Archives for Fotografia

Athens, also the old ruins

Thousands of people taking photos of every corner little shadow of any place in the world, it’s so easy to feel tired of seen the same so many times that you may forget to take your own, those clouds are in that right place, with that precise light for the first time ever, of course the clouds are made of the same water that dinosaurs bath in, things doesn’t change so much it’s just behind our own eyes that the picture is made as a tourist or as a photographer or, why not, both, that’s a personal choice of course
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Athens

A few days in Athens with lots of contradictions, the city shows some decay and many closed buildings with lots of graffitis every where, a big crises still bitting hard the people of Greece, its really strange that there are lots of phone cabins every where, all in decay and again full of graffitis but surprisingly in working conditions and all this all in the era of mobile phones. The city is very low and without big or interesting modern landmarks, of course the Acropolis is always there with the Goddess watching at you. Evenings are quite dark as the
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Tolosa

The best pictures are always the ones you can take and that means to carry a camera to make them, yes, I said a camera . Some people may say that using a camera doesn’t let time to enjoy or properly see what is around, ok, I must admit that this does happens sometimes, can’t listen much of a conference or follow a hockey match if I’m making the photos, that’s pretty true. But making a photo needs quite a lot of discipline to look at whats going on around, to look at the lights, the shadows, the clouds, or
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Napoli

Making photos as a tourist is a real challenge because easily we will end with the same photo as other thousands of tourist colleagues made with they big Canons or any sort of mobile. This is part of today’s make and throw system. Is there a way to make something that appeals at our eyes and at the same time offers a different and special image to our audience?, don’t know but I’ll try to explain my point on that. Big monuments or known places are what is supposed to make a city different from others, but in our times,
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