All posts tagged: italy

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 […]

Everywhere At Once

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Photography / Travels

You know I tend to take a lot of random pictures when I really want to finish a roll of film. Since I have a strong tendency to switch between my Canon AE-1 and my Canon T50, there’s almost always an unfinished roll of film in one of them. I forget about the one I was using and pick up whichever one is closest, though I’m growing very fond of the AE-1. Some of these […]

A Summer Feeling

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These were taken a little before Summer hit Italy at its full force, though the colours of this particular film (a Fuji Velvia 160 if I’m not mistaken) are so warm and cosy it really makes me think of late July afternoons. Though it’s obviously 2015, I’ve been commenting on how these photographs look “straight out of the ’70s” and, fair enough, the print shop’s scanner seems to agree with me. I love this roll […]

The Ghosts of Romans

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Took me a while, but finally publishing the black and white 35mm photographs I took on my trip to¬†Ostia Antica, an amazing archaeological site a short drive away from Rome. On one hand, I wish I’d used colour film to capture how breathtaking and well-conserved the frescoed walls and mosaics are, but on the other hand I always prefer black and white when visiting ‘touristic’ sites, especially those that deal with the past – cemeteries, […]

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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Photography / Travels

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 […]