seeing emptiness

Ask me anything   "Contemporanea della regressione dei riti, la Fotografia potrebbe forse corrispondere all'irruzione, nella nostra società moderna, di una Morte asimbolica, al di fuori della religione, al di fuori del rituale: una specie di repentino tuffo nella Morte letterale. La Vita/la Morte: il paradigma si riduce a un semplice scatto: quello che separa la posa iniziale dal rettangolo di carta finale"

Roland Barthes, 'La Camera Chiara'

Night Photography revisited. I took these photos last october-november moving at night in the small towns near where I’m currently living. I shot colors but arranged them in black and white two times, being completely uneasy with them. Until last year colors were tricky for me. Now I know better how to use them, so these are the definitive versions. I met a guy from Morocco over this bridge. I was placing my tripod and all, and he came to me asking what I was doing. I told him I was doing night photography. He asked me why. I told him lights are harder at night. After a while he started to run, followed by a couple of policemen. I think he was a pusher, a small one. I really hope he’s fine. 

Night Photography revisited. I took these photos last october-november moving at night in the small towns near where I’m currently living. I shot colors but arranged them in black and white two times, being completely uneasy with them. Until last year colors were tricky for me. Now I know better how to use them, so these are the definitive versions. I met a guy from Morocco over this bridge. I was placing my tripod and all, and he came to me asking what I was doing. I told him I was doing night photography. He asked me why. I told him lights are harder at night. After a while he started to run, followed by a couple of policemen. I think he was a pusher, a small one. I really hope he’s fine. 

— 4 giorni fa con 2 note
#night photography  #revisited  #bridge 
Night Photography revisited. I took these photos last october-november moving at night in the small towns near where I’m currently living. I shot colors but arranged them in black and white two times, being completely uneasy with them. Until last year colors were tricky for me. Now I know better how to use them, so these are the definitive versions. I work on a photo until I reach some sort of visual poetry. I can’t give a definition for this. It’s a matter of how an image fits with what’s in my mind. So my photos are a diary in a way. If you exclude from this a diary of things that are happening. I don’t believe in such thing as ‘what is happening’. I believe that what is inside of us is more real than events. A photo has to reach that level. It has to allow something to happen inside of me. 

Night Photography revisited. I took these photos last october-november moving at night in the small towns near where I’m currently living. I shot colors but arranged them in black and white two times, being completely uneasy with them. Until last year colors were tricky for me. Now I know better how to use them, so these are the definitive versions. I work on a photo until I reach some sort of visual poetry. I can’t give a definition for this. It’s a matter of how an image fits with what’s in my mind. So my photos are a diary in a way. If you exclude from this a diary of things that are happening. I don’t believe in such thing as ‘what is happening’. I believe that what is inside of us is more real than events. A photo has to reach that level. It has to allow something to happen inside of me. 

— 4 giorni fa con 1 nota
#night photography  #revisited  #cars 
Night Photography revisited. I took these photos last october-november moving at night in the small towns near where I’m currently living. I shot colors but arranged them in black and white two times, being completely uneasy with them. Until last year colors were tricky for me. Now I know better how to use them, so these are the definitive versions. I took this photo on the State Highway No. 233. A little bit over there, there’s a Novartis plant. Novartis is a pharmaceutical company famous since many legal suits. Novartis produces Ritalin. In 2005 Novartis payed some million dollars to propel pharmacists to persuade transplanted patient to use Miforytic, damaging the Medicare and Medicaid programs. In 2009, Novartis refused to give free vaccines to some third world countries, differently from what GlaxoSmithKline did.

Night Photography revisited. I took these photos last october-november moving at night in the small towns near where I’m currently living. I shot colors but arranged them in black and white two times, being completely uneasy with them. Until last year colors were tricky for me. Now I know better how to use them, so these are the definitive versions. I took this photo on the State Highway No. 233. A little bit over there, there’s a Novartis plant. Novartis is a pharmaceutical company famous since many legal suits. Novartis produces Ritalin. In 2005 Novartis payed some million dollars to propel pharmacists to persuade transplanted patient to use Miforytic, damaging the Medicare and Medicaid programs. In 2009, Novartis refused to give free vaccines to some third world countries, differently from what GlaxoSmithKline did.

— 1 settimana fa con 1 nota
#night photography  #revisited  #garbage  #novartis 
Night Photography revisited. I took these photos last october-november moving at night in the small towns near where I’m currently living. I shot colors but arranged them in black and white two times, being completely uneasy with them. Until last year colors were tricky for me. Now I know better how to use them, so these are the definitive versions. This monument is about 230 ft from home. It’s a monument to the fallen. When I took it, I was remembering about an old prostitutes cemetery Nobuyoshi Araki took a photo of, near his house. I tried a perspective, a framing that was reminding me of his works. I feel a connection between Japan old prostitutes and the victims of war here in Europe. 

Night Photography revisited. I took these photos last october-november moving at night in the small towns near where I’m currently living. I shot colors but arranged them in black and white two times, being completely uneasy with them. Until last year colors were tricky for me. Now I know better how to use them, so these are the definitive versions. This monument is about 230 ft from home. It’s a monument to the fallen. When I took it, I was remembering about an old prostitutes cemetery Nobuyoshi Araki took a photo of, near his house. I tried a perspective, a framing that was reminding me of his works. I feel a connection between Japan old prostitutes and the victims of war here in Europe. 

— 1 settimana fa con 1 nota
#night photography  #revisited  #a monument to the fallen 
Night Photography revisited. I took these photos last october-november moving at night in the small towns near where I’m currently living. I shot colors but arranged them in black and white two times, being completely uneasy with them. Until last year colors were tricky for me. Now I know better how to use them, so these are the definitive versions. Near here there’s another church, and the little park where I was dreaming about girls and drugs as a young guy. I was caught by the rhythm of the empty bills here. Churches are places that always make me feel the emptiness of the human being, that’s why I never photograph them. 

Night Photography revisited. I took these photos last october-november moving at night in the small towns near where I’m currently living. I shot colors but arranged them in black and white two times, being completely uneasy with them. Until last year colors were tricky for me. Now I know better how to use them, so these are the definitive versions. Near here there’s another church, and the little park where I was dreaming about girls and drugs as a young guy. I was caught by the rhythm of the empty bills here. Churches are places that always make me feel the emptiness of the human being, that’s why I never photograph them. 

— 1 settimana fa con 2 note
#night photography  #revisited  #bills 
Night Photography revisited. I took these photos last october-november moving at night in the small towns near where I’m currently living. I shot colors but arranged them in black and white two times, being completely uneasy with them. Until last year colors were tricky for me. Now I know better how to use them, so these are the definitive versions. I shot this photo the very first night of this long photographic experiment. If you walk through the state highway you run into a large industrial zone. Near this utility pole there’s a factory that produces graveyards. It was a foggy night. You can see condensation concentrated on the lens.

Night Photography revisited. I took these photos last october-november moving at night in the small towns near where I’m currently living. I shot colors but arranged them in black and white two times, being completely uneasy with them. Until last year colors were tricky for me. Now I know better how to use them, so these are the definitive versions. I shot this photo the very first night of this long photographic experiment. If you walk through the state highway you run into a large industrial zone. Near this utility pole there’s a factory that produces graveyards. It was a foggy night. You can see condensation concentrated on the lens.

— 1 settimana fa con 1 nota
#night photography  #revisited  #utility pole 
Night Photography revisited. I took these photos last october-november moving at night in the small towns near where I’m currently living. I shot colors but arranged them in black and white two times, being completely uneasy with them. Until last year colors were tricky for me. Now I know better how to use them, so these are the definitive versions. The central part of this small town is packed of shops, until the second church you run into if coming from the train station. About three weeks ago we got a nuit blanche here, with stands near the cloisters selling sweets, nice necklaces and bracelets, there were also some little stages for musicians to perform. One speaker was broadcasting RATM music, from their first album, that was strange and fun. People living here is very orthodox/conformist, can’t imagine any rage against the machine.

Night Photography revisited. I took these photos last october-november moving at night in the small towns near where I’m currently living. I shot colors but arranged them in black and white two times, being completely uneasy with them. Until last year colors were tricky for me. Now I know better how to use them, so these are the definitive versions. The central part of this small town is packed of shops, until the second church you run into if coming from the train station. About three weeks ago we got a nuit blanche here, with stands near the cloisters selling sweets, nice necklaces and bracelets, there were also some little stages for musicians to perform. One speaker was broadcasting RATM music, from their first album, that was strange and fun. People living here is very orthodox/conformist, can’t imagine any rage against the machine.

— 1 settimana fa con 3 note
#night photography  #revisited  #cloisters 
Night Photography revisited. I took these photos last october-november moving at night in the small towns near where I’m currently living. I shot colors but arranged them in black and white two times, being completely uneasy with them. Until last year colors were tricky for me. Now I know better how to use them, so these are the definitive versions. This is the back of the town hall you see in another photo. I love mostly the way different lights paint different colors here. That night I came walking from home - it took me almost half an hour, I got a coffee into a small bar near here, where some Moroccan guys were talking with the young waitress, then I took this shot here. 

Night Photography revisited. I took these photos last october-november moving at night in the small towns near where I’m currently living. I shot colors but arranged them in black and white two times, being completely uneasy with them. Until last year colors were tricky for me. Now I know better how to use them, so these are the definitive versions. This is the back of the town hall you see in another photo. I love mostly the way different lights paint different colors here. That night I came walking from home - it took me almost half an hour, I got a coffee into a small bar near here, where some Moroccan guys were talking with the young waitress, then I took this shot here. 

— 1 settimana fa con 3 note
#night photography  #revisited  #town hall