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Street photography Travel October 11, 2020 Street photography travel: Venice 2019

I’ve been in Venice in novembre 2019 for three days. Many months ago I’ve posted a sort of travel blog (made of three articles, links below) divided for days with pictures taken with my smartphone. Now, on semptember 2020, I’ve, finally, edited photos taken in that weekend spent in Venice. I’m not really satisfied by …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Book review November 16, 2019 Portraits by Lee Jeffries: book review

Lee Jeffries is a (spiritual) photographer based in Manchester famous for his stunning and strong homeless portraits post-produced in wonderful bw and color versions. In these day I’ve bought his last book: Portraits; it is a collection of his best shoots taken all around the world, from L.A. to Rome, from Manchester to London, from …

Book review Street photography November 4, 2019 Daido Moriyama How I take photographs – book review

Well, I’ve just bought and read the new book Daido Moriyama How I take photographs written by Takeshi Nakamoto, about Daido Moriyama’s snapshots. Essentially this book isn’t only about street photography. The idea behind this project was “to translate on paper” different shooting sessions on the street of the great photographer Daido Moriyama. Here is the official …