ME & MR. BRAINWASH

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The first time I’ve run into a Mr. Brainwash stencil I was in Paris with my wife. I was amused by the image of that man in a hat carrying a movie camera not far from a big size OBEY Angela Davis portrait. I took a couple of shots of Mr. Brainwash’s stencil. I like it. Two years later Mr. Brainwash would become a world famous street artist with his first personal exhibition in LA, Life Is Beautiful (2008). Almost thirteen years later, I have met by chance Mr. Brainwash in person, in front of Deodato Art Gallery, the  location he chose for his first Italian solo exhibition, Milan Is Beautiful. We said hello. We shook hands. And I told him about the discovery of the stencil in Paris in 2006. Very naturally Mr. Brainwash lent himself to an impromptu photo session in the street. Five shots – only one slightly blurred. Then each on his way…

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DIEPPE: THE FORGOTTEN BATTLE FOR FREEDOM

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June 15, 2008. 66 years later I stepped on the same beach where Commonwealth and US soldiers fought and died against the Nazi army. At the time of my visit in Varengeville-sur-Mer a couple of tourists trekked on the seabed (low tide effect, you know), another one was sunbathing under the falaise. In the distance Dieppe calmly lived another day of peace. Nobody seemed to remember the sacrifice of the brave young men who in August 1942 defied Nazi domination over Europe. These five b&w never-published-before frames taken with a compact digital camera are my personal tribute to all the soldiers who fought “The Forgotten Battle for Freedom.” Thanks, boys! #fightfascism

For more info on Dieppe Raid-Operation Jubilee see Association Jubilee-Dieppe.

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FALAISE

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Falaise, Varengeville-sur-Mer, Normandie, France, mid June 2008 [Canon PowerShot A560]

ESPERIMENTO DI RESISTENZA

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Esperimento di Resistenza, Milano, November 10, 2018 [Samsumg EX-1]

NEW F/50 PROJECT: SURREALIST WORLD IN THE STREETS

F:50 Surrealist World in the Streets

For the full project see  f/50 The International Photography Collective website. ENJOY!

THE EVOLUTION OF MY PHOTO-REPORTING STYLE: FROM COMPACT CAMERAS TO LENS CAP FISHEYE

Olympus Passion

You can find my report in Olympus Passion Magazine. ENJOY IT!

REMOTECLICKING PHOTO PROJECT IN “LA REPUBBLICA” NEWSPAPER

Matteo Ceschi and Federico Ramponi’s remoteclicking photo project (see http://www.remoteclicking.com) in La Repubblica newspaper. Thanks to Simone Mosca e Luigi Bolognini.