Another reason to love photography: you can travel with it. Today we go in Sicily, thanks to italian photographer Giorgio Scalici: Palermo 2015 brings us through the alleys of this wonderful city. A beautiful contrast between shadows, silhouette and colors. Great.
Today I want to introduce you beautiful street photography realized by a german photographer, Bernd Schaefers, who took some stunning images of Hong Kong in black and white. His project Walking in Hong Kong is a sum of moods, faces, actions, emotions: in a word, Life.
It was really hard to me to choose a photo from the beautiful gallery of german photographer Martin Waltz. Finally I decided to choose this stunning image in black and white, that comes from Berlin. I love the composition, stairs on the left, tracks on the right and that silhouette going down… Great photo.
I started something new… After my 365 Project, Instagram hosts my new little project on Instagram: People I Know. Well, nothing really interesting, but it’s something funny (for me) and maybe good (for you). In these days where relationships with people are always more virtuals, sometimes it’s not easy to meet our friends outside social networks, in the real world. For this reason I decided to photograph people I know, enjoying a moment to meet my friends in person, with the aim to tell a little bit about them through a portrait. Inspired by the first verse of a Morrissey’s song, I take the cue from certain people I know to realize a new, funny, project on Instagram.
Follow People I Know here: alessiotrerotoli
(…and remember my other account urbanmelod)
Photo of the day today comes from a talented french photographer, Laurent Scheinfeld. Usually he takes beautiful pictures of Paris, but this time he brings us in China (Shanghai), with a stunning black and white, dots and umbrellas. Great shot.
The flâneur was a literary type from 19th century France: drawing on the poetry of Charles Baudelaire, the figure of the flâneur, connoisseur of the street, has been used to explain modern urban experience. The flâneur’s tendency toward detached but aesthetically attuned observation has brought the term into the literature of photography, particularly street photography: the photographer is an armed version of the solitary walker reconnoitering, stalking, cruising the urban inferno, the voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of attractive extremes. I think to be a sort of modern flâneur, so I decided to cross my city, Rome, in order to discover it better, to know its secrets corners, because Rome is one thousand and one city: last 21 April, the day of the fondation of Rome, I did my Roma Coast To Coast, walking throught my city for 21km, crossing it from Battistini to Anagnina, touching with my steps every station of the Line A of the underground. So I walked from the popular suburbs of Primavalle to the foot of the Roman Castles, passing near the Vatican City and near the monuments of the Historical Center, with its horde of tourists. A walking trip told by my images, because, as Henry Miller said, “One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things”.
A photography has to speak for itself, sure, but a good and original title can make a good photography more interesting. It’s the case of this picture by Kainet, A book you finish reading is not the same book it was before you read it, that comes from Budapest, Hungary. I love the mood of this picture, the light, the story behind it and, of course, this strange but beautiful title. This image brings me in this bar, and now I desire to drink something and read a book exactly there.
Trains are a perfect place for street photography. In this project, Train, japanese photographer Tatsuo Suzuki tells life in and around the daily train ride.
Five years ago. November. I was walking with my camera in the neighborhood near the Vatican, in Rome, my city. The sky was grey, there wasn’t a good light to shoot, but I didn’t care, I decided to do a photowalk. Suddenly it began to rain. I was near a bus stop, without umbrella, and in that moment (what a luck!) a bus was coming. So I jumped in it to take shelter from the rain. I took a look to the window behind me and I saw a wonderful scene. I know, it’s not very original to take a picture to a window with raindrops but I saw something special in this scene, so I took three or four pictures of it. The year after this one was the first picture I ever sold in an art gallery and, in 2014, my Memories won a prize in Urban International Contest. I don’t love this picture because this is not my style, but, what the hell, it works and maybe it is a sort of amulet for me. Since then, I always loved november rain (not only the wonderful song!)…
I really adore Rosario Oddo‘s eye: she knows how to underline the little beautiful moments of her life and the sweet simplicity of the world around her. This picture, from Chile, spreads joy, tenderness, vitality, and her sign, reflected in the mirror, is full of sense: she is part of this joy, of this vitality, she is absolutely part of this composition. A great shot.