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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 …

Street photography April 1, 2020 Street photography Garry Winogrand: analysis

This picture was taken in 1969 by the legendary Garry Winogrand in Los Angeles. I love this scene, it is more complex than it seems, it has a lot of themes, stories, messages and possible interpretations. So I’ve decide to talk about this picture in an article blog giving my personal idea and reading key. …

Street photography March 29, 2020 Street photography: last update on my instagram #11

Street photography last update on my Instagram. I’ve recently posted a street photo taken in Rome few months ago with Ricoh. My idea was to hide head behind balloons just like the picture you see. I’m happy with the final result. I like the surrealism of that image, with the child’s face covered by colorful balloons, …

Street photography March 11, 2020 Street photography: last update on my Instagram

Street photography Instagram account – I’m really happy with the last photo posted in my instagram account. I’ve taken it many months ago in summer time during a lucky street photography session in Rome. I’ve seen the scene with these two lovers from afar and I’ve started to photograph. Unfortunately I was walking fast, I’ve …