Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Absolutely Fabulous!

The first issue of “Absolutely Fabulous” magazine is available on-line!

The newly launched magazine will explain everything it is to know about the vintage fashion trend.

Page 92/93 should be of some particular interest…

For the english speaking people…well…just browse the whole magazine you’ll definitely find something worth seeing :)

Check it out! Here is the magic link…

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

according to my iTunes library…

Summer is definitely here!

Give up the ghost by Thom Yorke (unreleased)
Victoria falls by The Divine Comedy from Liberation 1993
Go slowly by Radiohead from In rainbows cd 2 2007
Oceans & streams by The Black Keys from Attack & release 2008
Vata de zahar by Alexandru Andries from Tacerile din piept 1996
By some miracle by Phil Selway from Familial 2010
Capri calling by Yello from Baby 1991
Boca Manu by Future Sound of London from Environments II 2008
Sycamore trees by Angelo Badalamenti from Twin Peaks ost 1990
Untitled track no 12 / white blur by Aphex Twin from Selected Ambient Works Vol 2 1994

Try to keep it cool
and think often about the cool breeze of the sea…

Saturday, 17 July 2010

smog city...

Smog is a very common word nowadays. Especially in a large city. Here we live our lives in this constant foggy atmosphere surrounding us that sometimes you merely distinguish a sunny future.

But here, smog is not an environmental issue but a presence. It is something that inhabitants can actually feel. It represents the tension of inner city life. The smog somehow becomes a governor of the city. Beneath the smog, people, and not only them, are struggling with everyday problems. Decisions, ambitions, success or failure, greed, temptations, desires, dreams or dashing hopes…this is everyone's strife.  

In a modern society people tend to isolate themselves into their own world struggling to find their answers or the right path to follow through life. Beneath the smog we'll find all these different worlds, that ignores each other but coexist by briefly interacting. This interaction is at times involuntary or even unnoticed but it changes our everyday existence, because is this reciprocity that makes life go on…

This project aims to spot those ignored interactions and, even more, to single out short peaceful and hopeful breaks from everyday activities, moments of calm and serenity in contradiction with the tension brought by the evil smog. The stillness situations captured into this project are moments which gives us the strength to carry on, are moments of hostility with a touch of hope, a finality, an answer to a certain tense situation.

In my smog city, everyone's indifference is canceled by our native characteristics. Here, we live for each other. We give hope to one another and our interaction will bring upfront the decency of human kind. By erasing the negative impact that the evil smog and the modern times have on us, by getting in touch with our inborn values, we rediscover ourselves and the sense of what it means to actually be a person. There will be no urge for information or immediate action, no wi-fi networks or mobile devices, no rush hour or discounts and while rudeness is disappearing giving room to politeness we find out what we thought was missing from our life…. Here we won't be slaves of our hi-tech times, because time is the essence of life and realizing that, we come to appreciate simple things in life, things which makes us human. 

   Here, smog city unfolds its secrets for us to explore…

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

a statement or some sort...

The way I see it…life is an amazing experience. Mine started in early 1979 in mid winter. I didn’t mind. It was a good day to start this journey.

As a kid, your natural curiosity helps you discover the world around. And I remember, way back when I was 7 or 8 years old, my first encounter with photography - it sounds so pretentious, but bear with me. It was a way for me, in that particular moment, to capture the beauty that surrounded me, on a mountain trip. I had no camera and yet I was taking pictures, mental pictures, of what I presumed to be worth seeing. That was a great experience.

However…the very first time I ever got to hold a photo camera in my hands was ten years later, soon after graduating from high school. I had no idea what I was doing but I was thrilled to take photos. And I still remember the smile on my face while picking up the photos from the laboratory downtown. For the next years I changed 4 or 5 cheap cameras as they broke down easily. But even if they were made of cheap plastic they never failed to produce excitement with every click…

And then came 2004. Why 2004? Well…it was for the first time when asked about what I would like to do in life I answered “I want to became a professional photographer”. From that moment on I took photography more seriously. I started to read about it, to actively participate on forums and all this took my passion one step further. Realizing that photography is not only a way to capture fun memories but a way to express myself, that burst became my goal.

So I submitted part of my work to a photo contest in 2006. It was a test for me. It was a test to see what professionals thought of my images. I said to myself…if I win the smallest, insignificant prize it means my photos have a message, and I should keep on doing this. Strangely or not, I won a special mention on that year and one of the photos I submitted was used in an Orange advertising campaign later that year. Soon after I bought my first serious photo camera, a canon 30d and things rapidly evolved.

A year after that, I decided to move to Milan to pursue my dream of becoming a professional photographer. Here, my photos appeared on the monthly photo contest organized by the Il Fotografo magazine (december 2007, march 2008 and march 2009) and I recently started collaborating with modeling agencies working to improve models’ books. I am currently looking for representation as my intention is to establish myself as an editorial and advertising photographer.

Today, photography is a way for me to see the world, to express my thoughts and ideas, a way of recording everyday events or, when it comes to fine art, to share with others my artistic view on different subjects but more importantly photography is my legacy.