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Book review November 16, 2019 Portraits by Lee Jeffries: book review

Lee Jeffries is a (spiritual) photographer based in Manchester famous for his stunning and strong homeless portraits post-produced in wonderful bw and color versions. In these day I’ve bought his last book: Portraits; it is a collection of his best shoots taken all around the world, from L.A. to Rome, from Manchester to London, from …

Street photography November 11, 2019 Monday snapshots

It’s Monday, back to work, again traffic… Today it’s rainy in Rome. I’ve taken some snapshots using my smartphone this morning. I was inspired by rain and cold, I photographed what inspired and interested me. Enjoy my stream of consciousness. That’s all folks Stay well, have always light in your life Best, F.S Read also: The …

Landscape photography Street photography November 10, 2019 Random photos of the week-end

I’ve taken this shot during 9-10 Nov 2019, a weekend. I was in Umbria (Italy) visiting places of my childhood. As usual I’ve taken random photographs using my smartphone, post-producing directly with snapseed app. I shoot what I like, never asking why and how. I take photos in a sort of stream of cosciousness based on …

Book review Street photography November 4, 2019 Daido Moriyama How I take photographs – book review

Well, I’ve just bought and read the new book Daido Moriyama How I take photographs written by Takeshi Nakamoto, about Daido Moriyama’s snapshots. Essentially this book isn’t only about street photography. The idea behind this project was “to translate on paper” different shooting sessions on the street of the great photographer Daido Moriyama. Here is the official …

Cinema October 31, 2019 The Irishman by Martin Scorsese: personal thoughts

Last week I’ve watched the last movie directed by Martin Scorsese in Rome film festival, The Irishman. The movie was produced by Netflix, it lasts about 3,5 hours. That movie has an awesome cast with Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino and Harvey Keitel; so it is in such way a sort of reunion …

Street photography October 24, 2019 Last update on Instagram: street photography #6

My last street photography update on my Instagram account. This one was taken few months ago, using my Ricoh GRIII. I’ve chosen this frame by a small series of the same scene. I was interested in the hand gesture and I was lucky to have a dark background. Image is simple and the message too. …

Street photography October 15, 2019 Last update on Instagram: street photography #5

Again street photography in Rome as latest update in my Instagram account. I’ve taken this picture with my Ricoh GRIII it was march 2019. I’ve shooted quickly in snap mode as I’ve seen this women. Camera was set with diaphrgam priority, probably the shutter speed was relatively slow because I’ve obtained this nice blurred photo. I like …

Art Street photography October 13, 2019 Street photography: left brain and right brain

When you are in the street taking photographs don’t use your left brain (cerebral hemisphere) but the right one. Left brain is slow, rational, critic, analytical, problematic. Left brain thinks rationally and so could stop you from taking photos in the decisive moment. c. Right brain “doesn’t think“, it doesn’t criticize or judge you; it …

Cinema October 6, 2019 The trial by Orson Welles: cinematography

The Trial (1962) directed and interpreted by Orson Welles is a wonderful drama/thriller in black white. Anthony Perkins (Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock), is the main character. The screenplay of that movie is a film adaptation from Kafka’s novel The Trial. In this story a man is accused by justice, no one know the exact reason. The …

Street photography October 2, 2019 Last update on Instagram: street photography #4

Well, this is my last upload on my Instagram account. As usual it is again street photography in black and white. I’ve taken this picture during a wedding last month in Italy using my Ricoh GRIII. I’ve post-produced the shot with camera raw, photoshop and silver efexpro2 plugin. I’m not sure about the final result, …

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