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bimba che salta

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C’era una bimba che saltava sul letto ieri.

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ready, set, go!

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Parco della Villa Reale di Monza, ottobre 2014.

Queste bimbe di due anni corrono sempre:

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genitori secondo cito

A maggio scorso ho assistito a una presentazione di Francesco Cito, noto fotografo italiano. Tra i vari progetti mostrati c’era anche “Coma”, in cui raccontava, attraverso immagini piatte e struggenti, la normalità che circonda dei ragazzi entrati in coma irreversibile.

E la normalità sarebbe quella di parenti e amici che festeggiano i compleanni, cambiano e puliscono i loro ragazzoni ...

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still finding true gems online

Months ago I asked the OTP community about their online reading habits. I mentioned my favourite blogs and briefly discussed my main concern which is: is online reading just a filler, sort of reading your twitter feed when you’re bored1?

Anyway, my idea is that yes, books give you something else, something that takes you away for longer ...

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eastern turkey landscapes

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This is the second part of my selection of photographs from Eastern Turkey.

The first part features cityscapes and city dwellers and people in general.

This second part is all about landscapes and geology which hopefully would interest even those of you who are not into geology. After all, geology has at its core a certain fascination with the natural beauty you find in nature — but sometimes those who work in the field seem to neglect this simple fact and then geology can become truly boring.

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eastern turkey

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Last May I went to Eastern Turkey to see some geology. I also had the opportunity to hit the streets of cities that were unknown to me.

I have collected my favourite photographs in two separate posts1. This is part 1, featuring street portraits, cityscapes and other stuff I liked while walking on the streets of Adana, Kahramanmaras and Elazig.

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A brief interlude to note down a couple of things.

I follow only one podcast, and that’s On Taking Pictures. As the name says, it’s about photography, and in one recent Q&A episode they kindly answered a question I have made; what’s cool however is their comment on my name which I’d like to remember ...

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essere giovani

Recentemente mi sono imbattuto in due cose meravigliose. La prima, una serie di foto scattate in Pakistan da un giovane, pluripremiato, fotografo, Muhammed Muheisen.

La seconda, un piccolo saggio di Marina Keegan, pieno di speranza, gioia di vivere e quel senso di fratellanza e comunità che si ha solo a vent’anni.

Entrambe le cose hanno un risvolto tragico, scontato ...

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after a long pause

This is a short post just to let the readers know that I am ready to be back on track with some brand new content — and apologies for not being very active these past few months here or on my other channels like twitter or Google+.

I have been busy with moving to the new house, stay with my family ...

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A settembre 2013 ho fatto una presentazione delle mie foto al circolo fotografico di San Donato. Ero parte del circolo da un anno, e mi pareva una cosa da fare sia per contribuire alla vita del circolo, sia per mettere alla prova del pubblico alcune delle mie foto. L’obiettivo era di raccontare brevemente da dove venissi, fotograficamente parlando, e ...

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A settembre 2013 ho fatto una presentazione delle mie foto al circolo fotografico di San Donato. Ero parte del circolo da un anno, e mi pareva una cosa da fare sia per contribuire alla vita del circolo, sia per mettere alla prova del pubblico alcune delle mie foto. L’obiettivo era di raccontare brevemente da dove venissi, fotograficamente parlando, e ...

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Richard Koci Hernandez made this video asking if “mobile photography has made us more reliant on tools than on our eyes”:

Sometimes you can find smart youtube comments. For example this guy wrote:

Hernandez makes a valid point - the image shouldn’t be defined by the camera it’s captured with. It’s a shame he had to spend five ...

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networked photography

I have always liked Craig Mod, since I read years ago his travelogue/review of the Panasonic GF1. He traveled to Himalaya, captured some great shot with this little camera, and wrote extensive and very well written thoughts about ‘gear’ — linking tech talk to excellent photography and interesting, deep commentary about how it feels to use a camera to capture ...

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stolen bikes and new bike

Last month two bikes were stolen from a certain garage in San Donato Milanese. Those were my mountain bikes; the garage, well that wasn’t mine1.

And it was dead easy to open the garage for these gentlemen. Not only did they steal my two most precious bikes, leaving the city bikes untouched, but also my tire pump and ...

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365 valentina

These are the days when everybody talks about their new year’s resolutions. I mean everybody in the english-speaking world, I don’t think that italians do this often — but this will change (or may already have changed) because we seem to follow, like sheep, everything that americans do.

And I thought I was immune from these habits but here ...

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branzino

In other words: good reasons to avoid using “Ph.D” and other titles appended to your email.

From an article on the New York Times about the latest Spider-Man movie (the one filmed by Marc Webb):

Gwen Stacy asks Peter Parker if he likes branzino: you know, “Like, the fish?”.
Then she invites him to dinner, where everyone is saying ...

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file naming

File naming has always been a bit of an obsession for me. Recently, after seeing the proliferation of too many duplicate filenames in my photography folder, I decided to solve this problem once and for all.

Something to bear in mind: using programs like iPhoto or Lightroom or Aperture (also known as DAM1) you should not be worried about ...

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ciao alfonsine

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Un piccolo omaggio alla casa dove abbiamo vissuto negli ultimi 4 anni.

A small tribute to the place we have called home for the past 4 years.

Tutte le foto sono raccolte in questo fotoset di flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aadm/sets/72157638257568895/.

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giulia on youtube

Giulia, la “mia” Giulia1, protagonista a sua insaputa di un foto-documentario sulla traversata del Monte Bianco comparso su Youtube:


  1. Lo metto tra virgolette perché lei s’incavola a sentirsi dire che sono “sua”, ma lo faccio giusto per specificare di quale Giulia io stia parlando. E poi, mi ha sposato o no? Un pizzico mia lo è diventata ormai. 

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photographic projects

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This post was somehow inspired by a conversation I had on the On Taking Pictures Google+ group1. It was something I wanted to talk about for a long time.

I have always enjoyed linking a series of photographs into something more organic. The lonely (even if beautiful) photo does not satisfy my hunger, exactly like 50g of pasta are ...

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