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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. …

Street photography June 4, 2020 Street photography in Rome: just people

During last years I’ve been looking to photograph strange or exciting scenes in the streets. I like to take pictures of common life with his common emotions as rage, love and sadness… But I like also surrealism, mystery in everyday life…  Anyway the centre of my street photography are people, probably 95% of my photos taken …

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 …

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 August 17, 2019 Three Lessons Jan Vermeer has taught me

Jan Vermeer (1632-1675), holland artist famous for his canvas in which he painted domestic life scenes with an awesome light and wonderful colors. He made only 36 paintings in his artist career. In his works sometimes point of view is behind a curtain or door: we look like curious voyeur. In most of the scenes …