How I Create My Multiple Exposure Artworks

If now I can live with my art, I have to thank Turkish photographer Jak Baruh and his multiple exposures: I found his works ten years ago in a museum in Istanbul and they were a spark of inspiration that brought me to begin my famous series “Urban Melodies” (read the full story here). In the first half of 2022, a beautiful couple from Austalia commissionated me a Multiple Exposure work to realize in Antibes, France (read the full story about my Antibes art commission). It was the most complex and structured image I’ve ever created and now I want to unravel the mistery and show you every layer of this beautiful artwork.

First of all, it’s composed by 14 photos (well, actually 11, because the last photo is divided in four parts). Every layer contains a part of the city or a note of color, in order to create the final image, with the right mood, the right elements, filling the gap between the city that I visited and the city that I have in my memories (or dreams). We are going to see how I create this multiple exposure artwork.

1. First image of the artwork. I had to choose a background just to set the tone of the final image, so I choose this one with the blue sky, the sea and a little of the Antibes skyline, just to have immediately some general element. That palm trees will stay very clear at the end of the process.

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Photography and Other Stuff – Chapter 9

October is almost gone and it’s been a month full of interesting things. The 17th edition of Rome Film Fest is over and I’m back to my usual life after ten days full of movies and passion for Cinema. It’s always nice to live in a “different dimension” where everybody talks about films and the problems of the real world seem to be far and distant. But, at the end, you have to come back to your life and so… Well, in this new chapter you will find a selection of my latest street photos from Rome, as usual, my photos at Rome Film Fest, of course, new portraits for my Film People Project, a new photo from my series Raindrop Blues (right below) and a lot more. Enjoy!

A new photo from my series “Raindrop Blues”
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Photography and Other Stuff – Chapter 8

October is always been my favorite month, for a lot of reasons: summer heat is finally over, the light is amazing, I love autumn a lot, then next week it’s my birthday. In a few days a new edition of Rome Film Fest begins and I’m going to attend it once again, to watch a lot of (good, I hope) movies and take pictures. Actually it’s not a great moment for me and my photography, I’m a bit stuck, but it’s something that happens often in this job and I’m not really worried about it. So let’s find out what I have to show you in this eighth chapter of “Photography and Other Stuff”! First, an image of Monopoli that I realized for my series Urban Melodies: a beautiful sunset in Portavecchia area.

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New Video: Monopoli 2009-2022

Monopoli is a beautiful town and municipality in Italy, in the metropolitan city of Bari and region of Apulia. For me Monopoli, the birthplace of my mother and my grandparents, is a city of sea and sun, of love, of memories. I go to Monopoli every summer for a while and in the last 15 years I took a lot of pictures. In this video you can watch a selection of images I took in Monopoli between 2009 and 2022.

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“Divided Soul” by David Alan Harvey

Since the 1970s Harvey has been taking photographs in Spain, Portugal, Cuba, Mexico, Honduras, Brazil and Chile. A passionate and divided soul, where tradition and ritual are inherent in everyday life, is revealed in these photographs of pulsating carnivals in Trinidad, fervent religious ceremonies in Brazil, and intense Easter parades in Puerto Rico. Harvey minimizes the distance between himself and his subjects, producing images that capture the natural choreography of people within places – images that resonate with the magic of their subjects.

“Divided Soul” represents David Alan Harvey’s 20-year journey through the Spanish and Portuguese diaspora in the Americas. In the stunning selection of more than 100 colour photographs that became the book “Divided Soul”, Harvey explores the exuberance and incongruities of Hispanic life and culture that hold for him an endless fascination. I studied his work in the last days and it’s really amazing, Harvey’ style – so close to the subjects – is very inspiring, he really knew how to approach local life during a travel and capture the inner soul of a place. In the gallery, a very small selection of his works.

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Q & A – Film People Project

My Film People Project was born in February 2019. It’s a series of portraits where each person is photographed with the title of his/her favorite film, or what he/she consider the film of his/her heart. Since often the people portrayed (and not only) ask me many questions about this project, I decided to collect the questions on this page to fully satisfy your curiosity. So far I realized 168 photos and I can’t wait for the next!

Why did you choose to do this project?
There are so many influences that have then flowed into this project. First of all, I studied cinema, which is perhaps my greatest passion, and I liked the idea of ​​combining two things that I love very much: cinema and photography. This was definitely the spark. Then, also influenced by the beautiful Humans of New York project, I thought it would be interesting to discover, through the choice of the favorite film, the stories behind this choice, why a person wrote the title of a film rather than another. I believe that the choice of the favorite film can reveal a lot about the person portrayed: an intimate corner of his person, somehow a piece of his soul, so I liked this idea of ​​discovering which film was behind the people I meet. Normally I realize urban photography and street photography, but I have always been fascinated by portraits, a photographic genre that I really desired to experiment: I am quite a shy person and I knew that this project would also be a challenge for me with myself, to improve an aspect of me that, with the work I do, I definitely need to develop.

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Photography and Other Stuff – Chapter 7

Here I am with a new Chapter of PAOS, that is not only a Greek island, but also the acronym for “Photography And Other Stuff”. I didn’t have time to fully live my city back, Rome, that I had to come back in Monopoli, in Southern Italy, for a week. So I didn’t take many pictures in Rome but at least I had the chance to take some photos in Monopoli again. I’m thinking of a new project and this month for me is a period of study, I’m trying to read a lot and I’m looking at tons of images to inspire myself. Let’s see what happens. I open this new Chapter with this image I took in Rome yesterday: a good way to mask your surroundings with art!

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My Apulian Summer

Summer is gone: I’m back in Rome, to my “usual” life, and now I have to look back to my Apulian summer to watch the photos I took, the life I caught, the moments I tried to keep in mind (and in the camera). It’s been a beautiful summer (even if I got the Corona), full of things to do, waves to swim, friends to meet and streets to walk. Of course I took a lot of pictures, included something for my series Raindrop Blues and Film People (not in this post, but there will be in the next chapter of “Photography and Other Stuff”, coming soon). Here a small selection of some (maybe) good street photo of my summer in Monopoli (and other cities too), hope you’re going to like it! All the pictures are taken with Ricoh GR III Street Edition.

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