It’s so close, you just can’t help going back.
I know I’ve been neglecting this thing I call a blog – first because of my thesis, then Summer vacation and now being very busy with work and applying for a postgraduate degree – but I have a lot of 35mm stuff piled up in folders. I’ll be sure to post them within the next few days, including pictures in the Marche region of Italy, more photographs of Firenze, Philippines and my hometown, Lisbon.
Mr Gabriele Girolamini fortunately graces all my rolls of film with his presence (because he’s handsome, I love him and I have a camera in my hands, he doesn’t have much say in it) so hopefully I’m bringing him some well-deserved fame. This gallery in particular includes a couple of photographs we took together in Rome, on his birthday (September 28th). Funnily enough, mine had been two weeks earlier (September 13th). If everything goes according to plan, you can expect more 35mm photos in January from Paris – we’re planning a New Year’s trip.
Lastly, on a slightly personal note, one of the reasons I decided to come back and post something is the fact that a recent event made me think that I could be doing more, and I could be working towards being a better person instead of stressing 24/7 about everything. A very good friend of mine, someone whose house I grew up in, who was born only 3 months after me, died this week after almost a decade of suffering. He was genuinely the best person I have ever known and I won’t write a post or a long text about him, mainly because my head hasn’t quite accepted the facts yet. For now, all I can say is – Francisco, you were amazing, you deserved so much more, and a lot of people miss you dearly.
For now, I hope you’re all having a great day. Please wish us all here in Rome good luck for the future.