This is truly the land of dreams

Posted on May 23, 2016
This is truly the land of dreams

Margate is a town located on the East coast of UK. Someone calls it a rundown seaside resort, someone says it’s being hipsterised, someone says it’s a UKIP stronghold or a white working class haven. Things are changing fast: Now there is a new gallery on the beachfront attracting those white, 30something Londoners like me that […]

Things Found

Posted on Apr 11, 2016
Things Found

Islamic centres, drunk people, religious associations and hipsters: Bethnal Green is where it happens and where I live. A couple of images from my latest stroll in my East London neighbourhood have just been added to my Epiphanies photoseries, on things lost, things found, associations and realizations. I am adding more scans and other images […]

These Guys

Posted on Mar 30, 2016
These Guys

Lately I have spent a lot of time looking at other pictures so I forgot to develop a couple of black and white films from last December. As every year in December I went to Czech Republic and as usual I took a picture of these two guys. Say hello to grandma and grandpa… I am […]

Medium Format Poverty

Posted on Jan 11, 2016
Medium Format Poverty

It was due to happen, at a certain point in my life I had to make that pretentious step and buy my first decent medium format film camera. After much thinking I bought the Mamiya 7, the only existing 6×7 rangefinder: it’s an ugly, big and unfriendly camera to use. My life changed for the better. Below are […]

The Yearly Portrait

Posted on Jan 4, 2016
The Yearly Portrait

Every year I go to Czech Republic and I take a portrait of my grandparents. It’s part of an ever evolving project on my confusing origins I called Homeland 2. This year was no exception and so below is the latest picture of my grandmother. She is now 86 and in the last years she […]

Interview

Posted on Sep 27, 2015
Interview

I am famous, at least in Armenia. Below is a video that recently appeared on Civilnet, an online news television from Armenia. I have been interviewed during my trip in Nagorno Karabakh by two journalists I met in Stepanakert. They asked me some questions about the reasons I am there and I replied with my classy Italian accent while […]

The Language of War

Posted on Sep 23, 2015
The Language of War

The display of patriotic feelings and war paraphernalia is, in my mind, scarily reminiscent of nationalism. For someone born and raised in a peaceful period in a Western European country, the presence of members of the army on the streets of my city would be reason enough for concern rather than something to make me feel safer. […]

The Plastic Bag

Posted on Aug 3, 2015
The Plastic Bag

New addition to The Nature of Survival, my ongoing series on urban nature and its purposes. Other stuff on my Blog

The “Holy” Land

Posted on Jul 23, 2015
The “Holy” Land

There is the Bethlehem taxi driver that for 14 years has been unable to visit Jerusalem (only 30 minutes away by bus) and the California man that made aliyah and moved to Jerusalem as an orthodox jew. There is the young american girl that cannot wait to join the Israeli army and the European aid workers […]

A Tale of Two Cities

Posted on Jun 17, 2015
A Tale of Two Cities

I am looking at some images I have been taking in the last couple of years that go together with my “fascination” for the corporate world of the City or Canary Wharf, the two financial hubs of London. This is a landscape that is so separate from the life of many Londoners and mine as well. […]

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