Used to the grandiosity of Italian Churches and Cathedrals, I always associated religion with monumentality. London has introduced me to a complete different reality, the one of smaller churches that in many cases cater to the immigrant community both in relatively rich or deprived areas of the city.
Churches are more likely to look like prefabricated blocks and, given the lack of immediate visual appeal, attracting the local believers is left to “marketing-like” messages and, in many cases, uninspired works of art.
I started doing some photography, but it’s definitely work in progress for now. You can find some of the images here: The Gate of Heaven
As every year, Christmas for me is all about Czech Republic. Time moves slowly in the countryside so I use it to investigate the changes to the little town half of my family lives in, in an attempt to add more to my Homeland 2 project. I am a tourist in my own country.
This time I ended up in the equivalent of a closed gated community you can find in many american cities. These are the suburbs: new developments for the middle-upper class, safe areas that could have some sort of sense in huge cities but that looks out of place in a 10,000 inhabitants community.
Accidental pictures: sometimes you end up taking pictures of unexpected things…