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Street photography as backstage

April 29, 2019
street photography backstage

Street photography is everywhere at any time. I took these pictures as backstage for theatre actors in Rome. Actors didn’t pose for me, photos are spontaneous. This was a collaboration with the Italian company “Accademia teatro senzatempo” in Rome.

street photography backstage


It’s difficult to find a definition for street photography. For me it is about humanity and life around us. We can do everywere street photography: in our house, at the mall, in museum, in a theatre. Streets aren’t the only stage for your photography. There is life in many other places than street.

To take photographs is to hold one’s breath when all faculties converge in the face of fleeing reality. It is at that moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.
To take photographs means to recognize—simultaneously and within a fraction of a second—both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one’s head, one’s eye, and one’s heart on the same axis. (Henry Cartier Bresson)

street photography backstage


This is my little contribution to street photography, or better my little contribution to life. In that place in this particular day at this particular hours these theatre actors where reharsing their scripts before a photo shooting.


That was a moment of life, and this is street photography. Unfortunatly I’ve taken few photos because it was late and we had to do the official photo shooting in pose.

For me the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity, the master of the instant which, in visual terms, questions and decides simultaneously. In order to “give a meaning” to the world, one has to feel oneself involved in what one frames through the viewfinder. This attitude requires concentration, a discipline of the mind, sensitivity, and a sense of geometry. (Henry Cartier Bresson)

The following picture was taken in pose during the photo session with other photographers.

street photography backstage


This time backstage is my street.


Stay well, have always light in your life

Best, F.S

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