gallery and visit Daniele’s website or Instagram.
I’m back after a move to a new flat so, as you can guess, I’m exhausted. But in these weeks I had some great news, at the beginning of September I’ve been awarded at Roma Photo Marathon, where I collected three prizes: Best picture in the category “Swirls”, the second prize in the category “Five” and the third prize as Best Photographer of the Marathon. The Photo Marathon is a contest where you have to shoot during one day nine picture, one for each category. The organization give three themes every three hours, so it’s a very interesting challenge. So happy for this recognition among hundreds of other photographers.
Già da qualche mese ho cominciato il mio nuovo progetto Film People, di cui vi ho già parlato più volte (in breve: si tratta di una serie di ritratti dove ogni persona è associata al titolo del suo film della vita). Visto che spesso le persone ritratte (e non solo) mi fanno giustamente molte domande a proposito di questo progetto, ho deciso di raccogliere le domande in questo post per soddisfare pienamente la vostra curiosità. Per vedere tutte le foto del progetto potete visitare il sito Film People o il profilo Instagram apposito: filmpeopleproject.