“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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Raindrop Blues

[ENG]  “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.

[ITA]  “La pioggia lava via le memorie dai marciapiedi della vita”, diceva Woody Allen in un vecchio film.

Le gocce di pioggia, come in un blues, cadono con un ritmo ripetitivo ma affascinante, capace di risvegliare quelli che nel XVII secolo venivano chiamati i “demoni blu”: una soffusa sensazione di malinconia.

Il progetto Raindrop Blues prova ad immergere lo spettatore in una realtà quasi onirica, in cui la pioggia sembra cadere anche su colui che guarda, creando delle immagini suggestive in cui ogni elemento – le strade, il cielo, i personaggi, lo spettatore – viene coinvolto in un turbine di sentimenti romantico e al tempo stesso malinconico. Perché, come diceva Bob Marley, quando piove c’è chi “sente” la pioggia e chi, semplicemente, si bagna.

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