EYES SHOULD SURVEY THE WORLD

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Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás wrote: <A man’s feet must be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.> This quote came to my mind as soon as I met Vancouverite songwriter Bocephus King at Ponkj bar in Milan.
That’s the reason I decided to take a bunch of shots before the live show began: I was curious to see what his eyes could tell me and how they kept surveying the world.
A few shots were enough to obtain amazing postcards from Bocephus King’s world.
Then there was a friendly chat – I’m a Vancouver lover.
The concert has begun and Bocephus King’s eyes have continuously surveyed and narrated the world. His feet were at the same time in Canada and in Milan when he started to sing Bonnie Dobson’s Morning Dew

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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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VANCOUVERITES

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People I saw in Vancouver through my lens.

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X30 IN VANCOUVER

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A series of shots taken with my FujiFilm X30 during a trip in Vancouver in mid October. From English Bay – a man armed with a stick presided over the beach just asking for a CLIC! – to Gastown I photographed people and views of one of the last Western frontier towns.

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Me, Stanley Park (shot by EJ)

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Last shot at Vancouver International Airport before coming back home!

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SUZIE ROSE

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Suzie Rose, Vancouver, mid October 2015 [Canon EOS 1100D]

She calls herself Suzie Rose. She dances. She dances and watches the ships loaded with goods being sent to distant countries that perhaps she will never see. But she continues to dance dreamily stretching her sinuous legs beyond the bay and the ocean itself…

NO WING

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No Wing, Vancouver, mid October 2015 [Canon EOS 1100D]