World Cup 2006: an Italian Night

9 July 2006: an important day for all the italian football fans, it’s the day when we won our 4th World Cup, after a tense final match against France. I found an old album of photos with the celebrations of that night, on the streets of Rome, since the final whistle to the first lights of the morning. I had with me an old digital camera, the quality of this selection of pictures is not incredible, but it’s interesting to watch it as a reportage of that unforgettable night.

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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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“Neon Life” by Louis Dazy


I follow french photographer Louis Dazy since longtime and every time I see a new image of his project “Neon Life” I feel something swimming inside me, like an emotion that I can’t stop, an inspiration that I can’t define. Louis tells, through film photography, the poetry of the night like no other. In his multiple exposures you can feel something melancholic and onyric at the same time, every image is spontaneous and unpremeditated, every scene comes under a sudden inspiration. Furthermore I can see something cinematic inside Louis’ works, as scenes from an indie movie I’d like to watch.
Enjoy his incredible images, fall in love with them and begin follow Louis Dazy now, it really worths.

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“Raindrop Blues”: The Gallery

My new series, “Raindrop Blues”, is now under your eyes. I hope you can find it interesting. Here a little selection with the first images that I’ve realized. A lot of people asked me if I use a wet glass of if I shoot behind a window. In the next weeks I’ll explain you better my way to realize this series. I’m waiting for the rain in order to take some new pictures, in the meanwhile, after the description, the first 12 images… Enjoy the gallery and open your umbrella.

“The rain washes memories off the sidewalk of life”, Woody Allen said in a old movie.

Raindrops, like in a blues song, fall with a repetitive but fascinating rhythm, awakening, as they were called in XVII century, the “blue demons”: a suffused sensation of melancholia.

Raindrop Blues Project tries to dip the viewer in a sort of oneiric reality, where the rain seems to fall on everyone, creating evocative images where every element – the street, the sky, the characters, the viewer –  is involved in a romantic and, in the same time, melancholic feeling. As Bob Marley said, when it rains some “feel” the rain, others just get wet.

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Photo of the day #79

If Edward Hopper was alive, I think today he could draw a paint like this: urban alienation, the cold neon of capitalism, a frame from a modern noir movie. A great image of street photography realized in Osaka, Japan, by Yuji Ishizaki. I love the darkness around the character, you can really feel the sense of solitude, the melancholic mood of his thoughs. Amazing picture, amazing!

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“Through a Glass Darkly” by Nick Turpin

Today I want to show you an awesome gallery from English Photographer Nick Turpin. Nick spent lot of time under the rain, in the cold nights of London, to take pictures at people in the bus. It’s a very interesting project that I always wanted to realize, but I’ve never had the talent or the courage that Nick really has: “These pictures of London Bus passengers in the winter months were made at night from a raised platform with a long lens hand held at 1/40th second, on the limits of what modern camera sensors can record”. You can watch the full gallery here on Nick’s website.


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Photo of the day #73

Last week I was in Berlin to partecipate at some very interesting workshops. It was my third time in this beautiful city, and I still would be there to enjoy the beautiful mood of Berlin at night. I’m still thinking about Berlin and what I see today? This beautiful image taken by italian photographer Massimiliano Vecchi, that really made my day. It’s a great street scene: I love the lights on the left, that suggest all the dynamism of the city, but I also love the position of this man on the bench, waiting for the bus. Great photo, I can watch it and think to be in Berlin again. Well done!


Photo of the day #70

What a beautiful shot! I really love the lights of cinemas at night. This charming place is in Miami, and the photographer is the french Fabrice Pierre. I love the mood of the scene, the neon lights reminds me a scene from a Nicolas Winding Refn movie. And what about the planning? Lars Von Trier, Wes Anderson… And there is also Marilyn Monroe! Yes, I definitely love Tropic Cinema!