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  • A Salute to the Masters: Unstuck Posters (A Tribute to Aaron Siskind)

    A Salute to the Masters: Unstuck Posters (A Tribute to Aaron Siskind)
    After writing a series of articles dedicated to arguably some of the greatest street photographers, this time I wrote one dedicated to the American abstract expressionist artist Aaron Siskind - a master of immortalizing details of nature, body parts and architecture, as well as walls and objects found in the streets - and his series of photographs of unstuck posters.
  • Fresh from My Darkroom: Cleaning the Statues at the Villa Olmo in Como

    Fresh from My Darkroom: Cleaning the Statues at the Villa Olmo in Como
    After years of being abandoned, the statues at the Villa Olmo are finally being restored by a group of volunteers from a local Fine Arts academy. With my lovely Zorki 6 rangefinder, I documented one phase of this praiseworthy work. Take a look!
  • Happenings on Film: Trofeo Villa D'Este 2014

    Happenings on Film: Trofeo Villa D'Este 2014
    This autumn, Como hosted a very important sporting event: a 6,000-meter rowing race on the lake. The race was first held in 1893. After 123 years, the Trofeo Villa D'Este has been revived. I documented this event with my trusty Praktica camera and two lenses, a 50mm and 135mm.
  • A Salute to the Masters: Hands (A Tribute to David Goldblatt)

    A Salute to the Masters: Hands (A Tribute to David Goldblatt)
    South African photographer David Goldblatt is famous for his reportage during the apartheid. In 1975 he started an original series depicting detailed photographs of body parts which were published in the book, "Particulars." As a tribute to this great artist, I'll show you a series of close-up photographs of hands. Stay tuned!
  • Happenings on Film: At the Start of the Tour of Lombardy with My Fed 3

    Happenings on Film: At the Start of the Tour of Lombardy with My Fed 3
    This month, after waiting for three years, my city Como hosted the Tour of Lombardy, an important event in the male elite road cycling tour. With my Fed 3 loaded with black and white film and equipped with ultra sharp Industar 50/3.5 lens, I documented the parade of cyclists who went to the starting line after they registered. Take a look after the jump!
  • A Salute to the Masters: Ducks (A Tribute to Henri Cartier-Bresson)

    A Salute to the Masters: Ducks (A Tribute to Henri Cartier-Bresson)
    This article is dedicated to arguably one of the most famous street photographers in the world, Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004). On this occasion, I felt obliged to write a tribute to this great artist whom I consider the "Mozart of Photography." His photos are inimitable, and to try to reproduce his innate sense of composition, harmony, and choice of the right moment is but an illusion. So I chose an unusual way to pay tribute, the only way possible for me. Take a look!
  • Fresh from My Darkroom: The First Game of the New Rugby Season

    Fresh from My Darkroom: The First Game of the New Rugby Season
    Last Sunday, the local rugby team Rugby Como played the first match of the 2014-1025 season. Rugby is my favorite sport to photograph, and for some years I've been documenting almost every home match of this young team. This time I used a 1959 Zorki 5 camera with a vintage 1958 Industar-50 lens loaded with a timeless film, the Ilford HP5+ developed in a century-old developer, the mythical Rodinal. Take a look after the jump!
  • A Salute to the Masters: Football (A Tribute to Lothar Rübelt)

    A Salute to the Masters: Football (A Tribute to Lothar Rübelt)
    This is a tribute to a great Austrian sports photographer, Lothar Rübelt. In an era with no high speed films available, he was able to immortalize wonderful moments in sports - from diving to gymnastics and football. In creating this tribute, I took a series of photos of an amateur football match using expired black and white film developed using an uncommon chemical. Take a look after the jump!
  • Happenings on Film: The Festival of the Hands in Como

    Happenings on Film: The Festival of the Hands in Como
    Last Saturday my city, Como, hosted a festival dedicated to the hands called the Mani-Fest. With my lovely Minox GT-S camera and an expired 3200 ISO film roll, I documented this event which took place just below the windows of my room. Take a look after the jump!
  • A Salute to the Masters: Buraco (A Tribute to Alfred Eisenstaedt)

    A Salute to the Masters: Buraco (A Tribute to Alfred Eisenstaedt)
    Alfred Eisenstaedt was one of Life Magazine's greatest photographers, known for his ability to immortalize the storytelling moment of many public events in history. To write this tribute to him, I chose a subject that he photographed in different places and times: card players in public places. The photos in this article were taken at the Patronal Feast of my city Como, during a series of buraco's lessons held by a local card players club.
  • Fresh from My Darkroom: The Secular Fair in Alzate Brianza

    Fresh from My Darkroom: The Secular Fair in Alzate Brianza
    Every year in the beginning of September, a small Italian town situated a few miles from my city of Como hosts an ancient fair dedicated to the Virgin Mary: the Fair of Our Lady of Rogoredo. This series of images fresh from my darkroom was taken using a roll of HP5+ film loaded inside my wonderful Horizon Perfekt.
  • A Political Rally in Como

    A Political Rally in Como
    In the week preceding the elections for the European Parliament, several political rallies were held in Como. As with all other public events in my city I documented one of these rallies, this time using a Russian film camera Zorki 6 loaded with a black and white film roll. Take a look!
  • Nothing Happens on Color Film: Street Life in Como As Seen From the Bus

    Nothing Happens on Color Film: Street Life in Como As Seen From the Bus
    Some weeks ago, I made a tribute to the great photographer Robert Frank and his 1958 black and white series taken in New York from a bus window. He is the master of the ordinary moments, capturing the essence of daily life in a series of free and random sequence of photos where nothing important happens! And as I've written there I wanted to take a similar experiment with color film, which would change the perception of the environment where people live. Read more after the jump!
  • A Salute to the Masters: The Girl with the Scarred Face (A Tribute to Juergen Teller)

    A Salute to the Masters: The Girl with the Scarred Face (A Tribute to Juergen Teller)
    This is a tribute to Juergen Teller, a great fashion photographer who continues to work with analogue cameras. In the 1990s he radically changed the way to make fashion photography. His models appear "soap and water", without heavy make-up, and his images seem taken like an amateur photographer. Between his nice works, there is a photos that I like so much, taken in Cuba and called "The Girl with the Broken Nose." Take a look after the jump!
  • Fresh From the Lab: Sicilian Dance and Music

    Fresh From the Lab: Sicilian Dance and Music
    Yesterday I picked up from my trusty photography shop in Como a developed and scanned color film roll containing images of the Sicilian festival held on May 1 at the city's historical center. A few hours ago, I made some scans of these images, which I'm pleased to show you in this article! Read more after the jump!
  • Using a 20mm lens to take pictures from the top

    Using a 20mm lens to take pictures from the top
    While waiting for the new Lomography gem, the wonderful Russar+ lens, I took some photos at a fun fair with my wonderful Mir 20/3.5 super wide angle lens from the big panoramic wheel. Here I'll tell you some tips about the use of this kind of lens. Read more after the jump!
  • Action.. basket time!

    Action.. basket time!
    As you can see in my albums, I love to photograph sports events. In this case, I used a pretty Actionsampler camera to document a mini basketball game played in the park of my city Como, in celebration of the Festival of Sports. It's a funny camera with interesting results! Take a look after the jump!
  • A Salute to the Masters: The Sirius Space Mission to the Third Planet (A Tribute to Peter Mitchell)

    A Salute to the Masters: The Sirius Space Mission to the Third Planet (A Tribute to Peter Mitchell)
    Imagine an alien space mission from a planet of the Sirius Star System to an abandoned industrial zone of Como, a city situated in the North of Italy. The alien photographer named sirio174, used a powerful futuristic camera, called Lomo Lubitel 166U loaded with a Kodak Portra film roll. Yes, no digital, because the future is...analogue! During his journey, he learned the most common language of our planet -- English -- and he wrote this article for us. Read more after the jump!
  • A Salute to the Masters: Life is a Sunbath (A Tribute to Martin Parr)

    A Salute to the Masters:  Life is a Sunbath (A Tribute to Martin Parr)
    This article is a tribute to a great British photographer Martin Parr, who took many colorful and vivid photos of sunbathers on the beaches all over the world. During this wonderful spring, and while waiting for the next summer, relax and enjoy these photos!
  • Italian food by Lomography X-Pro Slide 200

    Italian food by Lomography X-Pro Slide 200
    On a sunny April Sunday, I decided to load a Lomography X-Pro Slide 200 on my new Lomo LC-A+; both bought few weeks ago from the Lomography Online Shop to take some photos of some Italian food stalls in the center of my city, Como. Here my first impressions about this interesting film.