-3 Days To My Next Roma Coast to Coast!

Since 2015 I did five reportage walking through Rome. The first, the most important, was about the Linea A of the Roman subway (I walked for 21km, taking pictures along the same way, but in surface, of the subway). Now my Coast to Coast series is ready for be back, after three years. I’m going to walk for 19km along the ancient Aurelian Walls, the old city walls that surround the historical centre of Rome. Built between 270 and 275 at the behest of Emperor Aurelian, the Walls were supposed to defend Rome from the threat of invasion by the Germanic populations. The Aurelian Walls, today, are an integral part of the daily life of those who live in Rome and are witnesses of the changes that the city has gone through in almost 2000 years. In this photographic journey of the “Roma Coast to Coast” series, I’ll walk along the city walls (both the visible and the no longer existing ones), touching the 18 gates that made up the original Walls: some gates are closed today , others were replaced, others are still there to observe the life of the city. A circular journey that will start at Porta San Paolo, alongside the Pyramid of Cestius, and will cross Testaccio and Trastevere, skirting the Tiber up to Piazza del Popolo, then Piazza Fiume, San Lorenzo, San Giovanni and many other historical glimpses of the capital. A photographic journey to tell a different Rome, a different way to know it better.

You can follow my walk on Instagram stories (I’ll do some update occasionally) and in the very next days you can watch the gallery with this new reportage on my Facebook page (and later on my website).

How I Create My Multiple Exposure Artworks

If now I can live with my art, I have to thank Turkish photographer Jak Baruh and his multiple exposures: I found his works ten years ago in a museum in Istanbul and they were a spark of inspiration that brought me to begin my famous series “Urban Melodies” (read the full story here). In the first half of 2022, a beautiful couple from Austalia commissionated me a Multiple Exposure work to realize in Antibes, France (read the full story about my Antibes art commission). It was the most complex and structured image I’ve ever created and now I want to unravel the mistery and show you every layer of this beautiful artwork.

First of all, it’s composed by 14 photos (well, actually 11, because the last photo is divided in four parts). Every layer contains a part of the city or a note of color, in order to create the final image, with the right mood, the right elements, filling the gap between the city that I visited and the city that I have in my memories (or dreams). We are going to see how I create this multiple exposure artwork.

1. First image of the artwork. I had to choose a background just to set the tone of the final image, so I choose this one with the blue sky, the sea and a little of the Antibes skyline, just to have immediately some general element. That palm trees will stay very clear at the end of the process.

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8 Years of Urban Melodies

8 years ago I had returned since few months from a trip to Istanbul where, in an exhibition, I discovered Jak Baruh’s works, a Turkish photographer who works with multiple exposures. It was an epiphany. I wrote a small note in my notebook and then left it there for two or three months to “rest”.

On December 14, 2012 I finally started working on some multi-layered pictures, without even imagining what it would lead me to. It wasn’t a very successful test, but it was the seed of a photographic project that now I have the luck and privilege to call “work”. After that test image, I asked a dear friend of mine for an opinion: “I’m trying to do some work with the multiple exposures, I’m doing some tests. I want to do it again better, though I want to send it to you so you can tell me if you think a nice idea can come out of it “.

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Autumn Came: My New Set Of Raindrop Blues

Autumn finally came, after the warmest september of the last years (at least here in Rome…). Now the temperature felt down suddenly and the first rains are already arrived: for me it’s been the occasion to come back under the rain to take some new images for my series Raindrop Blues. Here a selection of new pictures taken in august and september (so also in Southern Italy, during the only rainy day of summer!).

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Urban Melodies at Iuris Hub

Hi everybody. My biggest news of September is my new exhibition in a wonderful space in Roma, Iuris Hub, a law firm that every 3 months hosts a fine art exhibition. It will be a private exhibition, only their clients and invited people can see the artworks and it will last until the end of December. I’m very excited for this opportunity and I’m very happy to show you the video that it’s been realized to introduce the exhibition.

[Looking for more inspiration? Join us in the group Living Is Easy With One Eye Closed or visit my website www.alessiotrerotoli.com]

Best of July 2020

First month of summer is gone and like every year of my life I’m spending these days in the Southern Italy. I took some pictures there and then (Monopoli, Bari and Taranto), here a selection of my best street shots of this month. Holidays are almost finished for me and it’s time to be back in Rome soon, to work, to start another exciting year full of passion and photography.

All the best,
Alessio

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Monopoli, Once Again

Like every summer of my life (more or less) I’m back in the Southern Italy, Monopoli, an amazing village near Bari, the area where my family comes from. I love this place, its sea, its food, its people and I find it very inspiring for my street photos and multiple exposures. I’m going to shoot a lot in the next weeks, hoping to collect some good moments for my folders. Here the first image I’ve taken this year in Monopoli, from my series Urban Melodies.

[Looking for more inspiration? Join us in the group Living Is Easy With One Eye Closed or visit my website www.alessiotrerotoli.com]

Streets of Istanbul

As I’ve already told you in the last posts, I’m organizing my archive, I’m opening all the folders I have since 2009 to create a good selection of images for my archive. Today I want to show you some pictures of my travel in Istanbul, one of the most beautiful city I’ve ever visited. All the images are taken in 2012.

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