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]

BELLINZONA BLUES SESSIONS – DAY 1

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I took this series of shots during the first day of Bellinzona Blues Sessions 2018. Waiting for the performances on the main stage (Band of Brothers with friend drummer Rocco Lombardi and Nico Duportal & His Rhythm Dudes) I spent the late afternoon  taking street shots of lovely people dancing, chatting and eating in the “village” organized in the Bellinzona’s main square. On the secondary stage, “aperitif stage,” I shot Swiss band JC Harpo & Ardy Blues Band. It was an opportunity to test my new Olympus Zuiko 30mm f3.5 MACRO. ENJOY!

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“REMOTECLICKING JAPAN” ON SALE

Matteo Ceschi & Federico Ramponi’s Remoteclicking Japan quaderno on sale at Libreria Internazionale Hoepli (www.hoepli.it)

See Remoteclicking project on Instagram: @remoteclicking

#remoteclicking #photoremoteclicking #remoteclicker #photoremoteclicker #remoteclick #photoremoteclick

ANÀSTASIS NEKRÔN/RESURRECTION

Anàstasis nekrôn/Resurrection, Milano, late June 2016 [Ricoh GX100]