“The Pursuit of (my) Happiness” by Massimiliano Vecchi

Last year italian photographer Massimiliano Vecchi went in Africa for an amazing travel that changed his perspective about life itself. “I didn’t go in Ghana to shoot a reportage”, says Massimiliano, “our mission was to live the experience helping people of Potter’s Village”. He doesn’t want to call it “reportage” because he didn’t prepare it, but actually is one of the most interesting and impressive series of pictures that I’ve seen in the last months: “I didn’t look for anything, I let the journey guide me. It’s been the freest mental condition for a photographer”. In these beautiful images taken in Dodowa and Potter’s Village emerge a visual and vital power that is difficult to tell with words. You can see here a small selection of images (and a 4 minutes touching video that describes the experience), but I warmly reccomend you to watch the entire album on Massimiliano’s website: L’Africa, il Ghana, Dodowa ed il Potter’s Village: la ricerca della (mia) felicità. The best thing that you’ll see today (and also tomorrow).

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Distant But Close

The world through your windows. This album is realized by you, it’s just a way to be closer in the distance, during the lockdown caused by the Covid19 emergency. I’m trying to map the world outside your windows in this difficult time, where we can’t leave our houses. Send me your photo here: a.trerotoli@gmail.com (and, if you want, add a line to describe the scene).

All the pictures will be posted in the album on my Facebook page: the name of the album is Distant But Close.

Please send me your image and spread the word!

Photo by Marco (New York City, USA)
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Film People Q&A

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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.

[english version soon]

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Film People

My new series is finally out! Follow the new site and Instagram page to stay in touch with the project. Here the first 15 portraits of this collection of Film People.

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Guglielmo, Manhattan (1979)
“I remember I’ve seen it when I was a teenager on a tape where the 16:9 bends were blue and not black. Last time I’ve seen it was in a cinema, a few years ago, I was with a girl that I would never see again”

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Here is Title, Poster and Description of My New Series!

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[Ecco titolo, poster e descrizione del mio nuovo progetto: in basso la versione in italiano]

[ENG] We all carry within us the title of a film, a movie that has marked our memories and which, in some way, defines us. If it’s true that a photographic portrait can tell a lot, even more can tell the film we are more attached to. The goal of this project is to tell the people portrayed through the cinema, through a film that can define them, thus revealing a piece of their soul: as the “book people” of Fahrenheit 451 preserved the memory of the books, in the same way my series, FILM PEOPLE, wants to link every person to the film of his life.

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My “People Series” is Coming Soon…

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What will they have written on that blackboard? My new project is coming soon, very soon… In this teaser a little preview, a sort of backstage taken before the photos. So far I did 15 portraits, they are going to be at least 20 for the end of this week. Can’t wait to tell you more, to show you this new series that I care very much. In the image below another preview without “spoilers”. I really can’t wait to go on with this project. Hope you will appreciate it.

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