365 Project – Day 11

11 January 2021, Rome (Italy)
I like this corner in Piazza San Giovanni, maybe because it reminds me of Paris.

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Monopoli (40 Pics)

Last week I’m back in Roma after a beautiful month in Monopoli, in the Southern Italy, where I basically go every summer since when I was born. Looking at the pictures I have taken in this place year after year, I noticed that I have a good body of work. So I’ll try to show you a selection of images, just to close this chapter (for this year) and come back to my “Roman affairs”!

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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”.

Color / B&W #3

This is one of my “classic” street photos, the cover of my first exhibition and one of the first street photos I ever took, on my first solo trip in 2009. Of course the photo was taken in Paris during a warm May afternoon. The girl in the picture had lost her sunglasses in the Trocadero Fountain, so she went into the water trying to find them (without success). I took this picture while she was wringing her wet dress, immediately after leaving the fountain. I’ve always chosen the bnw version, inspired by Henri Cartier-Bresson’s images, but now I’m not so sure that the one in black and white is the best one. Your thoughts?

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Out In The Street

Yesterday I walked in Roma for almost 17km with my camera and a 50mm. It’s been incredible how empty are tourist spots like Colosseo or Fontana di Trevi! I didn’t take great images but it’s nice to be back in the streets after two months of lockdown. Here a selection of images that I took in the last days, the first week of our new normality, as you can see sadly full of human isolation.

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Streets of Istanbul

As I’ve already told you in the last posts, I’m organizing my archive, I’m opening all the folders I have since 2009 to create a good selection of images for my archive. Today I want to show you some pictures of my travel in Istanbul, one of the most beautiful city I’ve ever visited. All the images are taken in 2012.

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Color / B&W #2

Second episode with this new feature. In these days I’m reorganizing my archive so I’m scrutinising every folder I have since 2009 (year of my first reflex and my first solo travel) to put into another folder the very best of my production. I can’t choose if some images are better in colors or in black and white: this time I propose you this shot taken here in Roma, where I can’t decide between the neon colored version and the classic noir version in black and white. Your thoughts?