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Street photography July 5, 2020 Street photography in Rome: last update on my Instagram

I’ve added a small series of street photography in Rome on my Instagram account. These nine pictures were taken by me in jan-feb 2020, before the lockdown due to coronavirus pandemia. As usual I took photos using my Ricoh GRIII, that actually is my favorite camera for street photography. A quick personal opinion: Italy re-opened …

Cinema Street photography June 28, 2020 Social classes and racism: street photography and cinema

The recent killing of George Floyd by a policeman in Minneapolis sparked a wave of protest in USA and Europe. Few days ago another black man was shooted and killed by a policeman in Atlanta. The harsh violence against black people is an increasing problem specially in the USA, the so called greatest democracy in …

Cinema Street photography June 8, 2020 The Midnight Meat Train: cinema and street photography

Today I watched for the first time The midnight meat train (2008), an horror/thriller full of splatter with Bradley Cooper. Screenplay is based on Clive Owen‘s book with the same name. The main character Leon (Bradley Cooper) is essentially a street photographer. He takes photos of people in the streets of New York City trying …

Street photography June 4, 2020 Street photography in Rome: just people

During last years I’ve been looking to photograph strange or exciting scenes in the streets. I like to take pictures of common life with his common emotions as rage, love and sadness… But I like also surrealism, mystery in everyday life…  Anyway the centre of my street photography are people, probably 95% of my photos taken …

Street photography May 30, 2020 Street photography, last update on my Instagram: love in Rome

Let’s talk again about my street photography in Rome. This is the last picture posted on my Instagram account santini_francesco. I’ve taken this photo few months ago before the lockdown due to Sars-cov2 pandemia. It was sunday I was walking in Piazza Venezia (Rome) when I saw this nice couple in front of me. I …

Art Cinema Street photography May 23, 2020 Complementary colors: cinema, painting and photography

Complementary colors is another great chapter of color theory in art. Two complementary colors put together create contrast and dynamism at the same time balancing the whole scene. It’s a lively and harmonious contrast which contributes to create that aesthetic beauty sought by Giorgio De Chirico in his paintings. Wikipedia definition: The traditional color wheel model …

Street photography May 14, 2020 Street photography during Covid-19

Hard times has come, no more words to say. I work as a doctor in Rome, in a Covid hospital, this is my only social life for the moment. After two weeks spent in Russia my street photography is dead. I can’t go out for a walk to take pictures for the lockdown due to …

Art Cinema Street photography May 9, 2020 Underground: street photography, street art and cinema

Underground, an hidden and dark world populated by trains and people, an expanding contemporary reality in big cities. I live in Rome where underground is still small and inefficient but writing this article I’m thinking to other metropolis like Paris, Tokyo, Moscow, New York… Subway is at the same time a sort of interesting and …

Book review Street photography April 16, 2020 Magnum Contact Sheets, book review

Today I want to talk about one of the best book of my personal collection. It’s different from any other photographic book I have. If you want improve your skills in street photography this book is perfect for you. This is my review about Magnum Contact Sheets. It’s a collection of famous and historical pictures …

Street photography April 6, 2020 The wonderful light in Robert Frank’s street photography

Robert Frank, died recently, was one of the greatest in street photography. His famous book The Americans was printed in 1958 and it has revolutionized the genre. Unlike other masters (Henry Cartier Bresson) Robert Frank was less focused on technique: cropped pictures, grain, tilted views, out of focus, burned lights, blurry scenes… He gave more importance to …