Tag Archives: portrait

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Journalists (V): Yoani Sanchez

I particularly like this picture of Yoani Sanchez and her Gioconda’s subtle smile, during the Journalism Festival in Perugia. I just sneaked out from my seat and reached the stage with an unappropriate 35mm lens, while she was contested by … Continue reading

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1 year, many friends

When I moved to London one year ago I would not have expected to find so many extraordinary people during the MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at LCC. While I could blame the University for the ridiculous lack of resources … Continue reading

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Gratta e Vinci

While traveling trough Italy to put together the pictures and the interviews for the book Gratta e Vinci, I took several snapshots with my Hasselblad. I like to shot with analog camera and I didn’t really have many extra pictures … Continue reading

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Journalists (IV): Maddalena Rostagno

  Maddalena she’s not a journalist herself but she’s the daughter of a real one, Mauro Rostagno. What is a real journalist? In few words I believe that a real journalist is someone who has the sense for a story … Continue reading

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We are the Cyclists

Before I visited London during the last summer I always thought that is not a city for bicycles.  I was wrong. During last 10 years, especially under the previous mayor Ken Livingstone, London witnessed a renaissance of cycling as a … Continue reading

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Journalists (III): Heather Brooke

Heather Brooke worked as a political and crime reporter in the US before moving to Britain.  Her investigation into the expense accounts of Members of Parliament led to the biggest clear-out of  british politicians. Thanks to her corruption became something more … Continue reading

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Journalists (II): Wadah Khanfar

  Born in Palestine in the 1969, Wadah Khanfar had and intese career as a journalist, reporting from South Africa, Afghanistan and Iraq. He became bureau chief in Baghdad for the Al Jazeera network and finally director general of the Al … Continue reading

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Journalists (I): Ettore Mo

Ettore Mo is one of the most famous italian war correspondent. Despite his 80 years, I saw him running up a stair to challenge somebody who wanted to help him. He is from Dagnente a small village close to Arona, my … Continue reading

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Italian Road Cycling (…or escaping my project)

My initial project was to take pictures of people playing the lottery, card scratches and videopoker in italy. I went 2 days in Pavia for that but I realized it is not an easy project and after 2 days there … Continue reading

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Maslenitsa (in London)

And after sometime playing with the scanner, here are some of the portaits I took at the Maslenitsa event in Trafalgar Square. I was testing different rolls, the first half is fuji reala and the second half is kodak portra. … Continue reading