All posts tagged: rome

The Last Dance

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Photography

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 […]

The Ghosts of Romans

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Art / Photography / Things I make

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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Photography / Travels

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 […]

From Rome to London, With Love

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Articles / Fashion

Every year, fashion connoisseurs flock to the London Graduate Fashion Week in hopes of spotting the next John Galliano or Lee Alexander McQueen. While worldwide there is much spotlight being thrown on competitions to find the next great young designer, they’re only pocket flashlights with batteries that don’t last very long – you get a trophy, a big cheque, an internship and then no one ever hears from you again. The one and only place […]

Pifebo: Vintage Heaven

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Fashion / Shopping

  My exams are almost over and my best friend from Portugal is staying at my house for a week, so I couldn’t resist taking her to one of my favourite shops in Rome – Pifebo.  Pifebo is a vintage store chain unlike no other. I’ve been to vintage stores in Lisbon and London, but this one is still my favourite and probably unbeatable. Since the school year is over and I am about to return […]

“Dalí. Un artista, un genio.”

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Art

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 […]