“When you dedicate passion and consistency to what you do, the rewards will come by themselves,” reveals Paolo Pettignani of Italy about his commitment to his craft. Known as one of the leading photographers in the contemporary field of infrared photography, in person, he’s reserved and prefers to let his work speak for itself.Continue reading…
All photos by Skander Khlif. Used with Creative Commons permission.
Everyone into travel photography is in it for documenting the unforgettable moments, places, and faces of our trips. Apart from helping us remember our own personal experiences, travel photography also serves as a perfect opportunity for us to tell compelling visual stories. Munich-based Skander Khlif has been one of our go-to photographers when it comes to beautiful travel stories and everyday city scenes. He reinforces that position with his latest street photography series, shot from his trip to Italy’s famous Lago di Garda.
A photography project titled Botteghe aims to highlight the beauty of the city of Florence through the artisans who still call it home.
Florence is one of the world’s most beautiful cities, and home to many stunning works of Renaissance art and architecture. Photographer Guido Cozzi wants to bring the spotlight to his hometown through the perspective of the people who have long been responsible for its allure and character: the artisans. Titled Botteghe, his photography project aims to showcase the creative spaces where their masterpieces come to life.
All images by Salvatore Matarazzo. Used with Creative Commons permission.
Along the stretch of the Marina Di Massa in central Italy’s Province of Massa and Carrara is a 2.5-kilometer beach that caught the attention of Salvatore Matarazzo in the summer of 2018. There, he documented the animated scene of locals flocking to the pocket beach for a quick and cheap vacation. If you’re looking for some fearless street photography to inspire you to get close and keep going for the shot, this set will do just that.
If you have a growing interest in aerial photography, we’ve found something to inspire you. A stunning body of work by London-based architect and photographer Dimitar Karanikolov takes us to Venice, one of Italy’s most captivating cities, renowned for its beauty, art, and architecture. But instead of seeing from the streets, we are treated to a breath-taking view from above.
“Lightcatcher” Kurt Moser tells about his “crazy love story” with a 111-year-old camera in this Al Jazeera short film
A few months back, we had the spotlight on Italy-based photographer Kurt Moser and his mind-blowing project – transforming a URAL 375 truck into one of the biggest mobile cameras in the world to take massive ambrotypes of the breath-taking Dolomites. Today, we learn about how his love affair with wet plate photography started with the discovery of a massive 111-year-old camera.
All images by Andrea Securo. Used with Creative Commons permission.
The grandeur of the Milky Way on a clear and moonless sky is one of the favorite celestial subjects of landscape photographers and astrophotographers alike. It’s easy to see why, despite the planning and preparation often involved. We see this in the breath-taking snaps taken by Italian photographer and geophysics student Andrea Securo during some nights spent in the Dolomites. Photographing the Milky Way in strategic locations remains on the bucket list of many photographers. Such locations allow us to document the galaxy’s passing along a patch of the night sky without the light pollution and obstructions of the city. Also, the natural formations and silhouettes provide interesting foreground elements that frame the resulting image.
Yesterday, we showed you the perils of a selfie through a cool animated short by Andy Martin. Well, today, we’re here to tell you that they could happen, as proven by one zealous student who took his love of selfies to the extreme. As far as we know, no one has miraculously laid an egg, gotten punched in the face by their phone, or melted into a puddle yet, as depicted by our new favorite selfie short. A sculpture, however, was harmed during the making of that student’s selfie.
The said student reportedly climbed an early 19th century statue, the “Drunken Satyr,” that guarded the hallway at Italy’s prestigious Academy of Fine Arts of Brera so he could take a selfie, probably thinking that the statue would be strong enough to hold him. Unfortunately for this still unnamed genius, the statue was already in need of restoration, causing the poor satyr’s leg to fall off from the extra weight.
I guess nobody ever told him never to touch the art.
Don’t sharpen your pitchforks and light your torches just yet, though. It really isn’t as bad as it sounds. Thankfully, the damaged statue is only a copy of the original, much older one that’s safe and sound at Glyptothek in Munich, and is of no historical value. As half-baked as this student was, at least he managed to avoid the more valuable works that are housed in a room nearby.
No word yet as to whether or not he managed to capture his selfie but let’s hope he’s a valuable lesson.