Chinese New Year

Yesterday I went in the Roman Chinatown, the Esquilino neighborhood, to watch how the Chinese community (and Romans too) celebrated the Chinese New Year, the year of the rabbit. It was the perfect situation to take some pictures and ask a girl for a portrait. This kind of event are really great for street photography, there is a lot of people and a lot of story to tell through photography. There was a kid peeping behind the curtain a show on the stage, I loved that. Here a gallery of image I took yesterday during the celebrations of Chinese New Year.

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28 January 2023

A beautiful walk to the Musei Capitolini is always a good way to discover, once again, the beautiful art of Romans and the stunning past of my city. Sometimes I forget to live in a city like Rome, in such a incredible place, so it’s important to remind me, through museums and walks, how beautiful can be, despite the difficulties, costs etc.

My Best Street Photos of 2022

This year is almost gone. I don’t want to write a post about my 2022, it would be too self-centred and boring. By the way, it’s been a year full of different things, good and bad, as happens to everybody, I guess. But let’s talk about photography. I tried to select the best street photos I took during this year, since the midnight of the 1 January until now (well, 2022 is not over and maybe I could take some good photos today or tomorrow, but I don’t think so…). Just pure street photos, no Raindrop Blues nor Urban Melodies. I chose the photos according to my personal taste, so I’m not really sure about my selection, I’m not a great editor of myself. But it’s ok, here is the gallery and I hope you will enjoy it!

I wish you the best for 2023 and I hope you can achieve all your good resolutions. See you next year and thanks for being here.

1 January: a few minutes after midnight. In Rome there was a surreal fog that night, so fireworks were soft, weird, they look like a galaxy or a starry night sky. It was beautiful.
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8 December 2022

Yesterday I was walking on Ponte Sisto, the bridge that connect the Historic Center of Rome with Trastevere. When I saw that hand I immediately took a photo of it, I didn’t want their heads in the picture, just that hand, so clear in the middle of the darkness. It’s slightly out of focus, but I had to carpe diem!

4 December 2022

Today I walked around Colosseo and I met a guy, he was about to do a wedding proposal (I guess). I asked him for a portrait and he said yes (I hope his girlfriend said yes too!). Then I took a photo of a beautiful sunset (nothing original, I know). Then I tried to change completely my style. I felt a bit melancholic today so I tried to send the blues away through photography. I took some image in black and white and then I used a blue tone to underline my feelings. And after this shoots I felt better: creativity can be a great therapy.

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Roma Coast to Coast 2022 – Mura Aureliane

Here we are. I talked a lot about my new Roma Coast to Coast, so you already know everything. Now the gallery is finally ready, so there’s nothing else to say, I just have to show you the pictures. I enjoyed this walk very much and I hope you will enjoy it too. Here I’ll show you just a selection, the entire reportage (98 photos) for now is only on my Facebook page. This is the result of a 20km walk along the ancient Aurelian Walls: do you like it?

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27 November 2022

After a couple of days of rest I’m back in the street. Sunday I did a walk around the train station (then I came back home walking, more 10km to add to the 22km I walked last thursday!) and I took some photos. Termini Station is the most important train station in Rome. It’s always a great spot for photography, you can meet a lot of different people and interesting situations. I didn’t take photos there since longtime. Later, a bird left me a “gift” on my head, but this is another story.

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16 November 2022

A little walk in the neighborhood, before sunset. Yesterday the sky was cloudy so it wasn’t the best day for taking pictures (at least, until started to rain!). I rested a lot in front of the window of a Chinese restaurant, trying to play with the reflections and I realized a couple of images for my series “Raindrop Blues”. I enjoyed it. Then I went to the supermarket: as I told you before, it really was a little walk!

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