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Cinema May 5, 2020 Yellow in cinema

After talking about red and orange colors in cinema it’s time to give space to yellow, again a warm color. Starting as usual from the pointing of view written by Wassily Kandinsky in his The Spiritual in art I’ll analyze better the use of yellow in famous movie frames. Each color has a value both …

Cinema April 26, 2020 Wonderful photography in Federico Fellini’s movies

I love the great director Federico Fellini. He filmed many movies with stories set in Italy, usually about society. His characters are interesting, sometimes realistic sometimes caricature. I watched masterpiece as La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2, I vitelloni, Amarcord and Roma. I love actors like Marcello Mastroianni and Alberto Sordi. His early films are more realist …

Art April 20, 2020 Giorgio De Chirico can influence your photography – 3

In the previous articles (part 1 and part 2) I’ve introduced De Chirico as painter and founder of the artistic movement of metaphysics. I’ve talked about composition and architectures in his paintings. I’d like to continue this analysis and parallelism between Giorgio De Chirico’s art and photography in this third part about lights/shadows, style, color palette …

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 …

Art April 11, 2020 Giorgio De Chirico can influence your photography – 2

In the previous article i’ve analyzed the strong visual impact and the complexity of De Chirico‘s metaphysical paintings. He was a founder of the methaphysical artistic movement influencing also surrealist as Renè Magritte and Salvador Dalì. I’ve made a parallelism between his paintings and photography. In this second part I’ll analyze Giorgio De Chirico’s paintings …

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 …

Art April 4, 2020 Giorgio De Chirico can influence your photography – 1

Giorgio De Chirico was an italian painter and writer. He was born in Greece on 10 July 1888, he died on 20 November 1978 in Italy. He founded the metaphysic artistic movement influencing also surrealism (but he wasn’t a surrealist!). He was interested in the real reality behind the material world, he thought that art was …

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, …

Cinema March 23, 2020 Orange in cinema

In the first article I talked about red color in photography, painting and cinema starting from the definition given by Wassily Kandinsky. Orange is another important color in movies, it has the strength of red but also the vitality of the yellow. Of course is an hot color, it can be used to communicate different mood …