I have finally finished updating the most important photos of this long spring 2013. Let me know what you think about. I changed the style of my internet site too. I absolutely needed to do it. The next update? Probably a reportage about the artist life in the ateliers of Rue Saint-Bernard 34, Saint-Gilles, Brussels. But it will be not a "classic" reportage as the others. It will be focused on Andrea Clanetti - two photos of him can be found in the portrait page- a lively painter who knows almost everybody there and who guided me around the ateliers.
It has been an intense working weekend, and Monday as well! I have almost finished uploading all new material, the best of this fruitful spring 2013. Check the portraits and reportages pages. You will find a lot of updates. However, it is not finished yet! I will upload asap the pictures related to BeIt Live, and Brugge Culinair. Stay tuned.
I am working on my site, finally! During these days I will upload new series and pages.
First of all I am working on a portrait page. It will be redy in few hours. Several reportages are being uploaded too. In these two hectic months I followed a lot of people and events, I tried to find time for selecting and finalizing the series. The time for an update is arrived.
Comments and critics are more than welcome. Stay tuned.
I was following the actor Pietro Pizzuti (on the right) while walking to the Théâtre national where I assisted and photographed during the rehearsal of Lucia Caesar company. It was funny acting like a paparazzi. The guy on the left? No idea. It's street photogaphy after all!
Although I am not a street photographer tout-court, I like it and I have been continuously fascinated by photographers as Vivianne Maier, Garry Winogrand, Erwinn, Klein, Bresson just to cite some of the most famous ones. Click on this link to see another recent attempt of making street-photography.
As usual I am posting late. Spring is definitely over but considering the temperatures we could think it is far from coming up!
By the way, after presenting the book in Bruges in March, I continued photographing Italians, but focussing on Brussels (although I went to Leuven and Bruges once). I met a very different range of Italians there, and actually I am noticing that this project ("Italians in all Belgium" after the previous "Italians in Flanders") is a kind of pretext to make portraits, reportages, news-like photo's, and so on... and not just Italians after all. The Italians in Brussels I met are deeply integrated into the Brussels society and I am not afraid to say that they are a vital and essential part of it even! Yes, Brussels would be not the same city without its thousands languages and nationalities, its integration problems and multiculturalism, two sides of the same phenomenon. And Italians are an important part of such multiculturalism. I like Brussels, maybe not as beautiful as smaller Flemish cities like Bruges or Ghent, but I found it has own specific charme..the charme of a metropolis.
About "Italians in Belgium", I met writers, actors, musicians, teachers; I went even to Saint Nicolas, a village near to Liege during the famous cycling race "Liege-Bastonne-Liege", where hundreds of Italians meet to enjoy the race, the "arrosticini" (skewers made of sheep meat) and liters of beer..
Soon I will post some pictures on this website, together with other pictures related to the Brugge Culinair and other portraits.
My spring is still not finished!