All posts tagged: italia

The Last Dance

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My last long lonely walk around Rome on a hot Summer day. I finally got the courage to walk all the way up to the Giardino degli Aranci (where I didn’t see any oranges) and that one magnificent church overlooking Testaccio. Sadly I couldn’t go in – there were two weddings going on at the same time – but just the atmosphere of being so high atop a hill that I had looked up at […]

Between Rome and Florence – BW 35mm // Personal Update

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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 […]

Firenze and the Field of Dreams

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When visiting a fairytale setting, your 35mm camera is your best friend. The instant perfection of digital imaging fails to capture the gritty, surreal beauty of the Ponte Vecchio, or the drug-like oneiric atmosphere of the Giardino di Boboli. Wherever you are, it’s three steps away from where you want to go, and exactly where you want to be. Firenze feels like a bubble, Alice’s landing place after falling down the rabbit hole, a preserved […]

“Dalí. Un artista, un genio.”

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I do not consider myself a generally lucky person but via a bizarre stroke of good fortune a few years ago, when visiting New York for the first time, I managed to somehow be there at the same time the MOMA was holding a Salvador Dalí exhibit. Okay, not just a  Dalí exhibit, the Dalí exhibit; in true MOMA fashion, it was absolutely enormous and complete, borrowing items from the Gala-Dalí Foundation as well as […]