I guess that moving to another city, to another country, is never that easy: you constantly face new challenges and they’re often tougher than you’d expected. Sometimes this might get you completely lost.
A good way to get back on track is just doing the things that you’ve always done, the ones that somehow ‘define’ you as an individual. As far as I’m concerned, photography does the job: it suffices to find some relaxing view along a river.
There is no such thing as impersonal photography. Each shot you take -even the most abstract one- somehow describes your personality, your attitudes and, eventually, your life.
As a consequence, this collection of pictures does not reflect in any kind of way how Torino really is. It simply describes part of what Torino -I mean, the city as a whole- has been to me in the last three years: fairs, elegant squares and courtyards, the slow and steady flow of river Po, the frantic traffic near the city centre, the night strolls.
Artissima Art Fair
Collection of photos from different perspectives of one of my favourite subjects: a former Savoia residence, now a UNESCO World Heritage site belonging to Politecnico di Torino.
A Foggy Night
Time to test some new creative techniques.
This photograph is the superposition of three different intentionally blurred shots. I sharply moved the camera downwards while shooting and closed the diaphragm to get this rather ‘impressionist’ feeling.
This shot portraits the beautiful geometry of the helicoidal staircase of the Vatican Museums. To convey the idea of movement I tried to take it with a rather slow shutter speed but fast enough in order to avoid the need to use a tripod: 1/4 s.
The way in which weather influences our mood and behaviour is quite striking. The same applies to images: each subject may give an entirely different feeling depending on light and environmental conditions.
This shot has been taken on a really foggy night. The result, differently from my previous works on the subject, is rather ‘ghostly’ and cold.
A Foggy Night
A thematic long exposure: my own way to wish you happy holidays.