Slow

Via Val d’Arzino, 33170 Pordenone

Holidays force you to slow down. Taking the time to learn how a medium format analogue camera works, load the film, set manually the exposure, the shutter speed, find the right focus; waiting for the film roll to be finished, before even knowing if any of the picture will be any good (and actually, if the camera just works).

Chose one song, just song, load it on the player, slowly move the bar , get that little sound before the music play. List till the end.

Slow down, you are on holiday. Take your time

Picture: Fuji XPro3 – 35mm f/1.4

Distracted messages

Funiculare – Gare Basse – 75018 Paris

Montmartre and the area just around (9me – 18me) – but maybe somewhere else in PAris – has been displaying a campaign to end violence against women.

Words, sentence, messages are attached to different walls and angle. Some have been replaced, some have been removed. Other just changed. But if you are walking around here, you can’t miss them. Unless you are distracted.

Ideally part of the UN campaign launched in 2019 and managed by UN Women o end violence against women, it calls on governments, civil society, women’s organizations, young people, the private sector, the media, and the entire UN system to join forces in addressing the global pandemic of violence against women and girls.

Picture: Fuji X-PRO3 – 35mm f/1.4

To a child dancing in the wind

I

Dance there upon the shore;

what need have you to care

for wind or water’s roar?

And tumble out your hair

that the salt drops have wet;

being young you have not known

the fool’s triumph, nor yet

love lost as soon as won,

nor the best labourer dead

and all the sheaves to bind.

What need have you to dread

the monstrous crying of wind?

II

Has no one said those daring

kind eyes should be more learned?

I have found out how despairing

the moths are when they are burned,

but I am old and you are young,

so we speak a different tongue.

Oh, you will take whatever’s offered

and dream that all the world’s a friend,

suffer as your mother suffered,

be as broken in the end.

I could have warned you – but you are young,

and I speak a barbarous tongue. 

William Butler Yeats

Picture: Fuji X-PRO3 – 35mm – ISO 800 – f/5.0 – 1/100sec

Silent Paris

Rue de Trevise (or just around) – 75009 Paris

I have put together a photo book with Blurb over the last few days, taking advantage of an interesting offer. I think it is important to see some on the images I take on paper, touch them, oberving rendering of colours.

The narrative of the book is around “Silent Paris” and I have taken inspiration from this picture, captured walking “in the 9me” last Sunday. I don’t know, it just transmits peace and serenity, away from usual views of this city.

The book is composed by a selection of 20 pictures, which shows a different Paris, quiete, intimate, silent.

Thank you Blurb to encourage me to do that (and not just because of your offer): looking forward to receiving the book!

Picture: Fuji X-Pro3 – 35mm – ISO 200 – F/4.0 – 1/600 s

One by one

L’Olympia – 28, Boulevard des Capucines – 75009 Paris

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