ME, MYSELF AND I, NOVEMBER 2018

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MATTEO CESCHI, Milanese street photographer, essayist and journalist, he writes for several magazines and has exhibited his shots in various locations. His latest book, Un’altra musica. L’america nella canzonni di protesta, was published in 2018 by Mimesis Edizioni. He is a member of f50/The International Photography Collective. His latest projects were in collaboration with f/50 fellows John Meehan, Steve Coleman, Keith Goldstein and Peter Barton and with the Italian fashion brand Lucio Costa. He received a honorable mention at the 2015 International Photography Awards. In 2016 he realized with colleague Jim Marshall KO.existence, a photographic project exhibited in Sarajevo and in 2017 in Milan (with high-patronage of the Italian Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina). In 2017 he was curator of an exhibition of historic photos entitled Unseen Sixties at ExpoWall gallery in Milan. In Spring 2017 he launched with creative designer Federico Ramponi remoteclicking, a new shooting language that exploits mobile technology. He was the author of the “making of” of artist and director Federico Garibaldi’s short film, Un filo tra cielo, terra e acqua, winner of the Silver Dolphin prize at the 2018 Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards.

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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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THE HOUSE OF THE FLYING CLOUDS

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The House of the Flying Clouds, Hotel Sheraton Malpensa T1, November 29, 2018 [Fuji X100]

“STATE OF MIND/STATE OF HEART”: A NEW F/50 PROJECT

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In a recent interview, granted to f/50 member Matteo Ceschi, by Italian artist/director/photographer Federico Garibaldi, the latter talked about how he felt after completing an assignment. Federico described the feeling as “something in between a state of mind and a state of heart”.

This description immediately resonated with us and led us to consider how this notion of head and heart might exist in our own imagery. Here are our own responses.

SEE: STATE OF MIND/STATE OF HEART realized with f/50 fellows Steve Coleman,  Keith Goldstein and John Meehan

MC5 50th ANNIVERSARY

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<Kick Out the Jams… Motherfuckers!> On November 21 at night a sonic revolution was played on stage! People were ready to join Brother Wayne Kramer & Friends (Kim Thayil of Soundgarden; Marcus Durant of Zen Guerrilla; Brendan Canty of Fugazi; and Billy Gould of Faith No More). Militant riffs spawned from Kramer’s and Thayil’s guitars and exploded among the audience; in the background the rhythm section moved forward as a mighty tank on the battlefield; a voice cut the air screaming iconic songs. <Kick Out the Jams… Motherfuckers!> An army of eyes and ears recorded voraciously a piece of future . <Art and creativity will provoke Resistance!>, Brother Wayne said… [All shots taken with FujiFilm X30 during November 21 MC5‘s live performance at Alcatraz, Milan. Thanks to Margaret & Danny.]

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KAL DOS SANTOS LIVE

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An amazing music night by Mr. Kal dos Santos at Ponkj bar, Milan: dos Santos with keyboardist Mell Morcone proposed Brazilian standards for a bunch of lucky people (shots taken with Fuji X100 and FujiFilm X30).

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FALAISE

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