Best of 2020

It’s very hard to talk about 2020. For my job 2020 has been quite horrible, despite a couple of prizes and a new camera. If I think about 2019 I think about my exhibition in Chicago, my jobs in Greece and in Jordan, a new series, a lot of huge satisfactions for my career. Now everything seems to be lost or in a endless still, mostly in my head. It’s not easy to begin again after years and years of hard work, it’s not easy to find new motivations after touching the best moments for my career and then a year of emptiness. By the way, in 2020 I took some pictures, obviously, so I propose you a selection of 50 street photos that I took this year, when it’s been possible. I really hope the best for 2021 for me, for you and for all our dearest. Stay strong!

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8 Years of Urban Melodies

8 years ago I had returned since few months from a trip to Istanbul where, in an exhibition, I discovered Jak Baruh’s works, a Turkish photographer who works with multiple exposures. It was an epiphany. I wrote a small note in my notebook and then left it there for two or three months to “rest”.

On December 14, 2012 I finally started working on some multi-layered pictures, without even imagining what it would lead me to. It wasn’t a very successful test, but it was the seed of a photographic project that now I have the luck and privilege to call “work”. After that test image, I asked a dear friend of mine for an opinion: “I’m trying to do some work with the multiple exposures, I’m doing some tests. I want to do it again better, though I want to send it to you so you can tell me if you think a nice idea can come out of it “.

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PhEST 2020: Arte e Fotografia a Monopoli

Già dal 7 Agosto (e fino al 1 Novembre) è possibile visitare i 24 progetti che compongono l’edizione 2020 del PhEST, Festival Internazionale di Fotografia e Arte, giunto ormai alla quinta edizione, probabilmente la migliore finora realizzata. Il tema scelto quest’anno è “Terra”, inteso non solo come il pianeta in cui viviamo, ma anche la terra che appartiene al mondo contadino e dunque alla riscoperta del suo valore.

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Photo Culture #3: Saul Leiter

Saul Leiter was born as a painter, but the meeting with Eugene Smith leads him to try photography. Unlike his colleagues, Leiter soon abandoned black and white to use color film, which allowed him to create an artistic and harmonious representation of chaotic New York: today his photos are considered true art works. Leiter prefers to capture the harmony in the metropolitan chaos, he loves to overlap layers, to combine colors as in a painting, to look through the misted glass, through the taxi windows, in the reflections of a mirror, transforming the metropolis into a abstract composition, something artistic: “I must admit that I am not a member of the ugly school. I have great respect for certain notions of beauty even if for some they are now old-fashioned ideas. Certain well-known photographers who, portraying the sadness of people are dealing with a serious topic. “I don’t think unhappiness is deeper than happiness”.

My New Shop

I’m so happy to show you my new shop online! Prints are customizable with the frame and size that you choose and the shipping is free in USA, UK and EU. So far there are just few images, but I’m going to add more photos soon (and if your favorite image is not here, please tell me and I’ll add it!).
Visit my shop here: Alessio Trerotoli Shop

Sono molto felice di presentarvi il mio nuovo negozio online! Le stampe sono personalizzabili con cornice e dimensione a vostra scelta, inoltre la spedizione è gratuita negli Stati Uniti, nel Regno Unito e nei Paesi dell’Unione Europea. Per ora è presente soltanto una piccola selezione di immagini, ma conto di aggiungerne molte altre presto (e se la vostra preferita non è presente fatemelo sapere e la aggiungerò subito!).
Visita il mio negozio qui: Alessio Trerotoli Shop

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Buon 25 Aprile

On April 25, 2010 I inaugurated my first photographic exhibition in the Montoro Gallery, a stone’s throw from Campo de’ Fiori. That time I had exhibited photographs that, except for a few, today I do not even find worthy of being posted on social media: it’s always important to see where you started and look today at what point of the journey you are. I also find it significant that the first day of my artistic career falls on the day that I love most: in Italy the 25th of April is the Liberation Day from the nazifascism.

Long Live Liberation, Long Live Liberty, Long Live on April 25th!

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About Wedding Photography

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I don’t like labels, but if I have to describe myself, I could say that I am a Fine Art Photographer or maybe a Street Photographer (because I can’t define myself “artist”, it’s something that only other people can tell about you, I guess). The most of my work is about urban photography, as you know, but sometimes I also do wedding photography. When? Only for friends that ask me so, as a gift, or for people that permit me to shoot it in my way, as a reportage, as a street photographer. This is my condition.

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A question for me

In the last days on my Facebook Page I’ve posted that:

Do you have any question for me? About photography or about my pictures? Please write a comment with your question, I’ll reply next week in a special Q&A post on my blog.

Now I propose the same thing in this post: I already have some questions to answer, but I’m waiting for the next ones! So feel free to write me (in italiano, english, français or espanol!).

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