AFTERHOURS: THE STORY OF A 2003 LUCKY FRAME

 

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Storage could kill a frame. The mind of a photographer is always focused on shots to come. The shots then flee from memory until someone retrieves them. When Afterhours’ celebrative box set (book + 4 CDs) was released in 2017 I was deep in my photo projects so I hadn’t paid much attention to that record release dedicated to the band I had loved so much in the early 2000s. Two years later I bought the box set at a cheap price and I discovered that one of my shots had been included in the book.

The frame in question, taken in Milan, mid February 2003, portrayed the band in action at the Triennale Museum in Milan: it was a special live performance (2 sets) in the middle of an art installation inspired by Italian writer Italo Calvino’s book Città Invisibili. During the photo session (with a Pentax Espio) I took care to portray the scene comprehensively, showing the band really immersed in the art installation and in touch with the audience. Manuel Agnelli, the Afterhours frontman, appreciated my point of view and asked for prints for his personal archive. At the time I had some meetings and lunches with him because I was in contact with the indie label Afterhours signed with. That shot of the Afterhours’ Triennale performance is a lucky frame: it risked ending up lost in my photo archives but it was saved by a publishing project.

Below more pics from the Afterhours’ Triennale shows.

 

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1960S-1970S NBA SUPERSTARS – A 35MM NEGATIVES COLLECTION

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Hey folks, I’m looking for a producer/sponsors willing to support me to transform my 1960s-1970s NBA original 35mm negatives private collection into a public photo exhibition. If you love superstar basketball players as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Julius “Dr. J”  Erving, Bill Russell, Bill Walton, Wali Jones, Jo Jo White  etc., please contact me.

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MY NEW BOOK

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Now in bookstores my new book, Un’altra musica. L’America nelle canzoni di protesta (Mimesis Edizioni 2018), an ideal spin-off of my Unseen Sixties photo collection exhibition at Expowall Gallery. The shot used for the cover is one of the pictures of the exhibition.  If you like the cover shot and you want to buy a fine art print by Mario Govino, please contact my gallery. ENJOY!

ALLA RICERCA DELLA NATURA PERDUTA

Alla ricerca della natura perduta, Milano, late September 2016 [Rollei 35 LED +IlFord HP5]

NAXOS IN 35 MM

Around Naxos island, Greece, with my little black Rollei 35 LED and IlFord HP5 Plus films. Greek beers and Aegean sun did the rest. “YAMAS!”