Roma: Street Photography in the Eternal City

For Street Photography, Roma is one of the most interesting cities in the world. A place full of contradictions, where the sacred and the profane, Romans and foreigners, the bourgeois soul and the popular one coexist. A colorful mixture of students, workers, politicians, priests, tourists and artists. All of them in constant balance between religious faith, football faith, political faith or simply between the various nuances of daily life. My ambition, as a photographer born and raised in Rome, is to catch these contradictions, collecting random moments from the life of my city. Moments that can reflect its moods, its colors, its feelings. But above all, through Street Photography, moments that can tell its life.

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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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Goodbye Elisa

Last week Elisa Tomaselli, beautiful soul and fantastic photographer, left us. She was a very sweet girl, ironic, smart and it’s hard to believe that she is not with us anymore, we’ll going to miss her a lot. I want to pay homage to her with this gallery with some of her beautiful shots.
Goodbye Elisa and thank you for your photography.

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Best of 2019

2019 is almost gone. For me it’s been a year full of satisfactions: first of all, it’s been my very first year of Photography. I mean, for the first time, since last december, photography is been my only job and this is something incredible to me. 2019 led me to Milan for a photo fair and in the village of Amandola, to teach photography to a group of young students (amazing experience). In June I went to Chicago to exhibit my Urban Melodies and I had a flashtalk about my project at Pritzker Forum on Global Cities, it’s been the greatest thing ever happened to me as a photographer. I began my new series Film People and I’m loving it (last week it’s been featured on Vanity Fair!), I went in Greece, to shoot a wonderful wedding and to Amman, Jordan, for a job that made me improve as a photographer. I won Roma Photo Marathon, a great satisfaction. Then, I had the chance to spend in Monopoli my summer holidays and in Sicily my Christmas holidays. I’ve changed apartment in Rome, so it’s been a year full of changes and new expreriences. I tried to collect a random selection of my best street photos of this 2019, I don’t know if I did a good selection, but here they are.

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Rome Film Fest 2019 – Photo Gallery

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Every year since 2006, when the Festival was born, in October I attend the Rome Film Fest as a film critic for my cineblog Una Vita da Cinefilo. I studied cinema at the university so watching movies is probably my biggest passion, maybe more than photography. Anyway, my camera is always with me, so as every year I had the possibility to take pictures to actors (Edward Norton, Bill Murray, John Travolta), directors (Martin Scorsese, Kore’eda Hirokazu, Ron Howard, Ethan Coen, Wes Anderson), common people and go on with my series Film People, that I invite you to follow. Here a selection of images from Festa del Cinema 2019.

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Roma Photo Marathon 2019

I’m back after a move to a new flat so, as you can guess, I’m exhausted. But in these weeks I had some great news, at the beginning of September I’ve been awarded at Roma Photo Marathon, where I collected three prizes: Best picture in the category “Swirls”, the second prize in the category “Five” and the third prize as Best Photographer of the Marathon. The Photo Marathon is a contest where you have to shoot during one day nine picture, one for each category. The organization give three themes every three hours, so it’s a very interesting challenge. So happy for this recognition among hundreds of other photographers.

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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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