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Art Street photography September 8, 2020 Slaughterhouse as Antichrist: painting and street photography

Ok, the title is a bit strange and mysterious but it’s not a “clickbait”. I want to talk about something new and interesting: the representation of slaughterhouse in paintings and street photography (reportage). Before starting I’ll say you a couple of things. First of all I’m not vegetarian. Second, these are only my ideas about …

Street photography September 2, 2020 Street photography latest update on my Instagram: lovers in Rome

Again my favorite theme for street photography: lovers. Actually I’m not in the mood to edit photos so I’m searching back old photos to upload on my Instagram. This picture was taken in Rome in 2010, the year I started to photograph. I was with my first camera, an entry level reflex, the Nikon D3000 …

Cinema August 27, 2020 Tenet by Christopher Nolan: quick review

After a first lockdown due to pandemia by Sars-COV2 I went back in cinema finally. I watched Tenet, the new thriller directed by Christopher Nolan with Robert Pattinson, John David Washington and Kenneth Branagh. This is my review of Tenet. This movie is about 150 minutes of explosions and pure adrenaline. I watched it in …

Street photography August 24, 2020 Street photography: style is everything

When we talk about street photography (and art in general) style is everything. Having a personal style means that we can recognize the photographer looking at his photos without reading the name.  It’s not obvious. In my opinion the only way to have a personal style is to photograph what you really like. You have to …

Cinema August 12, 2020 Cinematography part 1

I love cinematography, it’s essential and directly connected to the directing work. In fact there is a connection between the director of photography (DOP) and movie director. In some cases there are indissoluble unions as Coen brothers and Villeneuve with Roger Deakins , Emmanuel Lubezki with Iñárritu and Cuarón. Cinematography is a complex and controvertial topic at the …

Street photography July 24, 2020 Joel Meyerowitz’s street photography: surrealism in real life

I want to talk about a great contemporary photographer still alive and working on the streets: his name is Joel Meyerowitz famous for his street photography and other great reportages as Cape Light, Ground Zero in NYC, Val D’Orcia in Tuscany… I like the way he got inspired by famous painters. For example thinking to …

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 …