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Street photography July 18, 2020 Surreal street photography session

It has been a surreal street photography session. I’ve taken this photo last winter in Rome before the covid lockdown due to coronavirus during a street photography session in the morning. In this particular photo the location was Fontana di Trevi in the city centre. Streets were full of people and tourists yet, it was another …

Art Street photography July 15, 2020 20th century painting and street photography – Part 1

In this article I want to talk about parallelisms between street photography and 20th century painting. There were many important and different avan-gards in the last century: futurism, fauvism, post-impressionism, expressionism (american and european), symbolism, abstractionism, fauvism, cubism… Many artists closed with classicism and started to paint something new. But in this article I’m more interested …

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 …

Landscape photography June 20, 2020 The zen in Franco Fontana’s landscapes

I discover again the beauty of common and everyday life looking at landscapes taken by the master Franco Fontana. Any time I look at his works I find peace, love and tranquillity. He shooted awesome pictures made of shadows, lights and geometrical elements. Minimalism and color are other two great important elements of Fontana’s work. …

Uncategorized June 16, 2020 THE VOID

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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 …