Out of time and space: street photography
In this blog I want to talk about a particular street photography session during a night spent in a place out of time and space. That night there was a clear and starry sky and it was cold and foggy outside. I’ve spent about 12 hours in a place with a melancholy and depressed mood. There was mostly silence inside, the silence of lonely people… In such way I was fascinated by negative emotions felt that night; they helped me to remember how life can be both beautiful and terrible, how loneliness can isolate people. This place helped me to thank life for things I have everyday. I was with my thoughts immersed in the silence and darkness of the night, surrounded by negative feelings. I desired more than anything to watch again the sunrise.
At the same time I was excited and scared by this sad place; when I was inspired or attracted by something I pulled out my smartphone taking snapshots using an ultra-wide angle lens. At the same time I was waiting for the sunrise, the winner of light over dark and life over death. This is not a reportage of course, but simply street shots taken during a night with same mood. But I’d like to spend here almost a month creating a big and complete reportage, photographing the people living and working here, making portraits, talking… I’ve selected few photos posted here from that night. Let’s take a look to this small street photography series; as usual I hope you’ll enjoy it.
That night out of time and space: street photography
Some pictures taken inside this place. The corridors were deserted.
Darkness and silence in this isolated reward.
The only human being (photographed behind for privacy) in this street photography serie. I’ve tilted the camera to give more dynamism and drama to that particular scene. There was a crazy and powerful feeling…
The “power of loneliness”.
Artistic self-portrait outside the building, it was cold enough I can tell you that. Again silence surrounded me.
That was the “house” were I slept that night; I had only a small apartment inside it.
Stairway to my bedroom…
Me playing with shadows, lights and perspective. I’ve titled the camera to give more dynamism.
Another self-portrait in front of a mirror in my small apartment. It was late night.
This is was at sunrise. That was the end of the story, the end of this particular experience. The negative mood of the night turned on hope and good intentions for my future. Finally, again, light won over dark and life over death.
That’s all folks
Stay well, have always light in your life
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