9 May 2023

I use to sleep until 9.30am, but yesterday I had a shooting at 8am at Fontana di Trevi to create a new artwork from my series Urban Melodies (for a beautiful family that asked me to be in one of the layers in the final image). I had the chance to discover once again my city under a different light, I went there with my bicycle and Roma was absolutely stunning under the early morning light, I didn’t remember how beautiful it could be with less tourists, less noise, less chaos. It was really nice, even if I was a zombie for the rest of the day! Here some street photos I took after the shooting.

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25 April 2023

This is the most important and beautiful day of the year, to me. It’s the day when Italy celebrates the liberation from nazifascism, so you can guess how great this day is. Yesteday my neighborhood was full of flags, colors and people. I took some photos, of course and here is a selection. First of all, the 25th of April through my multiple exposures: “Liberation leading the People”.

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My First Street Photography Student

Yesterday I had my first Street Photography workshop in Rome and my first student. I prefer to work with just one student to dedicate two hours just to one person, also because one of the most important things in Street Photography is being invisible and groups of people could be less invisible and, also, accidentally photobomb other students pictures. So yesterday I walked for a couple of hours in the Historical Center of Rome, taking pictures, and explaining to my first student how to be a better street photographer. I talked about how to be a ninja, the importance of consider different points of view in the same scene, the difference of being “hunter” or “fisherman”, how to play with all the elements of the city, like monuments, statues and, most of all, how to capture fragments of daily life to tell our city.

This is a selection of images taken by my student. It was her first approach with Street Photography. Not bad, don’t you think?

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14-15 March 2023

Two days ago, as I saw this guy smoking on a bench, I approached him without being noticed and I took some photos of his “fog”. I like to act as a ninja when I do street photography (first photo)! Yesterday I took a bus and there was a nice situation for street (third photo), then I was at that “yellow” corner and I thought that it was a good point to wait for the right person to walk in the frame. I was lucky because just a moment after arrived a guy with a balloon in the hand (last photo)!

This was my photoweeek, more or less. How was yours?

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18 February 2023

Saturday morning I was drinking a coffee in my apartment when I suddenly heard drums and whistles fill the silence. They came from the street, so I went to my window and I saw a parade, there was lot of people walking and dancing. So I dress with the first thing I found and I ran downstairs to take part of the parade and take some pictures too. It was the 14th edition of the Anti-racist Carnival of Garbatella, my neighborhood. It was really fun. Here a selection of images I took:

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14 February 2023

A nice walk in the afternoon to enjoy the sun and take some pictures. I love the first image, a couple on Ponte Sisto, and it would be nice to find them to give them this photo as a gift. It really would be nice. The second photo made me think a lot. When I was a teenager I used to do stupid jokes with my friends, talking a lot about nonsenses. I enjoyed their company. In this photo everyone of this classroom is watching at his/her smartphone. What happened? I don’t want to judge, it’s just a consideration about our times. What do you think?

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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.

Blue Monday

A few years ago I took the wrong train. It’s not a metaphor, I really took the wrong train, but it wasn’t a big deal, I had to take a regional train and I went to the wrong track, nothing incredible. So I had to get off in another train station to take the right train. It was raining and I had to wait around 30 minutes, so I decided to take some pictures in the meanwhile. At the end of the day I was happy for taking the wrong train, because I had the possibility to take this picture, that I like. It was monday. It was Blue Monday. So, you understand what I mean, I guess.

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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