Early morning. The patience of replacing (almost) every morning the words and compose names of shows and artists that we will see, later that day, up in a board. And lightened, later that evening. Creating expectations, emotion, excitement. Picture: Fujifilm X-PRO3 – 35mm – ISO 160; f/6.4; 1/280sec
Quiet moments. This corner is surprisingly calm and quiet in this period. Montmartre without tourists has a different atmosphere, more authentic, like a little village, more accessible, more silent: tables in the many bistro and café are available; benches are free; little streets basically empty. Will this last?
Sometimes it is not easy to have your objectives in focus. But you know the direction, you see some dots, and you have just to connect those. Or maybe you have been there already. You need to get close, trusting intuition, feelings, sensations. Pictures: Fuji X-E1 with Fujinon XF 35 – f/1.4 – ISO 200Continue reading “Out of focus”
Sunday, mid-morning. Sitting on a small table, notebook, pen and thoughts. A coffee as a companion. A rose behind me, the sound of a bird somewhere in the air. Not a voice, not a rumor. Peaceful, restful, relaxing. We all need these moments. Picture: Fuji X100F – ISO 200 – F/2.8 – 1/300
Erase. Re-write. Highlight. Do and undo. Find the traces of someone’s thoughts, imagining a sense. Or just a message. Walls in Paris hav a long history, but also a more recent one. Picture: Fuji X100F – ISO 200 f/8.0 – 1/105
Walking home from the office. Almost there. I call home “Thibault, will come over, so we take a walk together?” “Better no, I prefer to prepare my stuff, test my summer clothes, so mum will not stay overnight to make my luggage” Kindness Picture: Fuji X-E1 – Minolta 50mm – f.1.7
Kids also feel the end of the day. Digital life probably gets too much of their time, but lying down on sofa, even with an iPad, makes it home Picture: Fuji X-E1 – Minolta Rokkor 50mm f/1.7 –
It is not enough. Cities can create dedicated areas for recover eScooters but, still, at the end, it is a matter of respect, care, public attention. Unfortunately, such a scenes are quite frequent in Paris and, probably, somewhere else alike. Picture: FujiX100F – f/8.0 – 1/80 – ISO 640 – ND filter on.
Searching for something special, authentic, special, unique. Keeping our own path: everything is possible if we look in the only right place, that one of wonderment and surprise. It is just a little bit hidden away. Non si puo’ cercare un negozio di antiquariato in via del Corso Ogni acquisto ha il suo luogo giustoContinue reading “Rare”
I needed to take back to the office a trolley which I have at home since lockdown started. I walked, as often I do, to get to work. Ahh…. That little ‘unusual’ sound of the small wheels rolling on the ground, the bar to adjust, the inclination of the luggage to get through obstacles….everything soundedContinue reading “That little sound”
Interesting to observe how public space is being transformed, overnight. You can keep a bistro closed for more than 2 months (due COVID-19), but you can’t prevent ‘les habitués’ to get a glass, a coffee, a cigarette and spend some time in one of the many ‘terrace’ – As lockdown measures are lifted, many bistrosContinue reading “Reclaming space”
“We’ll always have Paris.” – Howard Koch It is no secret that I love Paris. It is a city that continues to attract me, and make me discover secret spot or unexpected details. Yesterday, I have walked one floor up to visit my neighbour: this is the view I have found. Mammamia! Picture : FujiContinue reading “Open window”