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Street photography in Rome – Deflagration!

December 10, 2023
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Just updated my instagram account, I’m doing it very rarely in the last two years. I’ve posted a picture taken during covid-19 pandemia, it was march 2021, obviously I was doing street photography in Rome. Usually I hate giving titles to my pictures. But I have the perfect one for this image and it is Deflagration! I like how it sounds and the way this title describe the scene. In my mind it has a metaphorical meaning, it is a sort of confusion/exhaustion of modern man crushed by a life that runs faster than him. I’d like to develop more this theme in my future street photography: crisis and madness of modern man, it is like an atomic detonation.

The tecnique used to shot Deflagration is simple: I had sun in front of me and so I started taking photos against light trying to “burn” people’s head. Here is best result of the day, but I tried other times to do that with similar results.

Here is another example, another day always in Rome, it was at sunset (Pincio location), basically same idea, same technique.

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Hope you’ll find interesting this. Thank u for your time.

That’s all folks


 Stay well, have always light in your life

Best, F.S


Check-it out my last post about street photography in Rome here


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