VG 12

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Last year adventure in Valgrande was epic. Not because of the terrific quantity of food, that became a standard, it was epic because many people wanted to come despite the very bad weather, rainy, snowy and foggy. Honour to the … Continue reading

Interlude

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Once landed in Italy, for the asylum seekers starts a long wait. If on the paper their case should be examinated within 30 days, in average it lasts more than a year. Work is not allowed for the first two … Continue reading

Christmas in Langstrasse

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I’ve spent a funny night playing with my camera, around Christmas, in the most lionezed street of Switzerland: Langstrasse in Zürich. In its own existence Langstrasse seems to contradict many stereotypes about the country. The district is highly multicultural, coloured … Continue reading

Jaccuzzi

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One of the best party ever, for snow and mountains lovers, happens yearly in Switzerland: a large and warm pool appears for a single night near Lac Lioson. During the day all the material and the wood necessary for the … Continue reading

The Spirit of Rugby

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Every year an unusual rugby competition take place on Islay, the southernmost island of the inner Hebrides of Scotland. The tournament takes places directly on the beach of Port Hellen, making it the northernmost beach rugby event and there are … Continue reading

Tokyo Noise

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Three years after my short visit to Japan (where I learned to love cat bars), it has been nice to get again a taste of it at hohlzke, my friends place in Switzerland.  They organised a great two day festival among japanese … Continue reading

Sport

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Back in Baku (Azerbaijan) I had the chance to play around as a sport photographer, while working  with Andrew Connelly on a very interesting sport and politics story during the First (and maybe last) European Games. We were interested in the participation … Continue reading

VG 11

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Valgrande is the place I keep returning to. Every year, every October with any kind of weather, among endless spills of wine I have to be there. These were last year pictures, I always wait a long time before showing … Continue reading

Swim & Drive

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Deeply fascinated by the habit of driving on the beach in Azerbaijan, I had an hour to take these picture between a bmx race and the closing ceremony of the first and maybe last European Games in Baku. I had to … Continue reading

Victory Day

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Whoever likes to take pictures of oversized hats, veterans full of medals and kids playing with tanks should go to a Victory Day celebration. Every 9th of May since the 1945 capitulation of Nazi Germany the fallen are remembered and … Continue reading

Saving dogs

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A friend in Yerevan ask me to take some pictures of the kennel that she built along with the other volunteers of the NGO Pawsite Rescue Armenia. Their aim is to rescue dogs from the streets, to provide medical assistance … Continue reading

Another ruined paradise

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[Since the post is addressed mainly to italians you can find the english translation after the italian text.] “Vieni Mike, saliamo con gli sci di notte che domani ci svegliamo in un piccolo paradiso.” Mike è un mio amico irlandese … Continue reading