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.Continue reading
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.
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.
Happy New Year to everybody! I’m sure you are all projected to the future and your good resolutions:I want to take one last step back and make a list of all the best articles in my blog that you may have missed. I wrote so many things about photography and if I have to look back I feel comfortable with Living is easy with one eye closed. It dosn’t have great numbers, a lot of visitors or followers, but I love people that read this blog and whoever is here with me so thank you. I don’t need 100 or 1000 visits per day, I write it for me, to pour out my thoughts about photography (and sometimes about life). So I’m happy with it! Here a list with some interesting posts, if you like it feel free to share one of them on your channels and social media, it will help the growth of this blog (but it’s not my goal, as I said before). Have a wonderful 2023!Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Maybe the greatest contemporary street photographer and one of the greatest ever, Alex Webb is known for his images full of colour, people, complexity and reading planes. He takes this shot in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico: one of the masterpieces of the stunning book “La Calle”, which collects his shots taken in Mexico between 1975 and 2007. Since 1979 Alex Webb is one of the leading photographers of Magnum Photos.
Dorothy Counts, the first African American student to enroll at Harry Harding High School in Charlotte (North Carolina), is mocked by other students on her first day of school, in 1957. That day bystanders threw stones, insults and spits to Dorothy, while she proudly ignored the surrounding chaos. However after only four days Dorothy was forced to withdraw from school, after yet another humiliation and after her father’s car was smashed. Only in 2008 Harding High School gave her an honorary diploma. With this photo Douglas Martin won the World Press Photo.
11 years ago, on my first day in Buenos Aires, I entered a church and there I found a boy who was praying in an Argentina jersey, with that number on his back… It was the day I fell in love with that people. Congratulations for the World Cup, Argentina.
I went to a press screening and as soon as I entered in the theater I knew that I had to take this photo. I like the feeling of mistery that permeate the image. I can’t understand if the second blond head on the left bothers me or not. But maybe it could be seen as a doppelganger of the head in the middle of the image.
In 1955 a young Swiss photographer, Robert Frank, obtains a scholarship from the Guggenheim Foundation to carry out a photographic work about United States. Frank will travel the length and breadth of the country, touching 48 different states between 1955 and 1956. The streets, the faces of the people he meets, the city squares, the bars and shops, the sidewalks, the most insignificant details pass and stop in front of the photographer’s lens. The result will be “The Americans”, a book that consecrates its author as a master in the history of photography. The volume represents a true “poem in images” dedicated to the American road (it’s no coincidence that the preface of the book was entrusted to Jack Kerouac); a reportage that, like few others, has truly marked an era, becoming for generations of photographers the main reference for taking pictures and travel, to know and learn with a glance. This image, among many featured in the book, was taken in Idaho.