PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED “STOP CPE” SHOTS

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Paris. March 2006. Students from universities and high schools launched a series of protest rallies in the Latin Quarter against the bill on employment known as CPE. Sorbonne University and Collège de France were the epicenter of the protest. The CPE reportage is my first official professional photo project realized with a super compact and portable Kodak Easyshare C300 camera. Here are published for the first time some unpublished shots of my reportage.

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LA SOLITUDINE IN UN PARCHEGGIO

La solitudine in un parcheggio, Malpensa Airport, Terminal 1, November 29, 2016 [Olympus E-P2]

MAIS AMOR POR FAVOR

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Mais amor por favor, Milano, late September 2016 [FujiFilm X30]

LES SITUATIONS

Les situations, Paris, late November 2016 [Olympus E-P2]

RUNNING FOREST

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Running Forest, Ligny-le-Châtel, France, November 19, 2016 [Huawei Y5]

SULL’ARTE IN STRADA

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Sull’Arte in strada, Alzaia Naviglio Grande, Milano, early November 2016 [FujFilm X30]

SIAMO TUTTI AMERICANI

I’m a photographer but also a historian specialized in US History – Tutti i colori di Obama. L’altra storia delle elezioni americane was my latest book in 2012. Today I took a long walk during the afternoon waiting for the election night on TV. I looked for signs of America around me: election day news but also the familiar presence of the USA in Italian everyday culture since the post-war period (graffiti, music, ads…). Just six b&w shots not to forget that our future depends on the future of the White House.

 

A NEW F/50 PROJECT

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This short “summer series” – seven shots taken in Agios Prokopios, Naxos Island, Cyclades, during a period of 1 hour with a 50 mm lens – helped me explore the lines/feel of continuity between land and sea. I was probably looking for a personal sense of space where the horizon shapes a continuity across the shots. I was looking for a sense of surprise too – catching the amazing moment when the eyes alight on the water over the dunes. There definitely is a feeling of relief and amusement in each image to the extent that the horizon is “broken” or “interrupted” by humans: their familiar presence dares to leave the beach and embrace the water unconditionally.

SEE LAND-SEA: SHAPES OF CONTINUITY

VINCOLI MENTALI

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Vincoli mentali, Milano, early November 2016 [FujiFilm X30]

BLUES IN BLACK & WHITE

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Friend bluesman Joe Colombo during his 2015 winter solo shows at Teatro LabArca in Milan. This is a selection from a series taken with amazing Sony α 3000.

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